Lisa Whitaker

Councillor Lisa Whitaker moved to Swindon Village in 2020, having lived across town in St Marks for the previous 13 years. She became a Parish Councillor shortly afterwards, and was elected Vice Chair in 2022. The main reason was to get to know the community, and contribute to the betterment of the Parish.
Since joining she’s learned a lot about the history of the area, as well as local planning, and the who’s who of Swindon Parish!
Outside of the council, Lisa works full time as a Senior Project Manager for Gloucestershire-based sustainability charity, Severn Wye Energy Agency, supporting businesses, households and communities with conserving energy and cutting carbon emissions, as well as leading fuel-poverty relief schemes off the back of the pandemic.
She has a primary school aged son, and you may see her with her family cycling around town – she’s passionate about active travel (walking, cycling, scooting or anything that involves getting around on your own steam) and making this an easier choice for everyone.
She also organised last year’s Community Garage Sale – which was well received in the Parish and plans for this year’s spring clean clear out are already afoot!