Natalie Crowie

Natalie Crowie joined the council in November 2022.  She has lived in the village for nearly 20 years and so is very passionate about keeping the village as a great place in which to live.  She works in IT so brings valuable skills to the council.  Furthermore being so familiar with many people, clubs and societies in the village she has invaluable local knowledge which is so helpful when discussing village matters.

Tim Parsons

Tim has lived in Flamstead for over twenty years, with his wife Sarah and their three daughters.

Tim and his family have great affection for the village and he believes that whilst the Parish Council must never be resistant to embracing the modern world, it must work hard to preserve the rich and much loved heritage of the village.

Working to ensure this balance is maintained is why Tim volunteered to sit on the Parish Council and why he continues to be involved in a wide range of village issues, in particular with improving the egress at Chequers Hill.  Tim brings a wealth of commercial expertise to the Council which is of huge value in ensuring it is run effectively and in good financial health.

Jane Timmis

I have been a member of Flamstead Parish Council since September 2017 and I am also the Local Borough Councillor (Watling Ward) for Dacorum Borough Council. I have lived in the area for over 46 years now and know it well. I was closely involved with Flamstead Pony Club for many years and I am currently the Chair of the Markyate Surgery Patient Participation Group.

I represent Dacorum Borough Councillors on two Luton Airport Consultative Committees, and am very active in opposing any further expansion of the Airport, as a result of the noise and environmental impact on both the villages of Flamstead and Markyate. I report to the Parish Council and also work closely with LADACAN. I also have an interest in the application of the planning laws in the area and Climate Change issues.

I support the rural environment in which we are privileged to live; and I am determined to fight for the preservation of the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Watling Ward and beyond as far as possible.

I am a trained nurse and was awarded an MBE in 2003 for my work with developing information for patients, and patient involvement in their care.

Dave Humphreys

Dave has lived in Flamstead for over 25 years and has been on the Council for almost all of that time.  There can be few people in the village who do not know Dave unless they either live in a cave or have only just moved to the village.  He was a fireman for all his working life and he has many interesting tales of exploits on a fire appliance including being the first on the scene at the Buncefield explosion.  Since giving up sliding down greasy poles he has turned his attention and skills to the plumbing world and there are not many houses in Flamstead where he has not cured a pesky leak, unblocked a U bend or stemmed an unexpected flood.  He gives much of his free time to help village groups, not only the Parish Council, but he is on the Village Hall and Almshouses committee, where his practical advice and unflappable demeanour are invaluable.  When not helping others, he can be seen out and about on his large motorbike or further afield enjoying the sunshine of Mallorca.

Jonathan Humbert

I joined the Council in June 2023 and am delighted at the prospect of being able to give something back to the community I have lived in and benefitted from for many years.

I have a successful international career in auctioneering, mainly high-end classic cars- and have enjoyed being M.D of my own auction house for the past two decades. I am a keen organist and bellringer and am Steeplekeeper at St Albans Cathedral.
I live in the parish, in a beautiful listed 18thC property on our smallholding with my wife Harriet, a GP and our 4 young children, together with our flock of Black Welsh Mountain sheep, a small suckler herd of Hereford cattle, alpaca, Kune Kune pigs, donkeys and miniature goats.
I am particularly interested in matters pertaining to agriculture, the environment, rural sustainability and how the countryside is managed. My late Grandfather was a County Councillor for three decades and I’m proud to be a seventh-generation resident of this fabulous county.
I look forward to the robust debates, discussions and challenges ahead!


David Boothman

David joined the Parish Council during Covid so it was a while until we all met him in the flesh!  He has lived in the village for some years and aside from his busy professional life from which he has just retired he is now undertaking a specialist course in garden design at Kew Gardens. He is a passionate advocate of all things Flamstead and he brings great insight to the council especially with all matters relating to planning applications in which he has become something of an expert. He is also very skilled at the BBQ as proved by his sterling efforts at cooking burgers and sausages for 5 hours during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Nancy Wild

I have been involved with Flamstead village for over 25 years, firstly riding with the Aldenham Harriers, then because of the love of this unique community I decided to move here with my husband, 3 children and horses in 2010.

I became a Trustee to the Pre school which is based in the Village Hall for 3 years , then moved onto becoming a committee member of the Friends of Flamstead school ( FoFS). I currently support the Flamstead Gardens Association (FGA) helping out during the village shows when possible.

I joined the Parish Council in December 2019 as I enjoy being involved in village affairs and I am keen to promote sport for children and make positive contributions to the general environment of Flamstead and climate change initiatives.

Stephen Behr

Stephen joined the Parish Council in January 2024.  Stephen owns a local farm and so he is able to bring considerable agricultural and practical knowledge of matters concerning the management of the countryside.  He has a young family; his daughter attends preschool, so he is able to represent the preschool, which the Parish Council is keen to support.

Billy Pither

I am relative newcomer to the village, having moved here in June 2021, but I grew up in and have lived a lot of my life in St Albans. I also attended Beechwood Park School when it first opened in 1966. We used to do Scottish dancing lessons with girls from Flamstead and often attended St Leonard’s.

My wife, Kath, and I have relatives in the village and so knew it quite well before we moved here. We feel very privileged to live in such a lovely community and being on the council is a nice way for me to give something back. I work in bar design and my office is in Studham so I have a short and very pleasant commute to work.

John Williams

I moved to Flamstead village 48 years ago after marrying my wife Melanie.  I am a carpenter and joiner and have run my own building company for many years.  I have very recently retired from the building business and now I am looking for new challenges.  I will be able to use my construction and practical knowledge to assist the council in any new projects and with reference to the pavilion.   I was on the committee of the Flamstead sports and social club for 14 years.