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Little Chalfont Parish Council

     Phone: 01494 766655  

Parish Councillors


Gill Roberts, chairman (Independent)

Gill joined the parish council in 2014. At the annual parish council meeting in May 2016 she was elected chairman of the parish council for the year 2016/17. She also serves on the nature park management committee, the planning committee, the new community centre working party, the local area forum, the village hall committee and is chairman of the establishment committee. Gill was a Metropolitan police officer for 33 years, working in both central and outer London and has lived in Little Chalfont since 1984. Her daughter attended Bell Lane School; during this time Gill became secretary of the PTA and was part of the committee instrumental in supplying the school's wooden play equipment and developing the wildlife garden at the rear. Gill joined the Little Chalfont (Evening) WI in 2014 taking an active part in the development of the planting of the village triangle.

E-mail: groberts@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

Ian Griffiths, vice chairman (Independent)

Ian joined the parish council in 2015 and was elected vice chairman of the parish council in May 2016. He also serves on the Westwood Park working party, the planning committee, the establishment committee and the community library liaison committee. Ian is a retired pharmacist and has lived in Little Chalfont for 35 years. He is married and has two children and three grandchildren. Both of his daughters went to school in the village at primary and secondary levels. Ian enjoys living here and his hobbies include playing bridge and watching sports. He appreciates all that that the parish council has done to improve things for our community. He will endeavour to use his business and voluntary sector experience to ensure that Little Chalfont continues to be a pleasant place to live for all its residents.

E-mail: clerk@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

Brian Drew (Independent)

Brian joined the parish council at its beginning in 2007 and was chairman from November 2009 until May 2016. He is a member of the planning committee and chairman of the working party for planning the new community centre. He is a retired optician who has lived in Little Chalfont for over 35 years and is married, with two children and five grandchildren. Brian was chairman of the Little Chalfont Revitalisation Group and secretary of the Little Chalfont Village Society (forerunner of the present Little Chalfont Community Association (LCCA)) for several years. He created and maintains the LCCA's website. He is a member, and current president, of Amersham Bowls Club.

E-mail: bdrew@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

Janet Walford OBE (Independent)

Janet joined the parish council in November 2012. She is also a member of the planning committee, the working party involved in the planning of a community centre, and is a member of the nature park management committee. She has lived in Little Chalfont since 1985, and before that in Amersham on the Hill for seven years. She has been married to John Harrison since 1975. Janet retired in March 2012 after 33 years as a personal finance journalist with the Financial Times Group in London. Janet was appointed OBE for services to financial journalism and the financial services industry in 2007. Janet also produces and edits the twice-yearly parish council newsletter, and produces copy for the parish council for the monthly Your Amersham publication. She loves living in Little Chalfont, and is especially interested in the environment, both built and rural. She has held a solo glider pilot's licence since 1968.

E-mail: jwalford@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk


Chris Ingham, CMG (Independent)

Chris rejoined the parish council in 2015, having been one of the founder members from 2007-2011. He is a member of the planning committee and the joint Little Chalfont Community Association and parish council coordination group, established to monitor and respond to the district council's emerging local plan. Chris is retired from the diplomatic service. He and his family have been based in Little Chalfont since 1978 and love the area. Chris wants to protect the green belt around our village and see sustainable development on brownfield sites. His hobbies are hill walking and choral singing, both of which he enjoys locally.

E-mail: cingham@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

Michael Parker, chairman, planning committee (Independent)

Michael joined the parish council in 2011. As well as his role as chairman of the planning committee he also serves on the establishment committee. He is a member of the joint Little Chalfont Community Association and parish council coordination group, established to monitor and respond to the district council's emerging local plan. He is a retired consulting actuary who has lived in the village since 1977. Michael is married with three sons, one of whom also lives in the village. He particularly wants to help Little Chalfont retain its village atmosphere and has led the parish council's initiative to revise parking restrictions throughout the village and reduce the incidence of anti-social parking. Michael is a keen theatre-goer, a member of a local reading group and, for his sins, a long-suffering supporter of Sunderland AFC.

E-mail: mparker@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

Vinny Patel (Independent)

Vinny joined the parish council in November 2010. He serves on the planning committee, the GE Healthcare liaison group and the Chiltern & South Bucks Community Partnership. He lives and works in Little Chalfont, running the local newsagents in Elizabeth Avenue. Vinny is the past chairman of the Neighbourhood Action Group (covering Little Chalfont, Amersham and Chenies) and was involved in the original discussions with Thames Valley Police, Chiltern District Council, the parish council, Little Chalfont Community Association and several individuals in setting up the youth club to help young people in the village.

E-mail: clerk@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk

David Rafferty, vice chairman, planning committee (Liberal Democrat)

David joined the council in 2011. As well as his role as vice chairman of the planning committee he also serves on the village hall committee, the Westwood Park working party, and the Remembrance Service working party. He has lived in Little Chalfont with his wife and son since 1999 and prior to that lived in Amersham from 1977. He was a member of Amersham Town Council from 1995 until 2007. David worked at GE Healthcare from 1974 until 2008, when he took early retirement. David is a member of St Michael's Church Amersham on the Hill and also attends Little Chalfont Methodist Church. His main hobby is cycling.

E-mail: clerk@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk





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