Stan Heptinstall MBE
Councillor Stan Heptinstall is one of the three members who represent the Bramcote Ward on Broxtowe Borough Council. He was first elected in 1991 and has served as a councillor continually since then. He is currently the Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe. As well as being a borough councillor, he is one of the two county councillors for the Bramcote and Stapleford Division. He was first elected to Nottinghamshire County Council in 1997. He is also a member of Stapleford Town Council.
Stan is Chair of the Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group, which organises the annual Hemlock Happening held in Bramcote Hills Park in June. He regularly attends meetings of the Bramcote Community Action Team which are held every three months at the Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote.
Stan is also a community governor at the White Hills Park Federation of Secondary Schools in Bramcote that now includes the Alderman White School and the Bramcote Park School. He is a member of the Parochial Church Council and choir at St Michael's Church, Bramcote. He is a trustee for the Bramcote Charities and is a co- editor of the publication Focus on Bramcote which is delivered regularly to those who live in the Bramcote area.
In 1997 Stan received a MBE from the Queen for 'services to Bramcote in the County of Nottinghamshire'.
Stan has lived in Bramcote Hills with his family since 1975. His wife, the Reverend Canon Lillian Heptinstall, is an ordained priest in the Church of England and is minister-in-charge at St Barnabas Church, Inham Nook, Chilwell. She also supports Stan as the Deputy Mayoress. Stan and Lillian have four (adult) children and eight grandchildren.