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Cllr Nicky Newton 

moved with her husband to Woodfalls  in 2001 with our one year old son, subsequently our daughter was born.  Over the last 20 years I have been an active member of the village community involved in Toddlers, Redlynch and Morgan’s Vale  pre-schools and Morgan’s Vale and Hale Primary Schools.  I have been on the Governing Body of both primary schools and was Chair of Governors at Morgan’s Vale.

I am an experienced educationalist working in mainstream secondary school, and more recently in Special Education (SEMH) sector.  I also run a Educational Consultancy, advising parents and providing some tutors.  I have been very active in the voluntary sector, founding a s charity based in Salisbury which provides support to female survivors of abuse and acting as a Parental Champion for Young Minds, a national charity supporting young people.  Prior to moving to Woodfalls I had a very successful educational career, working first as a teacher, then Senior Teacher of a secondary school in Gosport and then as a School Inspector/Advisor for the Diocese of Salisbury.

Throughout my professional life I have been self-motivated and highly organised.  I am used to working with others and have had considerable experience of being on decision making committees.  I understand the importance of listening to others and making sure that their voices are heard, regardless of my personal opinion.  I am used to writing papers, policies and funding submissions, I am also an experienced public speaker

[T]  01725 514843    :   [E]   nicky.newton@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 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.

[T]   to follow     [E]   chanene.romain@redlynchparishcouncil.org

 Cllr Ray Bowler

and his wife moved to Woodfalls in 2002. His career was spent in the construction industry
working on multi-million pound projects at Heathrow, Town Centre Redevelopments together
with retail and leisure facilities before project managing numerous Social Housing and Care
Home developments.
Since retiring he has devoted time to volunteering as a traffic co-ordinator for Downton Link
and 2 Bridges, a similar organisation in and around Fordingbridge, offering transport to
members of both communities who are unable to drive themselves. In addition he is Team
Leader for Community Speed Watch working in close co-operation with Wiltshire Police to
monitor and report on excessive speeding within the parish.
He is also responbsible for the weekly inspection and maintenance of the defibrillator at
Redlynch Village Hall, where has carried out various projects for Lover Repair Cafe.
His spare time is taken up with gardening and DIY and, when time permits, he enjoys
cycling, swimming and touring with his wife in their caravan

[T]   to follow     [E]   ray.bowler@redlynchparishcouncil.org

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

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