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 8 Councillors.  (Please note the Committees below are the current draft and are subject to change. This is due to the recent election on 6 May 2021 and the committees are being decided)

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 Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath

Planning
CIL/Strategic

Sam Charles

Elected Member

Waltham Chase

Planning ,Finance and Administration
SDNP, Southern Parishes, Waltham Chase Village Hall

Stuart Jones Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath 

Finance and Administration, Cemetery and Common, Planning, Open Spaces

 

Stuart Dyne Elected Member Waltham Chase Planning, Finance and Administration, Personnel and Planning, Cil/Strategic, Rights of Way representative
Linda Warren Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath
Open Space 
Cemetery & Common
CIL/Strategic
Jane Warwick Elected Member Shedfield/
Shirrell Heath

Cemetery & Common
Open Space
Swanmore College Representative

Margaret Jones         Elected Member Waltham Chase Chair of Council
Finance & Administration
Open Space
Personnel & Procedures
Planning
CIL/Strategic
Droxford & District Relief in Need Charities Representative
David Ogden Elected Member Waltham Chase

Vice-Chair of Council

Cemetery & Common
Open Space
Planning

St Johns School 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: 

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

Hugh Lumby 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.