Councillors

All Parish Councillors must sign a formal declaration of acceptance of office upon election or co-option onto the Parish Council. This includes their agreement to observe the current Code of Conduct adopted by the Parish Council (see the Code of Conduct section).

Parish Councillors have a responsibility to:

  • Attend meetings when summoned to do so
  • Consider in advance of the meeting, the agenda and any related documents which were sent with the summons
  • Take part in meetings and consider all the relevant facts and issues on matters which require a decision including the views of others expressed at the meeting
  • Take part in voting and respect decisions made by the majority of those present and voting
  • Ensure with other Councillors that the Parish Council is properly managed
  • Represent the whole electorate - not just those that voted for them

There was an uncontested Parish election in 2019. For more information you can read the official notice of the uncontested election.

Profiles of Chineham's Parish Councillors can be seen below.

 

Marian Adams

Marian Adams

Marian Adams has lived in Chineham for over 25 years.

Now retired, Marian enjoys flower arranging, gardening and travel.

Marian has been an active member of Neighbourhood Watch for 18 years and is a member of the Chineham Women's Institute.

She is a member of the Planning Committee.

Ginny Wright

Ginny Wright

Ginny has lived in Chineham since 1997.

Her interests include photography, gardening, and the environment (especially local flora) and she is a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch. She is committed to recycling and to keeping Chineham a safe and pleasant place in which to live.

Ginny is presently a member of the Recreation Committee and the Parish Council representative on the Incinerator Liaison Panel, the Transport Forum and local Police liaison.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Since leaving the RAF after 25 years as an air traffic controller, Paul has held various jobs in the aviation industry both in the UK and abroad. He lives in Chineham with his wife, Sandra.

Paul has always taken an interest in his local community, serving as a member of a housing association and president of a non-profit organisation whilst in California, running charity events in the UK and abroad and lecturing on security threats to various community groups.

He is presently Chairman of the Parish Council and a member of the Planning Committee.

Paul was elected as a Chineham Ward Borough Councillor in October 2009 and is a Local Authority Governor at Four Lanes Community Junior School.

Sue Fuller

Sue Fuller

After living and working in several places in the UK and in the Middle East, Sue moved to the Basingstoke area in 2008 taking a project manager position for a Pharma company. Sue has enjoyed living in Chineham since 2009.

She is currently Vice Chair and a member of the Planning Committee and is Chair of the Recreation Committee and the Chineham Parish Council representative on the Chineham Allotment Team (CAT) and local Police liaison.

Shane Bennett

Shane Bennett

Shane was co-opted as a Parish Councillor in September 2021.

Shane is a founding member of the of the Chineham Community Noticeboard and Friends of Chineham Library movement. He is the current Deputy Group Scout Leader of the 1st Chineham Scout Group. Shane is committed to make Chineham a great community for all its residents. 

By trade, Shane has over 30 years experience in software development and engineering. He is passionate about STEM education and enabling the next generation for our digital future.