Council Members


Maddy Ferrari

Vice Chair

Maddy has lived in Witham Friary with her husband Kevin since 1994. She has lived in villages virtually all her life (Childswickham in Worcestershire, Motcombe in Dorset, Upton Noble and now Witham Friary. Maddy retired from the NHS in 2018 after 20 years working as an Occupational Therapist in West Wiltshire and 18 years as a community services manager across the county of Wiltshire. During the COVID pandemic Maddy went back to work (part time) in Warminster  Hospital for a year and also helped set up the Helping Hands group in the village in order to support villagers when needed. She has two grown up children. Her son is an Ornithologist and her daughter is a willow weaver – only Somerset willow obviously!

Maddy is passionate about nature and being out of doors. She loves walking the local footpaths (especially with the family dog, Monny), comes from a long line of gardeners, is a founder member of the Sustainable Witham group, a member of the National Trust (she is a volunteer gardener at Stourhead), the Royal Horticultural Society, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and The Green Party

Maddy often attended the Parish Council as a member of the public and joined the Parish Council in May 2022 after the first Parish Council election in 50 years. Her responsibilities currently include developing a leaflet about the water supply to the village and the future of the Dovecote. Her new joint role (with Lynne Sewell) as biodiversity officers includes  being a tree warden with a plan to survey the ancient trees of the parish.