Findon Parish Council has 11 Councillors actively working to serve the Village and preserve the unique and historic lifestyle that this charming downland village offers. They work with strong links to Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority, and each member plays an important role on the various committees they sit on.
Members of the Parish Council:
Cllr Robin Carr - Chairman:
A practising solicitor, Robin moved to Findon in 1989, joining the Parish Council in 2000. Robin is Chairman of the Open Spaces Committee and as such dedicates much of his time to ensuring that the landscape and natural habitat of the village is maintained. Robin is a firm believer of 'leading by example' and can often be found 'travelling' the numerous public footpaths / bridleways to ensure they are passable, clearing overhanging branches, removing ivy and collecting litter on his travels.
Sean Smith - Deputy Chairman
Cllr Clive Ball - Clive Ball is known to many as the chap who walks the Bearded Collie early in the morning with his wife, Corrine.
Clive has great affection for the village, having lived there since 1988 and his family of 3 sons, now in their 20’s have been brought up here since birth.
Professionally, Clive is an electrical controls engineer working in the Energy sector who has experience of man management, running projects within the construction industry to both time and monetary budgets. His current role is one of Manager Key Account manager, which includes relationship management, the costing and pricing £M+ contracts. This brings a commercial pragmatism ie what one can and can’t do within fiscal constraints.
Before becoming a Parish Councillor in September 2014, Clive was already an active member of the Findon Sheep Fair Committee for the previous 5 years, in particular for general logistics, planning and budgeting.
John Barnett - details to follow
Cathrine has lived in the Village since 2007 and has been an active participant in the community ever since, through the Women Institute, Gardens Association, Residents Association and the Village Hall Trust. Co-opted to the Parish Council in September 2017, Cathrine supports localism and is keen to contribute to an established and respected team that put the well-being and interests of residents to the fore and deliver relevant high quality cost effective services that enhance the quality of life in Findon for all.
Cllr Peter Goldsworthy
Peter & Anne moved to Findon in 1994 from Bedfordshire. Peter spent 1993 in digs while he searched for a house, having been appointed Executive Director to manage the building and running of Goring Hall Hospital. He joined the council in 1998, and was elected Chairman in May 2007. A keen but average golfer, he has served as a Director of Worthing Golf Club for the last 5 years, while trying to spend time with his 4 grandchildren.
Peter is proud to have led and served on such an active, dedicated and committed group of councillors, but stepped down as Chairman in May 2017, his 10th year of Chairmanship.
Cllr Del Henty:
Cllr Jan Mackerell;
I have been in Findon for over 27 years now and feel this is where I really belong. We have moved three times within the Village as our daughters progressed through the village playgroup, school, church groups, youth clubs, Angmering School and then left for university and the London life.
I am proud to have been actively involved in the community throughout the past 27 years and I have served on the Parish Council for around 12 years now, contributing on a range of the sub-committees. I want to see Findon remain a living village maintaining a strong sense of community and the distinctive character that events such as the Sheep Fair help to provide.'
Cllr John Wilson - biog to follow
Parish Clerk: Miss Fiona MacLeod
Clerk: Miss Fiona MacLeod
34 Normandy Lane
Tel: 01903 877225
Details of the Declarations of Interest made by all Councillors can be found by following the link to the ADC web site.