Parish, City and County Councils



The Parish Council of Risinghurst and Sandhills includes 4 Parish wards of Risinghurst North, Risinghurst South, Wood Farm and Sandhills. There are currently 11 unfilled vacancies on the Parish Council and expressions of interest for co-option to serve the community should be made to the Parish Clerk. 


Roles and Responsibilities in a Parish Council

Parish Councillors are unpaid for their public service. For a brief summary of the roles and responsibilities of a Parish Council, Chairperson, Councillor, Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance (RFO) Officer please click here.

The statutory duties and range of powers for a Parish Council are listed here.



Current Parish Council:


Following an uncontested election on May 6th 2021 and three co-options, the following candidates have been elected as Parish Councillors to May 2024, and are currently serving on the Parish Council:

David Adams, Nadia Amin, Steve Fuller, Alex Jenkinson, Jane Kerry,  Jackie Merritt, Michael Philpott, Roz Smith, Derek Taylor and Carol Walton.

More details on each Parish Councillor and their contact details can seen on the page “Your Parish Council”. 

 For a variety of reasons some people have resigned their public office, and each of them are thanked for their public service to the community. Resignations during the term of office: Liz Taylor, Graham Drummond, Jayne Wright,  Barbara Naylor and Vicki Purbrick. 



Second Tier of Local Authority: Oxford City Council (website

Services include waste collection, planning, parking, sport and leisure facilities, elections, housing and environmental health. Your elected Councillors are:

Barton and Sandhills ward Jabu Nala-Hartley [email protected]
Barton and Sandhills ward Mike Rowley [email protected]
Quarry and Risinghurst ward Chewe Munkonge [email protected]
Quarry and Risinghurst ward Roz Smith

[email protected] 

Third Tier of Local Authority: Oxfordshire County Council (website

Services include education, libraries, museums, roads, social care for children and adults, registration of births, deaths and marriage. Your elected ward Councillors are:

Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst Cllr Glynis Phillips [email protected]
Headington and Quarry   Cllr Roz Smith [email protected]