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Slip End Parish Councillors

Parish Clerk

Peter Segal EMAIL
Peter has been our Parish Clerk since early 2010. Previously he was an Office Manager and then Sales Manager for a large International Brewing group. As well as his duties with the Parish Council, he is Administrator for the Slip End Playing Fields and Clerk to Aley Green Cemetery.

He lives in Stopsley, Luton, and is married with two grown up daughters.


Carol Beeton EMAIL

3 The Cloisters
Half Moon Lane

Tel: 07562 871408

Carol says 'I have lived in Slip End for 27 years and moved to Pepperstock in 2017, I have two married children and four grandchildren. My working life was in retail, I had kitchen shops in Dunstable and Flitwick. Since retirement I have been a member of the Slip End Gardening Club and am now treasurer.
I am on the Steering Committee of the Neighbourhood Plan and take an active part in the Good Neighbour Scheme and am treasurer'. I'm also a trustee of The Peter Edwards Hall and Slip End Playing Field"

Carol Brennan

74 Front Street
Slip End

Tel: 07979 402 847

Carol has lived in Slip End since 2000. Previously a successful pub landlady, Carol is now a Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) currently working in Milton Keynes.

Carol is the Treasurer of the Community Projects Group and was responsible for the raffle for Village Day in 2011 and 2012.

Carol Joined the Parish Council in October 2012 and more recently became Area Coordinator for our Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Paul Cooper - Chairman EMAIL

46 Front Street
Slip End

Mobile Tel: 07703 599006

Paul has lived in Slip End all his life and joined the Parish Council in December 2008.

Paul gained his degree in Sheffield and then worked for several pub companies. After 3 years as a consultant in the licensed retail industry, he took over the lease of the Frog & Rhubarb in 1999 and has revitalised the pub to be the hub of the community. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Innkeeping and has recently achieved an Advanced Certificate in Licensed Hospitality.

Responsibilities for:
Children and Young people under 12
Young people aged 12 and up

Sarah Minnighan - Vice Chairman EMAIL

12 St Andrews Close
Slip End

Mobile Tel: 07868 742 904

Sarah was born in Cambridge and moved to the parish in 1976 when she was 18 months old. Sarah attended both Willowfield Lower School and Five Oaks Middle School as they were then known before attending Queensbury Upper School in Dunstable. Sarah's great grandmother was the district nurse, Louisa Chadwick, and she used to live in the house opposite The Plough at Woodside, where Sarah spent her childhood.

Sarah joined the parish council in 2008 and over the years has been involved with the organising of Village Day, she is on the Core Committee for the Community Projects Group, and she is trustee, treasurer and bookings officer for The Peter Edwards Hall and Slip End Playing Field"

Steve Baird EMAIL

205 Woodside Rd

Tel: 01582 738205

Steve says 'I have lived within 5 Km of the centre of Luton for the last 53 years. Married Paula in 1986, and moved into Woodside some 22 years ago. Our children have been through Slip End Play Group, Slip End Lower School, and been members to the Guiding and Scouting groups within the Slip End.

I have had involvement with Slip End Scout Group Exec committee for the last 10 years and was involved with the creation of the Parish Plan that was compiled in 2009-10. Due to the strong feelings, the Parish Plan had highlighted, about certain subjects of life around the parish, I thought it appropriate to follow this by becoming a Parish Councillor once a vacancy became available'

Simon Patterson

6a The Grove
Woodside Park Homes

Tel: 01582 419 487

Simon moved to Pepperstock in 1996, when he was recruited as company accountant for a local business. Since then he has moved with his wife Carol, to The Grove Park home site in Woodside.

He currently works as a Consultant for Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, specialising in Community Buildings advice and developing the Good Neighbour Scheme network.

He says “having decided to make Slip End our long term home, we wanted to get involved in our community and help protect and develop the already vibrant life of the village”. Simon joined the Parish Council in October 2012.

Simon is Chairman of our Good Neighbour Scheme, Chairman of the Community Projects Group, and Secretary of the Village Hall committee.

Paul Shaw EMAIL

2 Brick Hill Park
Half Moon Lane

Tel: 01582 453402

Paul says 'I am a retired professor, working most of my life in Africa and the Caribbean, with a stint of twelve years as Head of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Luton. I have lived in and around Luton for over 30 years, with three children educated in local schools. Since 2009 I have been resident in Pepperstock.

Retirement claimed me in 2014. I now do voluntary work for Hertfordshire Health Walks, leading a weekly walk for the Markyate community. I am also a season ticket holder at Luton Town FC'.

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Councillors

Richard Stay – Executive Member, Central Bedfordshire Council

Richard was first elected to Bedfordshire County Councillor representing the Parishes of Caddington, Hyde & Slip End in 1997, with Kensworth Parish being added in 2005 to form the South East Bedfordshire Division. Abolition of the County Council through local government re-organisation meant the creation of the new all-purpose Central Bedfordshire Council in 2009.

The Ward of Caddington now covers the Parishes of Caddington, Hyde, Kensworth, Slip End, Studham & Whipsnade

Richard has represented Slip End continuously since 1997 and also fought the Luton South Parliamentary seat in 2005. He served as the Deputy Leader of the County Council until March 2009 when he became Deputy Leader of Central Bedfordshire - following the election in 2011 he became a Member of the Executive & has political responsibility for the Troubled Families programme in Central Bedfordshire

Richard has lived locally for over 20 years & currently lives in Woodside with his family.

Contact Richard at or check out his Blog HERE! or contact him on Twitter at @StayRC

Kevin Collins – Ward Councillor & Deputy Executive Member, Central Bedfordshire Council

Kevin was first elected to Central Bedfordshire Council in 2013 in a by-election following the retirement of Ruth Gammons. The Ward of Caddington covers the Parishes of Caddington, Hyde, Kensworth, Slip End, Studham & Whipsnade.

Kevin moved into this area in 1997, spending eight years in Slip End (including getting married in St Andrew’s Church) before moving to Caddington. In addition to regular duties as a ward councillor, he currently also sits on the Licensing Committee (as vice-chair) and Development Management Committee at Central Bedfordshire and attends cabinet as a deputy.

You can contact Kevin at or 0300 300 8523. He also has a blog for local news and updates at and can be found on twitter @KevMColl

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