Your Town Councillors

Richard Owen

Richard Owen

Town Mayor. Elected Member since May 2021

Planning Committee (Vice-Chair); Finance and Governance Committee; Sustainability Working Group (with Longstanton PC); Hydrology Working Group
Rep for: Open Spaces SG;

Community Networkers; Homes England

Cllr.owen@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Paul Littlemore

Paul Littlemore

Deputy Town Mayor. Elected Member since May 2021

Planning Committee (Chair); Finance and Governance Committee; Hydrology Working Group
Rep for: Open Spaces SG; Heritage SG;

Community Networkers; Homes England; Stagecoach

Cllr.littlemore@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I moved to Northstowe in 2018 and have lived in Cambridgeshire all of my adult life. I work as an IT Solutions Engineer for a multi-national software company, dealing with complex sets of requirements and designing and delivering cost-effective solutions in a timely manner.

I have often been encouraged to take part in local democracy by friends involved in Parish Councils, and the formation of Northstowe Town Council felt like the right time to put myself forward. Areas I am particularly passionate about are open space management and the future of the Greenbelt changes, ensuring that the Town Council can grow other revenue streams beside precept and ensuring that development is of the highest possible quality and the developers meet their Section 106 obligations on time. 

Together let's make sure that Northstowe is a great place to live, work and visit. 

Jason Benedicic

Jason Benedicic

Elected Member since May 2021

Finance and Governance Committee (Vice-Chair); Planning Committee
Rep for: Homes England; Stagecoach;

Youth Partnership; Hydrology WG

Cllr.Benedicic@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Born and raised in Cambridge, I am familiar with the area and understand the challenges faced by residents across the county. My IT consultancy career has allowed opportunities to live in multiple places and travel the world. This has given me a well-rounded perspective and valuable experience.

We moved to Northstowe to raise our family. As part of that I want to give back to the community and make this new town somewhere residents are proud to live. I am passionate about sustainability, local business and providing services for all residents.

The possibilities for Northstowe are endless and I believe we should all be able to have a voice and shape its future. Ensuring accountability with the developers, making certain that facilities are provided where required, and that the community is given the best chance of success are top priorities for me.

Carla Bros Sabria

Carla Bros Sabria

Elected Member since May 2021

Events and Markets Committee; Planning Committee; Personnel Committee; Market Development Working Group; Joint Sustainability Working Group

Rep for: Open Spaces SG; Homes England

Cllr.brossabria@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Born and raised in Spain, after having lived in Cambridge for 7 years, I moved to Northstowe in January 2020 with my husband and son. I have an environmental science background and work as a social policy researcher. I am passionate about sustainable living and a firm believer of local governance and community engagement. I am Chair of the Northstowe Sustainability Community Group, and I love playing tennis if I have any spare time!

As Town Councillor, I want to make a difference in the next key moments of the development of our community. I will work for Northstowe to become an exemplary healthy, positive, innovative and socially connected town. My focus will be on sustainability, local economy and participation, and I aim to represent the views and concerns of all residents.

Naveen Castelino

Naveen Castelino

Elected Member since May 2021

Finance and Governance Committee (Chair); Personnel Committee

Rep for: Open Spaces SG; Homes England

Cllr.Castelino@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I moved to Northstowe in December 2017 with my wife and son. Before that, I lived in Chesterton, Cambridge for 7 years. I work as a business development executive for an aerospace & automotive company based in Cambridge.

I was a Parish Councillor in the combined Northstowe & Longstanton Parish Council before being elected to the Northstowe Town Council. Being a Councillor gives me the chance to represent the views of the local people, ensure that community interests are taken into account and be involved in shaping the future of the local community.

I enjoy playing badminton and tennis. 

Shola Delip

Shola Delip

Elected Member since May 2021

Personnel Committee (Vice-Chair); Events and Markets Committee; Market Development Working Group
Rep for: Community Networkers;

Faith Strategy Group; Youth Partnership

Cllr.delip@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

A very friendly and approachable IT Consultant who has worked in various civil service departments for around 20 years and left civil service, to do a Masters in Computer Science.

I moved to Northstowe from London in August 2019 with my husband and son and fell in love with the diverse and growing community here. I have helped set up several clubs and communities in Northstowe and am an active member in all of them.

As a Town Councillor my priorities will be on making Northstowe safer by helping prevent crime, organise events for the community that are affordable by everyone and for all age groups young or old, tackle mental health, domestic violence and work towards the well-being of the community. My focus will also be on sustainability and climate change. 

