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Councillors & Committees

A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor, although their personal views should not extend into their parish council work.

They are elected to represent the interests of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected councillors depends on the size of the area.

Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'local council' is synonymous with 'parish council', 'town council' and 'community council'.

Under the Localism Act 2011 Members of the Council are required to complete a Declaration of Pecuniary Interest covering themselves and their spouse/partner. These declarations can be found at www.winchester.gov.uk/councillors-committees/parish-councils 

Name Position Ward Committee(s)
  Vacancy Shedfield/Shirrell Heath

 

Jim Coleman

 

Shedfield/Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common, Planning, Rights of Way Representative

  Vacancy Shedfield/Shirrell Heath  
Stuart Jones   Shedfield/Shirrell Heath 

Cemetery & Common, Finance & Administration, Open Space, Personnel & Procedures, Planning, PACT Representative

Linda Warren   Shedfield/Shirrell Heath Open Space, Cemetery & Common
Jane Warwick (Co-opted Member) Shedfield/Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common, Open Space, Swanmore College Representative

Cathy Roberts (Co-opted Member) Shedfield/Shirrell Heath Cemetery & Common, Finance & Administration, Personnel & Procedures
Caroline Francis-Goulds

(Co-opted Member)

Waltham Chase

Finance & Administration, Planning

Margaret Jones           Waltham Chase Cemetery & Common, Finance & Administration, Open Space, Personnel & Procedures, Planning, Droxford & District Relief in Need Charities Representative
Maria Robbie   Waltham Chase Cemetery & Common, Finance & Admininstration, Open Space, Planning
Arthur Reading

 (Co-opted Member)

Waltham Chase Personnel & Procedures, Finance & Administration, Planning, St John the Baptist School Liaison Represenative, Waltham Chase Village Hall Representative
  Vacancy Waltham Chase  
  Vacancy Waltham Chase  
  Vacancy Waltham Chase  

 

Addendum: 

Roger Huxstep Hampshire County Councillor  

Linda Gemmell

District Councillor Planning – Advisory only, Central Meon Valley Ward
Frank Pearson District Councillor Central Meon Valley Ward
Victoria Weston District Councillor Central Meon Valley Ward
Vivian Achwal District Councillor Whiteley & Shedfield Ward
Roger Bentote District Councillor Whiteley & Shedfield Ward
Jonathan Fern District Councillor Whiteley & Shedfield Ward

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor here is some background information that may help you in your decision making.