The Parish Council meets 6 times a year with an Annual Assembly in April. Anyone can attend our meetings which are all held at Sandon Village Hall. Although we decide key matters between us we each have particular areas of focus which are below. All the Councillors are elected volunteers. We are supported by our Clerk and Financial Officer.
Sandon Parish Councillors:
James de Uphaugh
I have lived in Sandon since 1998 with my family, our dogs and horses. I
work in London in Finance. I am also primary contact for Church matters.
Rights of Way & Access
I have lived with my family and other animals in Green End for the last 20 years. I'm a partially retired lawyer and BHS access officer.
Resigned, 1st July 2021
I first moved to Redhill in 1999, left in 2004 and returned home again in 2011. I am an HR Consultant and have three children who all attend the village school.
My wife Anne and I moved to Sandon from East London in 2010 and love it here. We have two grown up boys and grandchildren. I am a Christian, a Justice of the Peace and a retired Biomedical Scientist and am passionate about justice and the conservation of wildlife.
A Retired Company Director, but now an active volunteer at both Imperial War Museum, Duxford and Sporting Memories, Dementia Club on a regular basis.
Also assisting charities such as The Wooden Spoon (children with disabilities) and Hearing Dogs for the Blind.
A keen equestrian along with many other sporting interests, particularly golf (Royston member), the village cricket team and the Ardley Running Club.
Always looking out for the interests and better living of the local community and parishioners
I started my journey in Sandon over 40 years ago working at Rockells Jersey Farm.
From there I moved to Hyde Hall, then onto Mill End, before moving up to the village.
For over 20 years I was employed as a cook manager, starting my career at Sandon School before moving onto other schools in North Herts. In semi-retirement I have returned to Sandon School as part of the care-taking team and assist the cook in her duties. My 4 children attended the School and have careers in business, The Arts, and public services. Whilst growing up in the village their needs were recognised, I helped set up the Mother & Toddler group, Youth Club, and spent 12 years as the Sports Club secretary, then with the closure of our Pubs set up the Pub night. My services have been offered in the past to the Village Hall and Church, cleaning, fundraising and grass cutting. I have an interest in Sandon’s history, and look forward to its future.
I grew up in the village in the 60’s and 70’s and returned in 2006. I’m married with one grown up son; you might occasionally see me walking his dog, or out on my bike!
I am a keen gardener and an active member of the Sandon Gardeners Club, I’m also involved and a regular attender at the Parish Church of All Saints.
Responsible Financial Officer
I was born and raised in Sandon and have returned to the family farm at Lye End, with my husband to two daughters, after 18 years testing out some of the surrounding villages. I will be looking after the Parish Council’s finances.