> Councillors

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

[T]   01725 514598   :   [E]   kate.budworth@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Council Vice-Chair Cllr John Blocksidge

is married to Jenny and has 3 married children and 6 grandchildren. He worked for 32 yrs within the Metropolitan Police, primarily concerned with fast response and public order. On leaving the force he worked at Canary Wharf on close protection and security for the Directors. When in 1992 the company went into administration, he delivered motor vehicles around the UK and into Europe. He then set up his own business delivering and receiving motor homes from clients around Europe. He ran a small security operation for BHS in Romford. On moving to Redlynch he worked for several local coach companies and Downton Taxis as a chauffeur and became the Downton Hill NHW co-ordinator a position he still occupies. 

[T]   01725 510012   :   [E]   john.blocksidge@redlynchparishcouncil.org

Cllr Dudley Baker-Beall

has lived in Redlynch since 1971, and raised his two children here who both attended local schools before university.  Now retired from a career in IT, he wants to contribute to developing the community aspects of village life. Dudley has sailed all his life, and with his wife, sails from Yarmouth, mainly cruising in the English Channel and Brittany.  He owns a very small farm in Brittany, a holiday rental business in Sussex, and supports a variety of environment initiatives.

[T]   01725 510929   :   [E]   dudley.bakerbeall@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 Nicky Newton

and her husband moved to Woodfalls  in 2001 with their one year old son, subsequently their daughter was born.  Over the last 17 years she has 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. She has been on the Governing Body of both primary schools and was Chair of Governors at Morgan’s Vale. Currently she is self-employed running her own private tutoring business.  She is also a founder/trustee of a small charity based in Salisbury which provides support to female survivors of abuse, which is sponsored by the Police and Crime Commissioner. In addition she is a Parental Champion for Young Minds, a national charity supporting young people.  Prior to moving to Woodfalls she 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.  

[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 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.

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

Cllr Graham Simpson

Moved to Lover in 2014 and is now actively involved in the local community as well as the Parish Council. As an English graduate and qualified teacher he works as a senior leader within a large secondary school. He is married with two grown up children and a dog that enjoys nothing more than long walks through the many footpaths within the parish. Graham is a trustee of Hampshire County Cricket in the Community Charity trust and also works with community development groups and local authorities regarding community engagement and provision. He is also a member of Redlynch Players. Graham has travelled extensively, enjoys spending time with his wife and children and his current goal is to find time to catch up with some relaxing reading. 

[T]   01725 510422   :   [E]   graham.simpson@@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 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

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