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I have had the privilege of representing Sidlesham for twenty three years since coming to live there in 1977. I also served on the Parish Council for twenty eight years during which time there was a huge increase in the responsibilities put upon parishes by government changes.
I have been chairman of the Planning Committee of Chichester District Council of which I remain a committed member. During these years I have held the Environment, Rural Affairs and Finance portfolios on the Cabinet. Currently I sit on the panel for Grants and Concessions and Waste Reduction and I am chairman of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.
I am a keen theatre goer and am a Trustee of Chichester Festival Theatre. In my free time tennis, gardening and travel provide pleasure and relaxation.
I moved to Selsey from the Heathrow area in 2001 having previously worked in IT management in the UK, Germany, Italy and the USA until I took early retirement.
I have been an active member of Selsey Town Council since 2007 and Chichester District Council since 2011, where I have been Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing and later Environment and Housing.
I was elected to the County Council, representing Selsey Division, in 2017.
Representing Selsey on all the local councils, County, District and Town has given me a wide area of knowledge and influence in all aspects of local government.
I volunteer at many local events, including litter picks, Screen-on-the-Green, Christmas Lights and many others.
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John was elected to the Council in May 2015 and is a member of the Grants and Concessions Panel, the Waste and Recycling Panel and also the General Licensing Committee.
John takes a particular interest in planning matters in Selsey and spend much time supporting and advising residents on various Council issues. He is passionate about Selsey and its residents and wants to see the town develop into a vibrant community.
John, Corinne and their two sons moved to Selsey in 1999. He runs an energy consultancy business advising clients on environmentally energy efficiency solutions.
John is a keen supporter of two canal restorations in the district which provide a variety of leisure facilities to local communities. He is a qualified boatmaster for canal trip boats.
Formerly, chair of the Selsey Business Partnership, Roger was elected to the District Council in May 2015 and appointed as Cabinet member for Residents’ Services with responsibility for waste and recycling, street scene, green spaces, parks, litter, benefits and revenue.
He retired from a 40 year career with Waitrose and John Lewis where he was head of their flagship store in Canary Wharf.
He is keen to see local business thrive and passionate about the environment. Since joining the Council, Roger has initiated and led two important environmental campaigns to improve recycling and against litter. His ‘Against Litter’ campaign was shorlisted for two national awards.
Roger is a keen yachtsman and amateur musician, he has lived in Selsey with his wife Pat for 10 years.