Members

Parish Council Members

Here are the members of the Parish Council

Maxine Warr (Parish Clerk)

Maxine was recruited as Clerk to the parish council in March 2008.

A true Caulkhead, she can trace her ancestors on the Island back to 1756. Although originally from Ryde, she now lives in Cowes.

Maxine was delighted to be able to help the parish council to attain Quality Status in August 2008 and hopes she can continue to help them develop in future years.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and learning Spanish.

01983 609850

Nigel Phillips (Chairman)

I came to live in Chillerton in 2014 with my wife Gill when she took up employment on the Island where she had spent most of her life before meeting me on the mainland.  Once here I became involved in village life and serve as the Treasurer of the Community Association.

I work as a supply teacher for secondary schools on the Island.

Before coming to the Island I have lived in more places than I care to remember.  I was born in Cornwall and have lived in Scotland, Singapore, Worcestershire, Peterborough, Nottingham and Derbyshire.  I spent many years in the IT industry and followed that with a career as a Science Teacher.  I also spent some years working for the Citizens Advice Bureau in Derbyshire.  I served for some time as a Councillor for the City of Peterborough while living there.

Gill and I have two daughters and a son, all living in the Midlands, but no grandchildren yet. We live here with two little Jack Russell terriers who have us wrapped round their paws.

My hobby is to play wargames with miniature figures, most of which I have painted.  Ask me if you want to know more – it’s great fun!

I have recently completed the training to be a Citizens Advice Bureau Advice First Aider.

Area of  Special Responsibility – Chillerton and Gatcombe Community Association representative

01983 721382

Gillian Belben

Gillian was born on the Island and has had a home in the village since 1997. After a career overseas she returned to the Island permanently in 2009. Her involvement in village life began when she took on the role of secretary to the annual Flower Show, run by the Chillerton and Gatcombe Horticultural Society. She is also a founder member of Chillerton Village Market and Cafe which is a cooperative venture, buying and selling local produce, which meets monthly at the Village Hall, or weekly during the summer. Gillian also helped to set up the village allotment at the school, where a group of villagers work together to produce fresh vegetables and flowers for their own use and to sell at the market. She is a walk leader for the IW Walking Festival, running local walks exploring landscape and social history, and is a member of the Isle of Wight Beekeepers Association.

After attending meetings regularly Gillian has now joined the Parish Council, hoping to continue the work of responding to local concerns and interests. Her own interests cover the seven-year Island Roads programme and how it will affect this parish, and in the protection of biodiverse habitats for wildlife.

01983 721519

Register of Interest Gillian Belben

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Peter Whiteman

Born in Shanklin and I live in Shide with my wife Julie, I have 2 two children, 4 grandchildren. I have been retired for 8 years from a senior post within the construction Industry.

Previously, I was a member of Shanklin Town Council where I become Deputy Mayor and also joined Godshill Parish Council.

I was a member of Newport Management Committee which petitioned to get a Newport Parish Council. I was elected to the new council and become its Chairman and Deputy Chair also a member of planning, licensing, transport and tourism. Currently, I am a co-opted governor at Barton Primary School, a trustee at Carisbrooke Castle museum, a member of the IW community-led housing programme board, a committee member of the Island Vecta billiards and snooker league and a member of Ryde British Legion committee.

In addition to the above, I was the 2017-2018 chairman of the IW association of Town and Parish Councils (IWALC). I hope I will be an asset to the council and look forward to working with all your members.

Area of  Special ResponsibilityAssets and Amenities and Deputy IWALC representative

01983 508589

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John Hobart

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Elizabeth Smith

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County Councillor for the Central Rural Ward

Steve Hastings

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Brief Biography of Councillor Steve Hastings

 Hello fellow residents of Central Wight.

Having been elected as your Ward Councilor in the By-election (Jan. 2018) I feel honoured and privileged to be representing you in County Hall.

I live in Brighstone with my wife Beverley whose family ties go back many years on the Island and they were from Fishbourne.

Beverley and I first met in Shanklin many years ago.

My background is in industry and commerce having worked for Dimex Ltd, which became part of Yule Cato PLC. I also worked for Medichem International (veterinary products) and set up my own business selling environmentally safe products for cleaning and maintenance, which I ran on the mainland and did some business on the Island. I have now retired and just concentrate on my political life here on the Island.

I was previously a Councillor in Portsmouth before settling on the Island and bringing my wife home to the part of the Island that we both love best.

I am also a Parish Councillor for Newport Central having been elected to the position last May.

Throughout my life I have worked, visited and lived on this wonderful Island and it is now a great pleasure to call this place my home.

 

All of the councillors would be happy to meet and listen to any Parishioners who have comments, questions and thoughts on how the Parish can be improved.

Please contact them directly or email

 

 

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