Kathy Males

Kathy Males

Elected Member since May 2021

Events and Markets Committee; Market Development Working Group

Rep for: Northstowe Support Partnership

Cllr.males@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I am a local person who moved a whole mile to Northstowe in 2018. I love the chance of building a new community with a diverse and multi-national population and I have been actively involved in helping set up several Northstowe groups.

My passion is for people, community and inclusion. I have lived in social housing in the past and was a lone parent for many years. I want to help ensure that all groups are well represented on the council and that the quality of life for every resident is improved through practical measures.

On a personal note, I enjoy swimming, badminton, yoga, singing and traveling. I have 2 well educated adult sons.

Deborah Oluwasanya

Deborah Oluwasanya

Elected Member since May 2021

Events and Markets Committee (Vice-Chair); Market Development Working Group

Rep for: Faith Strategy Group; Stagecoach

Cllr.oluwasanya@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I am a scientist and a mother who cares deeply about where we raise our children and the foundations we lay for our future,

When I think of Northstowe, I think of "our home" and the collective responsibility we have to make all it needs to be for us - a place where everyone feels welcome, heard and included amongst others.

As Town Councillor three things will guide my service - our children, our future, our home. 

Amitkumar Panvekar

Amitkumar Panvekar

Elected Member since May 2021

Finance and Governance Committee; [Assets and Asset Transfer Committee (Vice-Chair)]; Hydrology Working Group

Rep for: Open Spaces SG; Homes England

Cllr.panvekar@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I am Amit Panvekar, working as Software Engineer in Cambridge. I am born in India, living in the UK since 2010.

I moved to Northstowe in 2017, and, among one of the first residents of the Northstowe. And I am proud of living here and part of the ever growing community.

As working in multinational company, I have developed skillsets of working under pressure and tighter deadlines. I believe I can use my experience and skills for development of community.

Let’s come together to support and help developing our town.

Pradeep Susarla

Pradeep Susarla

Elected Member since May 2021

Personnel Committee (Chair); Events and Markets Committee (Chair); Planning Committee; Market Development Working Group

Rep for: Faith Strategy Group; Stagecoach

cllr.susarla@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Snow Nikoro

Elected Member since May 2022 (Co-opted March 2022).

Planning Committee; Personnel Committee

Rep for: Heritage SG

cllr.nikoro@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Ioana Sovago

Ioana Sovago

Member, co-opted June 2022

Finance and Governance Committee; Planning Committee
Rep for: Open Spaces SG

cllr.sovago@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I grew up in Romania and I have lived in Glasgow, Copenhagen, Kent and Cambridge. My husband and I moved to Northstowe in 2021.

I have a background in science and I am currently working in tech as a Product Manager. I am involved in the Sport and Wellbeing committee and I like playing table tennis in my spare time.

As part of the Town Council my priorities will be ensuring the right facilities are developed as promised, and secondly, the safety of our new town.

Balaji Kinnera

Balaji Kinnera

Member, co-opted June 2022

Events and Markets Committee; Planning Committee; Personnel Committee
Rep for: Faith Strategy Group

cllr.kinnera@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Leena Kumari Ummadi

Leena Kumari Ummadi

Member, co-opted June 2022

Events and Markets Committee
Rep for: Faith Strategy Group

2021

cllr.ummadi@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

I have moved to Northstowe in 2021 with my husband Anil and two children.

Professionally, I am an IT consultant with years of experience in multinational companies. Personally, I am a positively driven person and extend my help and support to the best extent I can.

As a new bee in this role, I want to learn more about our neighbourhood and the concerns underlying, in order to support every idea that helps to build a strong & safer community. I believe together we can achieve a better township where people of all ages can enjoy and make our Northstowe community stronger and one of a kind.

Majdi Mgaidia

Member, co-opted June 2022

Hydrology WG

cllr.mgaidia@northstowetowncouncil.gov.uk

Registers of Interest

Registers of Interest for Town Councillors can be found at the South Cambridgeshire District's webpage for Northstowe Town Council, see: Parish council - Northstowe Town Council (moderngov.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

Cambridgeshire County Councillor (Division: Longstanton, Northstowe and Over)

website: County Council - Councillors  

Firouz Thompson

firouz.thompson@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

07974680875

 

 

 
District Councillors (Longstanton Ward: Longstanton; Northstowe; Oakington & Westwick parishes)

Website: SCDC - Councillors 

 Alex Malyon

cllr.malyon@scambs.gov.uk 

 Sarah Cheung Johnson

cllr.cheungjohnson@scambs.gov.uk

01954 489089

 

Member of Parliament (South Cambridgeshire)

 Anthony Brown

website MP Anthony Browne