Curry Rivel Logo
 Curry Rivel – Above the Levels
Parish Council working online with the community

Curry Rivel Parish Council

Back home  /  Parish Council  /  Your Council

The Parish Council meet once a month on the first Thursday of the month in the Old School Room. Members of our community are welcome to attend and for further information please email the Clerk at

To contact the Parish Council
Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Lydia Mason: Working Hours are Monday and Thursday
9 am to 5.30 pm Email: (st) Tel. 07714 510828

marcus hembrow
Marcus Hembrow
Chair from 12 May 2022

My family have farmed at Portfield Farm for over 100 years, where I was brought up and where I returned in 2017. I trained as a Chartered Surveyor and have worked extensively in Property Development principally in PLC House Building as a Director for land and planning matters. I now manage a private portfolio of property and development interests in the SW.

My Council aims are:

  • Localism, more powers devolved from the new Somerset Council
  • Promotion of a Parish Design Guide to protect the area's character
  • Promote better design, enhanced sustainability and greater use of our local Lias stone
  • Create opportunities for those shops and businesses once prevalent to return.

I am a lifelong follower of Somerset Cricket best described as joyful and deeply frustrating in equal measure(!!!), I follow rugby and cricket having retired from playing and enjoy golf and country pursuits. I live on the eastern Edge of the Parish and am looking to serve the interests of Wick, Portfield, Portway and Westover.

Tel: 07920 765940 Email:

Lydia Mason
Lydia Mason
Clerk and Responsible Officer

Working hours are Monday and Thursday 9am – 5.30pm

Email: Tel: 07714 510828.

Terry Mounter
Vice Chair

I was educated at Curry Rivel Primary and Huish's grammar school, and have lived in the village all my life. I am now semi-retired. For 16 years I represented Curry Rivel as District Councillor and as Chairman of the Parish Council. I am interested in rights of way and planning with ensuring that Curry Rivel does not become a target for high density housing development. I believe having 3 tiers of local government (County, District and Parish) is expensive, inefficient, and should be reduced to 2 with greater powers devolved to Parish level.

Tel: 251857 Email:

crpc Derek
Derek Yeomans
Parish Councillor

After serving in the Merchant Navy, Fleet Air Arm, and Royal Fleet Auxilliary for over 40 years I was elected to the South Somerset District Council in 1999, and the County Council in 2001, having only recently retired. I was Chairman of the Somerset Waste Board and the Regulation Committee at the County Council and served on several other committees; including those concerned in Auditing. My interests are the preservation of the worlds natural environment, diversity and maximum reuse and recovery of all waste as the valuable resource that it is. I have been on the Council since 1998.

Tel: 01458 251549 Email:

Matt Geen
Matt Geen
Parish Councillor

I have lived with my wife in Curry Rivel since 2011. I am a Chartered Engineer, specialising in systems engineering. I am a director of both my own consultancy company, and a sonar company in France. I have worked as a school eacher, was a carer for my first wife before she died of a progressive illness, and am the proud father of two children. Bit by bit, the world seems to be becoming a worse place and Curry Rivel is a better place to be than many, and I would relish the chance to help to keep it that way. I enjoy playing music on various instruments. I keep fit by running round the many wonderful village footpaths.


face, icon, female
Claire Anderson
Parish Councillor

I have lived and worked in the village since 2014 and I am interested in joining the Parish Council as I think I could make a difference to the people of Curry Rivel. I am keen to make a difference and will do my best to support the Parish Council in the support of our Villagers. I believe that the village has a lot of potential and I adore, and take part in, the many activities that take place within the village making our lives better.


dave greene
Dave Greene
Parish Councillor

Before my retirement in 2017, when I moved to Curry Rivel with my wife Marcie, I had enjoyed a varied career which included serving as a police officer and managing a Project in Yeovil supporting vulnerable young persons. I was an elected Councillor for almost 20 years, serving at Town, District and County levels. I thoroughly enjoy walking in this wonderful village and surrounding area and photographing the glorious countryside. My greatest wish is to give back to the community that gives so much to me, particularly by voicing the concerns of those who feel unsafe using the narrow footpaths in our village.

Tel: 07971 475065 or email

Les Hood
Les Hood
Parish Councillor

Having lived in the local area for the past 20 years, my wife Ann and I moved to Stoney Lane in 2017. I am a retired publican and enjoy being a part of the community and walking in and around the village. Whilst walking I meet many other local residents.

My daughter and grandchildren also live in the village, which gives me a focus to help ensure our village remains a safe and enjoyable area for the future, for all generations.


Tony Greenaway
Tony Greenaway
Parish Councillor

I have lived in Curry Rivel with my wife for 39 years and am now retired. In the past I have helped to develop the Youth Club, Cricket Club and the Parish Plan. I now look after the community website. My main interests are cycling, table tennis, walking, music and hi fi.

As a Councillor, my main priorities are to: to contribute to the upkeep and appearance of our beautiful village; to listen to and respond to the concerns and ideas of the community; to improve access for pedestrian and cyclists between Curry Rivel and Langport/Huish Episcopi School.


Richard Wilkins
Richard Wilkins
Parish and County Councillor

I have lived in Curry Rivel for 10 years with my partner Kate and her family. I was born in Somerset and spent my childhood working on the family smallholding and sheep farm in Stoke St. Gregory. I returned to the area after completing my undergraduate degree in furniture design at Buckinghamshire university. having worked in the aerospace industry as a operations manager and then shipping, I currently work driving a lorry for a house removal company. I volunteer on the Curry Rivel News committee as publisher and often contribute to the Children's page in the publication. I enjoy cycling and walking.


Clare Aparico-Paul
Clare Aparacio-Paul
District Councillor

Clare lives in Stembridge with her young son and can be found traversing the division bringing her own unique brand of enthusiasm with her. Clare works in her District council ward of Langport and Huish and has now bought about some continuity from parish level to county level for the benefit of us all. Clare sits on various committees at the district council and was appointed Junior Cabinet Member to the Deputy Leader, David Hall and cabinet member for Resources and the Economy at the County Council.
Email: Tel: 07879 423117

Tiffany Osborne
District Councillor

Curry Rivel has been my home for more than 40 years and I care deeply about its future. During my working career I have gained valuable experience in areas such as business and project management, journalism, TV and media and the organisation of international sporting events. I currently work as a Community Involvement Manager ensuring the vulnerable young people of our County are supported and encourage by volunteers to fulfil their potential. I also represent this community as a parish councillor.

Curry Rivel and Drayton is a wonderful part of Somerset to live and work. My challenge will be to ensure that all available capital and revenue budgets are focused on statutory duties along with the needs of our parishes.

As your South Somerset District Councillor, my commitments are:

  • Listening to the needs of local residents,
  • Increasing confidence in our planning system whilst protecting and preserving the integral character of our community
  • Focusing on community welfare and assist in funding and providing for the vulnerable young and elderly and those in need
  • Supporting local businesses and work towards providing superfast broadband and mobile coverage for all
  • Preventing future flooding and ensure maintenance and dredging remains high on the agenda to protect all properties.
  • Ensuring all have good access to local leisure and encourage the use and support of our local amenities.

Address: Morningside, Stoney Lane, Curry Rivel, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0HY
Email: Tel: 250940

Get In Touch

CurryRivelOnline is powered by our active community.

Please send us your news and views.

Village Map

© 2022 – CurryRivelOnline