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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 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 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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Cllr Ian Harvey

Most of my working life was spent with IBM at Hursley Park near Winchester, where I was a senior manager in charge of software development.  Ten years were also spent in the US in a similar role and working  with major financial institutions to ensure round the clock availability of their computer systems as their businesses became more dependent on the internet.  I enjoy finding solutions for problems and then working together with others to implement them.   

When I retired in 2007, Jill and I moved to Mullion in Cornwall where we soon became involved in many village activities:  I became Chairman of the Parish Council,  Manager of the Village Show and Treasurer of The RNLI Lizard lifeboat.  I am still very much involved with the RNLI and am Treasurer at the Lymington Lifeboat Station.  

We moved here  in 2022 to be nearer our children who both live in the Romsey area.   My father was born in Brockenhurst and his family were from Trowbridge, so we were keen to move to an area where we could, hopefully, still make a contribution. 

Outside interests include playing cricket (when I was younger), supporting Southampton Football Club (for more than 60 years) and travelling extensively , mainly in Europe and the USA. 

Since moving we have spent much of our time renovating our house, but with most of the work now finished plan to start travelling again in Europe and the USA.

[T]   to follow     [E]   ian.harvey@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr Dudley Baker-Beall

Moved to Woodfalls on 1970 when newly married, and both having new jobs in the area.  In 1978, now with young children, we bought a Victorian cottage in Redlynch, and are still in the process of its renovation.   I had an enjoyable career in IT project management, mainly in Financial Services, but also in Energy Trading.  Having been “born on the beach” on the East Sussex coast, I have been sailing all my life, and currently own a 12m yacht, which we race and cruise from Yarmouth IoW in home waters and Europe.  Retirement has allowed me to devote time to environmental work with the New Forest National Park Authority, RSPB, and our local Blackwater Conservation Group, working with Natural England and the Freshwater Habitats Trust.

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Cllr Chris Proudley

Chris was born in Wiltshire and grew up in Landford from the age of 4, then Hamptworth, living above the shop at the family business, the Cuckoo Inn, and attending school in Salisbury. He moved away from the area in the early 2000s for university, with much of his family staying in or around Redlynch. After a varied career in technology, he began working as a digital forensic investigator, which required extensive travel. He has subsequently lived and worked around the UK and in many different countries, usually in deeply unglamorous and uncomfortable circumstances! Today, he continues to lecture part time in digital forensics and works full time for a tech company in a cybersecurity role, and he now mostly works from home. This benefit allowed him to return to the village in late 2023 after 20 years away, with his wife, young son, two cats and a dog.


Outside of work and family life, Chris is an experienced Community First Responder, having volunteered in this capacity from 2017 to 2023 for his local ambulance service. He has a keen interest in teaching emergency life support, resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, as he has first-hand knowledge of the difference these skills can make in the community. He is also gradually updating his new family home and rapidly learning from necessity how to maintain a well-established garden.


[T]   to follow     [E]   chris.proudley@redlynchparishcouncil.org 

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