Shedfield Parish Council - Councillors & Committees
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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.  Shedfield Parish Council should have 14 Councillors, 7 from each Ward.  We currently have 12 Councillors.  

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 

Addendum: Please contact the Clerk in the first instance on any Council matter.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

The Parish of Shedfield is also supported by one County Councillor and six District Councillors, as Waltham Chase is in the Central Meon Valley Ward and both Shedfield and Shirrell Heath are in the Whiteley & Shedfield Ward.  The committees they attend and their contact details can be found via the following links: 

https://democracy.winchester.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1        https://democracy.hants.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1

Committee Members from May 2021 

Name

Position

Ward

Committee(s)

Francesca Byrne

 

Vice Chair Planning

Shedfield/

Shirrell Heath

Planning/Cil Strategic

Sam Charles

 

Waltham Chase

Planning, Finance & Administration, Waltham Chase Village Hall Representative, Southern Parishes, SDNP

Faye Creese

 

Waltham Chase

Open Space

Stuart Dyne

 

Vice Chair F & A

Waltham Chase

Planning, Finance & Administration, Personnel & Procedures, Cil & Strategic, Rights of Way Representative

 

Linda Gemmell

 

Waltham Chase

Planning

Marian Hazzard

Co-opted

Shedfield

Cemetery & Common

David Ogden

Vice Chair SPC

Chair Planning

Vice Chair P & P

Vice Chair C & C

 

Waltham Chase

Cemetery & Common, Planning, Open Spaces, Personnel & Procedures, St Johns School Liaison Representative

 

Margaret Jones

Council Chair

Chair of Personnel & Procedures

Vice Chair Open Space

Waltham Chase

Finance & Administration, Open Space, Personnel & Procedures, Planning, Cil/Strategic.

Droxford & District Relief in Need Charities Representative

Stuart Jones

Chair F & A

Shedfield/

Shirrell Heath

Finance & Administration, Cemetery & Common, Planning

Ian Strachan

Co-opted

Shedfield/

Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common, Open Space, Finance & Administration, Public Transport

Jane Warwick

 

Chair C & C

Shedfield/

Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common, Open Space, Personnel & Procedures, Cil/Strategic

Swanmore College Representative

Linda Warren

Chair Open Space

Shedfield/

Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common, Open Space, Personnel & Procedures

Vacancy

 

Shedfield/Shirrell Heath

 

Vacancy

 

Waltham Chase

 

 

 

 

 

WCC District Councillors

Vivian Achwal

Whiteley & Shedfield Ward

Roger Bentote

Whiteley & Shedfield Ward

Jonathan Fern

Whiteley & Shedfield Ward

Linda Gemmell

Central Meon Valley Ward

Frank Pearson

Central Meon Valley Ward

Vicki Weston

Central Meon Valley Ward

Hampshire County Councillor

Hugh Lumby

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

Members

Cemetery & Common

Marian Hazzard

Stuart Jones

David Ogden

Linda Warren

Jane Warwick

Ian Strachan

Finance & Administration

Sam Charles

Stuart Dyne

Margaret Jones

Stuart Jones

Ian Strachan

Open Space

Faye Creese

Stuart Dyne

Margaret Jones

David Ogden

Ian Strachan

Linda Warren

Jane Warwick

 

Personnel & Procedures

Stuart Dyne

Margaret Jones

David Ogden

Jane Warwick

Linda Warren

Planning

Francesca Byrne

Sam Charles

Stuart Dyne

Linda Gemmell

Margaret Jones

Stuart Jones

David Ogden

 

 

  1. Parish Policing Partnership – Cllr S Jones
  2. Rights of Way – Cllr Dyne and/or ask Jim Coleman
  3. St John the Baptist School ‘Governor Liaison’ -Cllr Ogden
  4. Swanmore College -Cllr Warwick
  5. Public Transport  - Ian Strachan
  6. Waltham Chase Village Hall – Cllr Charles
  7. Trust 2000 – Cllr Dyne
  8. Droxford and District Relief in Need Charities – Cllr M Jones
  9. Shirrell Heath Allotments – Sue Daniels Planning and Projects Clerk
  10. Southern Parishes – Cllr Charles
  11. SDNP – Cllr Charles

 

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