Parish Councillors & Parish Clerk

Marsworth Parish Council consists of a team of committed volunteers all of whom live in the village. They can all be contacted directly but for general parish issues please contact the Parish Clerk, Caroline Smith (full details below)

Robert Kennedy


Bob has lived in Marsworth since 1987; prior to that he was in Bulbourne. He lives ‘along the lane to Manor House Farm’ with his wife Christine. Bob's eldest son Neil and his family live in Vicarage Road opposite the Red Lion.

Bob is a part-time accountant

Bob has been on the council since early 2007 and was chairman for three of those years and subsequently took on the position again in 2021. He sees his role as a parish councillor as being a representative of the village and working on its behalf. He set up the Marsworth Village Website and managed it for many years.

As for the local community, Bob supports the church, school, village hall, local pubs, steam rally and the canal/reservoir environs. He is keen to see them thrive and be well looked after.

Contact Details:   Tel. 01296 661533.  Address: 'Timbers', Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth. HP23 4LN


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Giles Monks



Giles has lived in Marsworth since 2000. Before that he lived in Ivinghoe, but is originally from London. He lives on Vicarage Road with his wife Ruth and three children: Thomas and Isobel who are currently at University, while James still attends Tring School. Giles is a secondary school teacher in Bushey.

Giles joined the Parish Council in 2006 and has been Vice-Chair since 2011. In 2019, he led the Parish Council’s project to establish the Polish memorial sign at the site of the former Polish resettlement camp in Marsworth. This was unveiled by the Polish Military Attaché and celebrated by former residents, villagers and the wider Polish community.

Giles is also Chair of Governors at Marsworth School, and supports All Saint’s Church, also helping to mow the churchyard and assist at fundraising events including the Fun Run. A keen supporter of the Steam Rally and long-standing volunteer, he has also organised other events for the village including the 2012 Jubilee and Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration. As a Parish Councillor, he aims to provide a pragmatic and practical view to address local concerns, maintaining and strengthening our village community.

Contact Details:  Address: 7 Vicarage Road, Marsworth, Tring, HP23 4LN


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Ray Brown


Ray describes himself as ‘30 years plus’. He lives in Lukes Lea with his wife Frances and sometimes his children Luke and Georgie.

He has served on the Parish Council for over 20 years and during that time he has been chairman.

He works as an accountant.

Contact Details: Tel. 01296 661211  Address: 37 Lukes Lea, Marsworth. HP23 4NH


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Denise Cornwall


Denise moved to Marsworth in 1998. She lives in Norvic Road with her partner Hugh.

She has been a Parish Councillor for three years.  She has never been chairman and thinks it’s not a role that she would want to do.

She is now retired; before retirement she worked for an oil company for 34 yrs.

Besides her Parish Council work, Denise is also a volunteer for Iain Rennie and is often seen in their shop in Wendover. She is a member of All Saints choir and a member of Marsworth WI. She organises the WI supper club and a craft evening that she attends.

She does not have one special specific interest, but has an allotment in Long Marston that takes up a lot of her time and she enjoys her days there with the other allotment holders. She belongs to a theatre group and regularly goes to the theatre in London. She also likes cooking - but please don't ask her to make you any scones!

As for Parish Council involvement, Denise wants to be a councillor that people feel they can approach and talk to. From the amount of calls that she gets from villagers about their concerns and issues, she feels that she is succeeding in that role. She is prepared to discuss, address and support as much as her role as a councillor allows her to do for the local community. 

Contact Details: Tel. 07501 783807  Address:12 Norvic Road, Marsworth. HP23 4LS


Register of Interests

Christine King



I have lived most of my life in Chesham, before coming to live in Marsworth, with my partner Robin in 2010. I was already familiar with Marsworth as all three of my children were taught to ride by Mrs Ridpath whose stables were down Church Lane.  

When my children were young I ran my own successful floristry business, selling the business to take a very different role as a medical secretary working both in a GP surgery and our local hospitals.  

Soon after moving into Marsworth I joined the WI, quickly joining the committee which I very much enjoyed.  I have been President for nearly five years.  

My interests are reading, gardening, travel, music, politics and DIY. I hope I can make a valuable contribution to the Parish Council with my various experience and my enthusiasm. 

Contact Details. Tel. 01296 660019  Address: April Cottage, Church Farm Lane, Marsworth. HP23 4NQ


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Steve Smith



Steve Smith was been co-opted as a councillor to Marsworth Parish Council in May2023  He has lived in Stepnells, Marsworth since 2015, prior to which he lived in Wilstone for many years, where he still maintains an allotment. He is a geologist by profession but now retired.

Steve takes an active interest in community and environmental issues and is a member of the Chiltern Society, Woodland Trust, the Wendover Canal Trust (aka Wendover Arm Trust) and the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.  He has recently joined the Tring Farmers Market Committee.  He regularly contributes to Marsworth News (Rural Rambler) and the Wilstone Village News (allotment articles).

His wife, Caroline, is the Marsworth Parish Clerk.  Steve helps her by assisting with the accounts and runs the website.  

He looks forward to working with the Parish Clerk, Chairman Bob Kennedy and the other councillors for the benefit of our small community.


Contact Details: 01296 660640.  7 Stepnells Marsworth HP23 4NQ


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Robert John



Robert Nelson John is a retired (well, almost) Chartered Surveyor.  He and his wife Christine lived for more than 20 years at The Ship, one of the older houses of the village until Christine sadly passed away two years ago.  He has two adult daughters and two young grandchildren.   Robert’s interests include flying his glider from the London Gliding Club and Luton Someries Rotary Club where he is President in the current year.

Contact Details. Tel.   Address: The Ship, Ship Lane, Marsworth. HP23 4NA


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Caroline Smith

Parish Clerk

Caroline and her husband Steve have lived in Stepnells, Marsworth since 2015.

She has worked as Executive Assistant to Chairman/CEO for the last twenty years in corporate, commercial and customer-focused environments. Before that she worked in sport as Members' Events Manager at MCC, Executive Assistant at Luton Town Football Club and owned the Indoor Tennis Centre in Kings Langley. Caroline has enjoyed being involved in stakeholder and community engagement in all of her roles.  She has been a member of the Pitstone and Ivinghoe Entertainments Committee and is currently also Secretary of the Marsworth Charity.

Having recently retired from her EA role in the City, Caroline will have more time to support the Parish Council, become involved in village life and for Steve and her to spend more time walking.


Parish Clerk Contact Details: Tel 07557 289049


Address: 7 Stepnells, Marsworth HP23 4NQ

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