Tony Ilott

Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Hardwick West Ward
Oxfordshire County Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Division

Tony has been a District Councillor in Hardwick for the past 8 years. He has a strong track record of delivering for local residents. Amongst other things, he worked to remove unauthorised traveller encampments on Hanwell Fields, secured the reinstatement of a regular bus service on the car estate, organised the re-planting and maintenance of trees along the old Oxfordshire Ironstone Railway and got a £40,000 solar system fitted to Hanwell Fields Community Centre. He has also been an ever-present campaigner supporting local efforts to reinstate an obstetric-led maternity service at the Horton Hospital. He has joined residents at rally’s for the cause, addressed the HOSC health scrutiny committee on various occasions and travelled with campaigners to attend the judicial hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. In 2017, Tony was appointed Cherwell District Council's Lead Member for Financial Management. He is committed to ensuring the Council keeps its share of the Council Tax as low as possible, whilst delivering vital projects including the landmark leisure extension to Castle Quay shopping centre in Banbury. 

Tony's connection to Banbury started 15 years ago when he moved here to open a business in the town centre. Since then he has been actively involved in the local community; he is a Rotarian and a member of the Banbury Civic Society. In May 2017 he was also elected to represent Hardwick on Oxfordshire County Council. He is now the area's 'one-stop-shop Councillor', representing residents on all three tires of Local Government: Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council. 

 

News

Hardwick Councillors visit “Banesberie bungalows”

Hardwick Councillors had a tour of the bungalows on Banesberie Close today to see first-hand the start of extensive restoration works following a transfer of ownership to local housing association provider Sanctuary Housing.

Banbury Conservatives give evidence at key Horton Hospital meeting

Banbury Conservatives were pleased to stand with local residents in continuing to fight for the reinstatement of obstetric-led maternity services at the Horton General Hospital at a meeting of the Horton Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HHOSC) today.

Bitter disappointment at Horton Judicial Review judgement

Following a two day hearing, High Court Judge Mr Justice Mostyn today announced his decision to dismiss the Judicial Review which had been brought against the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by Cherwell District Council in relation to the CCGs local healthcare consultation.

Banbury Councillors work together to give town bus lifeline

Councillors from both political parties have come together to pledge their commitment to working towards retaining bus services in Banbury and its surrounding villages in a letter published in today's Banbury Guardian.

See Also

Mike Bishop

Cherwell District Councillor for Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward

Mike was first elected as a Cherwell District Councillor for Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward in May 2016. He has lived in North Oxfordshire his whole life and raised his family here. He stood for Council after deciding it was time to give something back to his local community.

Chris Heath

Cherwell District Councillor for Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward

Chris has been a Cherwell District Councillor for 10 years and previously had the honour of serving as Chairman of the Council. She has lived in Bloxham for over 45 years and her family still live in the village. In her time as a Councillor, Chris has built up a strong relationship with the Paris

Andrew McHugh

Cherwell District Councillor for Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward

Andrew was first elected by the residents of Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote Ward in a by-election in September 2016. He has a proud military background but more recently has worked in various roles within the healthcare sector.

Colin Clarke

Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Calthorpe and Easington Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Calthorpe South Ward

Colin’s roots are firmly in Banbury - he has lived here his whole life and can trace some of his ancestors back to a marriage in St Mary’s Church in 1564.

Kieron Mallon

Cherwell District Councillor for Calthorpe and Easington Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Easington South Ward
Oxfordshire County Councillor for Bloxham and Easington Division

Kieron was first elected to Local Government in Banbury in 1997.

Tony Mepham

Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Calthorpe and Easington Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Calthorpe South Ward

Born and bred in Banbury, Tony is driven by a passion to see the town thrive. He believes in providing value for money services that work for the benefit of local communities.

Nathan Bignell

Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Hardwick West Ward

Nathan was elected to represent the residents of Hardwick on Cherwell District Council in May 2019. Born at the Horton, Nathan has lived in Banbury his whole life. Hardwick remains a special place for him as it is the area where he grew up.

John Donaldson

Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Ward

John has lived in the heart of the Hardwick Ward for almost 20 years and has represented his fellow Ward residents on Cherwell District Council since 2003.

Sean Gaul

Cherwell District Councillor for Bicester East Ward

Sean grew up on Hendon Place, was schooled at Glory Farm Primary School, and The Cooper School, and was the local paperboy.

Richard Mould

Cherwell District Councillor for Bicester East Ward
Bicester Town Councillor for East Ward

Richard has lived in Bicester since 1987 and has represented local residents on Cherwell District Council since 2015.