Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

About Mark Goodge

Important Disclaimer

I am a member of Evesham Town Council, representing Bengeworth ward, and Wychavon District Council, representing Badsey ward. In both cases, I was elected as the Conservative candidate under the auspices of Mid Worcestershire Conservative Association and the Evesham Branch of MWCA. This website is my personal website. It dates back to long before I became a councillor and will almost certainly outlive that role. Nothing on this website should be read as representing the views of Evesham Town Council or Wychavon District Council, or of any part of the Conservative Party. Please bear that in mind when reading it.

I have a separate website specifically for my role as a councillor. This is available at MarkGoodge.UK.

You can also view my official council web presence here:

Wychavon District Council

Evesham Town Council

If you want to contact me about council matters, please use my published council contact details: (for Wychavon related issues) or (for Evesham Town Council issues). This will ensure that your emails are routed to the correct mailbox, and minimise the prospect of them being inadvertently flagged as spam. Please do not use either of these addresses for personal matters or anything not related to my role as a councillor. See below for personal contact details.

About Me

“The Grinch of Evesham” (Nadine Dorries MP)

“Thoughtful, caring and committed” (Reverend Andrew Spurr, Vicar of Evesham)

If you’re wondering about me, I am Mark Goodge, Internet geek, musician, political activist, non-dogmatic Christian, cat-lover, international traveller (when I can afford it), photographer, train-non-spotter, sometime politician and generally all-round nice guy. At least, that’s what my friends tell me.

In my day job, I write PHP and HTML, fiddle with MySQL, fix things when they break and try to develop new systems that don’t break quite as often.

In my spare time, I write PHP and HTML (and the occasional bit of Ruby) and fiddle with MySQL for fun, write interesting websites, pester politicans, take photos, play music and write blog posts. I like good food, good conversation, good beer, good wine and good company. I have, entirely unintentionally, become one of the UK’s leading authorities on motorway service stations. I am more interested in open government and intellectual property reform than motorways.

I am married to Emma, and we have two children, Ellie and Abigail.

The photo in the header of this website is the River Avon at Evesham, taken on a fine autumn morning in September 2010.

You can contact me by email at

For those who care about such things, you can also find me on LinkedInGoogle+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Ange

    Hows Emma and bump doing? (& yourself of course?) Hope you get this as my email I assume you didn’t. Love to all!!

  • Mark

    We’re all doing fine. Well, as fine as you can do in this weather!

  • Heidi Anne Morris

    Hi Mark :) I found your site today, my partner is a Heritage Building Conservation Surveyor and he was looking up a listed building his friend is trying to buy. I had an idea to see if I could motivate the UK Photography Community on Google Plus to share some listed building, parks and open spaces images with your site. Here’s a link to the post :)

  • Lane Clements McLean

    Hi Mark sorry to bother but would you mind to update your Companydb site, it displays an old address of our company. Our old companyaddress was updated with companies house several months ago – please feel free to email me at Thank you for your attention to this. Kindest regards.