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. Please address all correspondence through the Clerk

Peter Drummond, Chairman

Peter Drummond

Since 2003 Pete has lived in Bedham, at the far end of the Parish, having grown up in Loxwood. When he joined the Parish Council, in October 2014, it was to concentrate on the PC response to Gatwick’s trial of departure routes and the effects of the airport’s expansion; he helped establish the Association of Parish Council’s Aviation Group, whose representative sits on Gatwick’s Noise Management Board.

Pete was elected Parish Council Chairman in May 2017 and is now involved in many aspects of the PC’s work but is particularly interested in planning for the village’s future, especially the provision of genuinely affordable homes for everyone.

Areas of Interest:
Communications
Finance Committee
Gatwick Airport
Local Council/Outside Associations (voting rights)
Planning Committee
Traffic Management Plan Group

T: 01798 865546

Lucy Bartley

Lucy is relatively new to Wisborough Green. She moved to Fittleworth Road in 2017, but is not new to the area, having previously lived in Alfold. Lucy was co-opted onto the Council in June 2020 and relishes the opportunity to serve Wisborough Green for which she cares deeply. She brings time, energy, skills and experience to the Council.

Areas of Interest:
To be confirmed.

T: 700457

 

 

Andy Burbridge

Andy BurbridgeAndy 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

 

 

Michael Newell

Michael NewellMichael 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:
Communications
Finance Committee (Chairman)
New Pavilion Project
Planning Committee
Pavilion Trustee Liaison

T: 01403 701171

 

 

Sheena Overington

Sheena OveringtonSheena 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:

Major Emergency Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Review Group
Traffic Management Plan Group
Village Hall
Winter Management Plan (support)

T: 01403 700732

 

 

Andrew Jackson, Vice-Chairman

Andrew JacksonAndrew 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
Pavilion Trustee Liaison
Planning Committee (Chairman)
Neighbourhood Plan Review Group
New Pavilion Project

T: 01403 700574

 

 

Steve Rollinson

Areas of Interest:
Communications
Community Speed Watch
Major Emergency Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Review
Planning Committee

T: 01403 700167

 

 

Howard True

Howard TrueThis 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
Winter Management Plan

T: 01403 700150

 

 

Martin Watson

Martin lives down Harsfold Lane and was first co-opted onto the Council in March 2017.

Areas of Interest:
Finance Committee
New Pavilion Project
Planning Committee

T: 07836 700923

Louise Davies, Parish Clerk

Louise DaviesLouise 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