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Council Chair Cllr Jo Horbury

lives with her partner in Morgan’s Vale, where they had their son.  Prior to that they lived in Downton for 10 years. She is a keen walker and naturalist and regularly explores the local area making use of the rights of way with their dog.  Her career in conservation has taken her to live and work in Scotland, Lundy Island and Brownsea Island but latterly she worked for a national government advisory body, Natural England formerly English Nature, specialising in national access programmes, national nature reserves and communications, as well as working with the National Trust and English Heritage at a national level. She is now a full time mum and, as well as trying to bring up one of the next generation of naturalists, she is honing her skills of multi-tasking and time management!  In her ‘spare’ time she enjoys travelling, photography, archaeology and simply exploring the outdoors on a walk, especially if it involves the Dorset coast or the New Forest.

[T]   01725 511548   :   [E]   joanna.horbury@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr David Bennett
is married to Julie, has two children and four grand-children, he has lived in the village all his life as has his family for several generations.   In 2009 he retired having been in business in Salisbury for 38 years.  His interests include golf and DIY and for the last year he has greatly enjoyed tending the new addition to the family – his chickens.   He is a volunteer warden for Natural England and spends a lot of time at Langley Wood National Nature Reserve.

[T]   01725 510195   :   [E]   dave.bennett@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr Gary Peacock
first moved to the area to work as an analytical chemist with the Ministry of Defence, and played football and cricket with Woodfalls and Redlynch. After several years at the MoD he moved to the private sector, joining The Dow Chemical Company as a research leader in the Agricultural Chemistry Research division in Oxfordshire, before relocating to the USA with his wife Jan and two children. In his last role with Dow he oversaw the global Environmental Health and Safety group, visiting research field stations around the world to set and maintain safety standards. He retired and returned to the UK in 2013 to resume village life. Since moving to Chapel Lane, Gary and Jan are focusing on updating and renovating their house. They also enjoy exploring new places, at home and abroad, in their motorhome

[T]  01725 511205   :   [E]   gary.peacock@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr Amanda Newbery

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Cllr Philip Stride

born and raised in Dorset, Philip has known and been a frequent visitor to Redlynch throughout his life. His maternal great grandparents and grandparents lived in Kiln Lane from the early 1900s, followed on by subsequent generations. A career marine engineer with Exxon, Phillip lived and worked in various locations before settling in Kiln Lane with his family in 1994. Now semi-retired, Philip works as a marine consultant conducting flag state ship inspections and assessing damaged vessels and cargo.  He is married with two children, a son working in Dubai and daughter working in Oxford.

[E]:  philip.stride@@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr Simon Voss

is a doctor who worked in hospitals, general practice and in Public Health until 1995 after which he worked as a senior manager in a large pharmaceutical company until moving to a part-time role in 2016. He now also works as a medical member of welfare tribunals, based mainly in Salisbury.  Simon and his wife Lindsay (a retired nurse) moved to Whiteparish in 1990 and spent several years in Hampshire before moving to Lover in 2016. They have 3 grown up children and one grandson with one more on its way. They love travelling, mainly to Scotland, but mostly enjoy being at home with their dogs, horses and other animals.

[T]   01725 513545     [E]   simon.voss@redlynchparishcouncil.org

 Cllr Chanene Romain

lives with her partner in Woodfalls, with their son and rescue dog.  Her career in marketing and communications in the Defence sector has enabled her to travel extensively and work on significant Naval programmes like the Queen Elizabeth-Class aircraft carrier. She continues to work full time, whilst juggling the demands of a son who attends many sports and social activities, a dog who thoroughly enjoys exploring the footpaths in and around the village and renovating their house. For fun and fitness she enjoys going to a local outdoor bootcamp in Landford, travelling as a family in the UK exploring the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast paths.

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