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 

Name Position Ward Committee(s)
Francesca Byrne Co-pted Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath

Planning
CIL Working Group

Jim Coleman

Elected Member

Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common (Chair)
Planning (Chair)
CIL Working Group
Rights of Way Representative

Stuart Jones Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath 

Parish Policing Partnership (PACT) Representative

Maria Robbie Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath
 
Linda Warren Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath
Open Space (Chair)
Cemetery & Common
CIL Working Group
Jane Warwick Co-opted Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common
Open Space
Swanmore College Representative

  Vacancy Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath
 
Sam Charles Co-opted Member Waltham Chase

Finance
Planning

Southern Parishes Representative

Stuart Dyne Co-opted Member Waltham Chase Finance
Open Space
Planning
Trust 2000 Representative
Lee Ireland Co-opted Member Waltham Chase

Cemetery & Common
Open Space

Margaret Jones         Elected Member Waltham Chase Chair of Council
Cemetery & Common
Finance & Administration
Open Space
Personnel & Procedures
Planning
CIL Working Group
Droxford & District Relief in Need Charities Representative
David Ogden Co-opted Member Waltham Chase Cemetery & Common
Open Space
Planning
Arthur Reading

Co-pted Member

Waltham Chase Vice-Chair of Council
Personnel & Procedures
Finance & Administration (Chair)
Planning
CIL Working Group (Chair)
St John the Baptist School Governer Liaison Representative
Waltham Chase Village Hall Representative.
  Vacancy Waltham Chase  

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

Addendum: 

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: 

Hampshire County Council - Councillors              Winchester City Council - Councillors 

Roger Huxstep Hampshire County Councillor Meon Valley
Linda Gemmell District Councillor 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.