Langham Parish Councillors

Cllr. Annette BeckettCllr. Anette Beckett
Church Street

Tel: 07854 059664


Committees:  Planning

Originally from Australia, I moved to the UK for the work in 2003. I am a senior IT manager, and have worked across a number of different industries including Finance, Telecoms and now in Pharmaceuticals.

Having fallen for Rutland, I moved to Langham in 2018 along with my husband in our long term home.

Now part of such as beautiful and welcoming village I am extremely keen to be able to participate and do my part to make it even better.

Cllr. Richard BesantCllr Richard Besant
59 Manor Lane
Langham - LE15 7JL

Tel: 07977 260382


Committees: Finance - Community Park - Re-wilding

My family moved to Rutland in 1997 settling in Oakham before moving to Langham in 2018 after our 2 children had flown the nest.

I am a company director, working in Corby, and my background is in engineering and manufacturing management in large companies before establishing a small specialist metal finishing company.

I am passionate about Langham and hope to play my part in making it a great place to live and play and a community to be proud of.

Cllr Steve Catlin, Langham Parish CouncilCllr Steve Catlin
3 Manor Lane
Langham - LE15 7JL

Tel: 01572 724553
Mob: 07487 296197


Committees: IT - Finance - Community Park -  Allotments - Speedwatch

PC Vice Chairman

Steve worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for 41 years before taking early retirement. He has lived in Langham since May 2017. He has been a Civil Servant and a Member of HM Diplomatic Service during that time and has had postings in South Africa, Finland and Czech Republic and has travelled the world extensively in-between. He has had contact with many different cultures whilst living and travelling overseas.

Steve has a passion for equal access for the less abled amongst us and manages a community website promoting the provision of ceiling hoists in away from home accommodation.

He is also responsible for the design and management of the Parish Council's website.

Cllr. Stewart LongCllr Stewart Long



Committees:  Finance

A biochemist, I am Chief Executive Officer of Cutest Systems Ltd, providing claims and safety data for beauty and medical companies globally. I previously worked for Unilever, Boots and Dow Corning in Belgium. President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists 2020-21. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Cllr. Alex MarshallCllr Alexandra (Alex) E J Marshall
The Black Horse
Church Street
Langham - LE15 7JE

Tel: 01572 722954


Committees: Re-wilding - Planning (Reserve)

I have lived in Rutland since 1970 I served on the Melton and Belvoir Borough Council for a number of years.

From my home base I run an outside catering company. I love village life and have a passion for farming and country living.

Cllr. Jennifer MaskellCllr Jennifer Maskell
9 The Range
Langham - LE15 7EB

Tel: 01572 720278


Committees: Planning (Chairman)

I have lived in Langham since 2009, and before that in Leicestershire since 1991. After being involved in education, finance and latterly manufacturing industry during my working life, I have now retired and so have more time available to try to support the community in Langham as a Parish Councillor.

I was involved in the formation of the Langham Neighbourhood Plan, and as a member of the Steering Group continue to support its ongoing development and relevance. As a Parish Councillor I hope to be able to keep informed of the key issues that affect the community, listen to their views, and so contribute towards ensuring that Langham continues to be a village in which the whole community is happy to live and call home.

Cllr. Brenda Palmer, Chairman Langham Parish CouncilCllr Brenda Palmer
20 The Glade
Ranksborough Hall
Langham - LE15 7GN

Tel: 01572 757004


Committees: Finance - Planning - Parish Forum

PC Chairman

Brenda Palmer grew up in Nottingham, lived for much of her working life near Peterborough and moved to Langham after her retirement. She was a Wing Commander in the RAF Air Traffic Branch and left after 22 years going on to a number of senior executive positions in the public and charitable sector before finishing her working life as Chair of Cambridgeshire Probation Service.

Asked about the best bits of her working life she would say: managing air traffic for the Harrier Force at Wittering, Chairing a NATO Working Party, running the Ministry of Defence department for all airfield air traffic policy and equipment, winning a £¼ million National Lottery grant for the charity she worked for, reorganising the administration of a top university architectural faculty and presenting awards to young offenders who have turned their lives around.

Brenda has been on Langham Parish Council for 4 years, Chair since 2017 and is a member of the Langham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. She believes the Parish Council should deliver its services efficiently, be pro-active, respond to parishioners’ aspirations, support local facilities and activities and aim to improve quality of life for the whole community. She is particularly interested in preserving and enhancing the local environment, improving road safety and encouraging community involvement.

Vacant PositionCllr. Mick Appleby




Cllr Penny VinerCllr Penny Viner
The Old Vicarage
65 Church Street
Langham - LE15 7JE

Tel: 01572 771115


Committees: Communications - Planning - Parish Forum

My family has lived in Langham since the 1960, and I’ve lived here for the last 25 years. My work background is in teaching and then industry. I’m now semi-retired, but still consult on medicine and food regulation, particularly for the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association, of which, latterly, I was Director and CEO and am now President. I love living in Langham, and have been involved with various Langham village committees/initiatives over the years, including WI secretary, Village Hall Trustee, Street Market organiser and Neighbourhood Plan member. As I have a bit more time now, I hope I can be useful to the Parish Council and the village.


no picture availableHelen Duckering
Parish Council Clerk
3 Ruddle Way
Langham - LE15 7NZ

Tel: 01572 759554


Clerk to Parish Council

Oliver Hemsley RCC Member for LanghamRCCllr Oliver Hemsley
Mickley Lodge
Langham - LE15 7JB

Tel: 07768 412683


County Councillor
Langham Ward

Rutland CC
Rutland - LE15 6HP


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