Your Councillors and the Clerk

The Parish Council has 9 members. Councillors are either elected every 4 years (the next election is in May 2019) or co-opted onto the Council as vacancies arise. In May at the start of each new Parish Council year, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected and Councillors agree committee positions and areas of interest.

Members Register of Interests as at May 2017

Peter Drummond, Chairman

Peter lives in Bedham and has served on the Parish Council since October 2014. Peter initially joined the Council due to his concerns about the increased air traffic over the village and the impact of expansion at Gatwick Airport. Having immersed himself in all things Gatwick, he is now a valuable adviser to the Parish Council. Peter is enthusiastic about the Parish Council and village as a whole and as such, was elected Parish Council Chairman for 2017.

 

Areas of Interest:
Finance Committee
Gatwick Airport
Pavilion
Planning Committee
Traffic Management Plan Group
Outside Associations
Winter Management Plan

T: 01798 865546
E: peter.drummond@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Nick Beresford

Nick moved to Wisborough Green in 2015 and is a new Council member, being co-opted in February 2017. He lives with his young family in Carters Way and is now fully immersed in Wisborough Green life. As a regular visitor to the village playground with his children, Nick decided that undertaking the weekly inspection was an obvious as well as a pleasurable role!

Areas of Interest:
Planning Committee
Playground Inspections (weekly)

T: 01403 701908
E: nick.beresford@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Keith Charman

Keith was elected onto the Council in May 2007 and has served as Chairman for 7 years, guiding the Parish Council through some difficult and challenging times; oil and gas application and Neighbourhood Plan process. Keith’s diplomacy and chairmanship skills have been invaluable but in 2017 he’s decided to take a well deserved rest. He now has a different view at the Parish Council meeting table!

Areas of Interest:
Finance Committee
Green Coordination Group
Major Emergency Plan
Pavilion
Traffic Management Plan

T: 01403 700545
E: keith.charman@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Sheena Overington

Sheena lives in Newpound Lane and has served on the Council since May 2011. Having lived in this area most of her life, Sheena has seen many changes over the years, some good and some bad. Sheena is passionate about preserving the beauty, character and heritage of the village and contributed a huge amount to the Neighbourhood Plan. She is now keen to pursue many of the ideas that the community raised during the Plan consultation process and hopes to see more female participation on the Parish Council in the future!

 

Areas of Interest:

Affordable Housing
Major Emergency Plan
Traffic Management Plan
Planning Committee
Village Hall
Winter Management Plan (support)

T: 01403 700732
E: sheena.overington@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Martin Watson

Martin lives in Harsfold Lane and was co-opted onto the Council in March 2017, having been encouraged to apply after speaking with an ex-Parish Councillor. He moved to the area in 2009 and loves the area so much that he has no plans to leave. Having enjoyed living in Wisborough Green, Martin decided that it was now time to contribute to his community and looks forward to working as part of the team.

 

Areas of Interest:
Affordable Housing
Planning Committee

T: 07836 700923
E: martin.watson@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Andrew Jackson, Vice-Chairman

Andrew is our longest serving Councillor, being elected onto the Council in May 1992 so achieving 25 year’s service to the village in 2017. Andrew’s experience, knowledge and tremendous commitment are of great value to the Council. His thorough understanding of both planning and Parish Council finances makes him an experienced Chairman of both these committees for 2017.

Areas of Interest:

Finance Committee (Chairman)
Planning Committee (Chairman)
Affordable Housing
Pavilion

T: 01403 700574
E: andrew.jackson@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Andy Burbridge

Andy lives at Newpound and has served on the Council since February 2015. He is very involved in village sporting activities and active in the new Pavilion project. With his extensive knowledge of playing surfaces, he is well placed to represent the Parish Council on the Green Co-ordination Group and advise on work to the Green for the benefit of the whole community.

 

Areas of Interest:
Green Coordination Group
Planning Committee
Youth Activities

T: 01403 701902
E: andy.burbridge@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Michael Newell

Michael was co-opted onto the Council in September 2016 having shown his interest in the village by attending meetings as a member of public and a keen and observant reader of the minutes. Michael lives on the Green with his young family, so is certainly very central to village life. Although relatively new to the Council, Michael’s application of objectivity and rational thinking contributes positively to the decision-making process.

 

Areas of Interest:
Finance Committee
Planning Committee

T: 01403 701171
E: michael.newell@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Howard True

This is Howard’s second term of office on the Parish Council, having originally served in the mid-1990’s and encouraged to return in March 2014. Having been in the village for over 25 years, he has a wealth of village knowledge and experience. Like many of us, Howard is concerned about traffic issues in the village, especially speeding, and is now in the process of re-establishing the village Community Speed Watch group.

 


Areas of Interest:
Finance Committee
Major Emergency Plan
Planning Committee
Traffic Management Plan Group

T: 01403 700150
E: howard.true@wisboroughgreenpc.org

 

 

Louise Davies, Parish Clerk

Louise has been Clerk since March 2002 and has seen her role develop and become more demanding over the years.

 

 

Wisborough Green Parish Council
PO Box 255
Wisborough Green
Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 0WT
(Alternatively, there is a Post Box at the Village Hall which is checked weekly)

T: Parish Council Office: 01403 701102
E: clerk@wisboroughgreenpc.org