Council Chair Cllr Kate Budworth
left university as a qualified children’s Social Worker and held senior posts with various Local Authorities in this country and with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) overseas. She then settled in Lover with husband Richard, who is a dentist in Stockbridge, their three children, and Twig the Labrador. Kate previously served as chairman of Lover and Redlynch Preschool Management Committee and the Parent/Teacher Association for Hale Primary School. Her other interests extend to travel; she has lived in Cyprus, Germany and Brunei, cooking, keeping up with her children and trying to find time to relax
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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.
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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
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Cllr Joanna 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.
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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.
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.
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Cllr Jill Horsburgh
Moved to Morgan’s Vale in 2001 and has lived here permanently since 2010, when she retired after 14 years as Head of the Godolphin School in Salisbury. Since her retirement she has volunteered with Wiltshire Citizens’ Advice and as a Steward at Salisbury Cathedral. She is also a governor at Morgan’s Vale & Woodfalls School and at Bishop Wordsworth’s School. She has two dogs (Jack Russell terrier, cocker spaniel) and enjoys walking them on the downs, around our village footpaths and on the Forest, where she used to also ride her native ponies (New Forest and Connemara). Her other interests include reading, classical music (I am a member of St John Singers, Salisbury), gardening and travel.
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