The Council consists of 9 members, of whom 8 represent Rowlands Castle Ward, and one represents Finchdean Ward. They are all unpaid, volunteer councillors whose task it is to work together to serve the interests of the Parish, bring local issues to the attention of Council, and help it make decisions on behalf of the local community. All councillors have a duty to abide by the Council’s Code of Conduct, adopted on 3 July 2017.
Ordinary elections for Council membership take place every 4 years. The Council may choose someone to fill a vacancy if an insufficient number of candidates is proposed for election. If a vacancy occurs between elections (eg if a member resigns), the Council must ascertain whether electors want an election to fill it (a by-election); if not, the Council can co-opt a suitable candidate instead.
At the Annual Meeting of the Council each May, members elect one of their number to act as Chair for the forthcoming year. In addition, Council may elect a Vice-Chair, agree which members will serve on Council’s committee(s), act as bank account signatories etc.
All councillors are required to complete a Register of Interest form upon election/co-option, which is reviewed annually. These forms are published by East Hants District Council and can be viewed at Members’ Register of Interests.
Member of Staffing & Remuneration Committee
I was co-opted to the Council in May 2018. I have lived in Rowlands Castle since September 2016. Prior to my retirement, I spent my working life in Newcastle, Cardiff and London, in HR roles in medical education and NHS Mental Health Trusts. I enjoy walking with my dog and spending time with my family. My interest in astronomy had led to me becoming a member of Hants Astro and also enjoy music, having been an amateur orchestral player for many years.
T: 07888 721040
A: 18 The Green, Rowlands Castle PO9 6BN
One of 3 Nominated Bank Account Signatories
I was co-opted to the Council in January 2018. I have lived in Forestside for many years. After 27 years in the Royal Navy and another 10 years with a maritime training provider, I am now Facilities Manager at a Portchester-based company. I keep fit walking the dog, water skiing and gardening. I also enjoy picture-framing and investigating the history of paper currency.
T: 07766 304691
A: 4 Firpiece, Forestside, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6ED
Chair of the Recreation Ground Management Committee and Member of the Staffing & Remuneration Committee
I was co-opted to the Council in June 2016. I have lived in Rowlands Castle since 2012. Prior to retirement, I spent most of my working life as a lawyer in local government. I am currently a member of the Rowlands Castle U3A Poetry Group. Other interests include: cricket (now restricted to watching); soccer (Portsmouth season ticket holder); rugby (supporting my grandsons); gardening; travelling; reading and spending time with my family.
T: 02392 410166
A: 16 Blackcap Close, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6HD
Chair of the Staffing & Remuneration Committee & Finance Reviewer and one of 3 Nominated Bank Account Signatories
I was elected to the Council in May 2015, representing Finchdean and Idsworth, having lived in the Parish for 20 years. My professional career was spent in the financial services sector. I am now a Trustee for FitzRoy, a national charity supporting adults with learning difficulties. I have a keen interest in environmental and transport issues, love being in the South Downs National Park and enjoy my beer!
T: 02392 412361
A: Carpenters, Finchdean, Waterlooville PO8 0AU
Member of the Staffing & Remuneration Committee and Recreation Ground Management Committee
I was elected to the Council in November 2012, and again in May 2015. I have lived in the Parish since 1994. I worked as Senior Receptionist at Apollo Fire Detectors, Havant for 16 years prior to retirement. I enjoy gardening, Aran knitting and baking, especially for my grandchildren. I have a particular interest in WW2 resistance and the Special Operations Executive, and a passion for Grand Prix motor racing.
T: 02392 413200
A: 18 Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle PO9 6BB
I was co-opted to the Council in October 2018, having moved to the village in Spring earlier that year. I work in e-solutions for a global reinsurance company with a remit covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. I am also Deputy Chair of the Distribution Practitioners Group for ILAG and have recently completed a Law degree via the Open University.
T: 07540 700189
A: TBA, owing to impending move
Member of the Parish Hall Management Committee
I was co-opted to the Council in April 2018. I have lived in the Parish for around 25 years. I am a professor and the Academic Director of Pharmacy at the University of Brighton, having had a long career in pharmacy, and I now lead on pharmacy education and strategy. I have also been a local school governor, treasurer of a scout group and an active member of St John’s Church.
T: 07415 327127
A: 62 Bowes Hill, Rowlands Castle PO9 6BS
Chair of the Council and one of 3 Nominated Bank Account Signatories
I was co-opted to the Council in July 2015. I served as a Royal Navy warfare officer for 34 years, and then, as a civil servant, at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory until I retired in September 2015. My wife and I moved to Rowlands Castle in 2009, having spent many years walking in the local area. Prior to that, we lived in Denvilles on the east side of Havant where I spent 14 years on the Warblington & Denvilles Residents Association Committee fulfilling various roles.
T: 02392 412340
A: 12 Brambling Road, Rowlands Castle PO9 6HF
Member of the Recreation Ground Management Committee and Parish Hall Management Committee
I was elected to the Council in May 2011, and again in May 2015. I have lived in the Parish since 1982. I have now retired, after working for a large multi-national IT services company for 36 years. I am also a Governor of St. John’s CEC Primary School in Rowlands Castle. I enjoy taking walks around the beautiful countryside in this area, including the Stansted Estate, and I represent the Parish Council on the Friends of Stansted Park Committee.
T: 02392 412405
A: 28 College Close, Rowlands Castle PO9 6AJ