People

Peter Hicks

Peter was re-elected to Alton Town Council to represent Alton Eastbrooke on 7th May 2015.  At that time he said, "I have been a resident of Alton for nearly 30 years and for the last 15 years I have worked and lived within the Eastbrooke ward and understand many of the local issues. Since being elected in 2011, and being Leader of the Town Council for the last 3 years, I have worked tirelessly to get the best outcomes for Alton. I will continue to work with my Conservative District Council colleagues to make sure that Alton is never forgotten or neglected."

James Voller

James was elected to Alton Town Council to represent Holybourne on 7th May 2015.  At that time he said, "As a teenager, I attended Alton College and moved here in 2003. Since 2011, I have been living in the Holybourne ward with my wife Fee and our three children. I believe our community has a great future ahead, with real opportunities just around the corner. I would very much like to see the character of our neighbourhoods preserved during the roll out of the Neighbourhood Plan."

Matthew Bayliss

Matthew was re-elected to Alton Town Council to represent Alton Westbrooke on 7th May 2015.  At that time he said, "I have worked hard to drive progress on the many issues facing our town and ward. For example, I have championed the extension to the 20 mph zone in the centre of town and I am pleased to say this looks set to be implemented. There are many key projects currently affecting our town – the Sport Centre and Coors brewery being two - and I will use my experience of the last 4 years to help steer these to a successful conclusion."

Derek Gardner

Derek was re-elected to Alton Town Council to represent Alton Wooteys on 7th May 2015.  At that time he said, "I’ve lived on the Manor Estate for nearly 20 years. Four years ago, I said that I felt our ward had been forgotten and neglected over the previous twelve years. I have worked to reinstate the 09:00 bus service to Winchester, to have drop kerbs installed to assist people with mobility issues within part of the ward and I have addressed many other issues with individuals who have needed my assistance."

John Palmer

John was elected to Petersfield Town Council to represent Petersfield Bell Hill on 7th May 2015.  At that time he said, "Petersfield is special and I want to help keep it that way. This has been my home for 14 years and my children have grown up here. Much of the time I was serving overseas in the Royal Navy and the town’s community spirit gave me peace of mind for my family. I now run my own business specialising in energy efficient homes; I’m the project team leader for the Neighbourhood Plan and a Governor at The Petersfield School.

James Deane

James Deane is the Town Councillor for Petersfield Rother. He was elected onto Petersfield Town Council in June 2013 and has served on all Committees. He is a retired Army Officer of The Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

Lesley Farrow

Lesley was re-elected to Petersfield Town Council to represent Petersfield Heath on 7th May 2015.  At that time she said, "I have enjoyed the challenge of being your Town Councillor. Heading the Grounds Committee, my priority was to lower the cost of the maintenance of our grounds. This is now concluded and the outcome will be a significant saving for the Town. I am proud to be part of a Town Council that was forward thinking enough to produce a Neighbourhood Plan. The way Petersfield will look for the future is important and I would love to see it through.

Verlaine Morgans

Verlaine was elected to Petersfield Town Council to represent Petersfield St. Mary's on 7th May 2015.  At that time she said, "I have lived in the St Mary’s Ward for 2 years. Local support is so important. My husband is now in a care home, so I know how difficult it is to care for people when elderly or ill. I am lucky to have all my family living close. I help out with childcare and understand the pressure on families juggling work and home life. I believe that local people are at the heart of resolving local issues."

Chris Wilton

Chris was elected to Petersfield Town Council to represent Petersfield St. Mary's on 24th May 2018. He will be a strong local voice for the St. Mary's Ward.

Hilary Ayer

Hilary was re-elected to Petersfield Town Council to represent Petersfield St. Peter's on 7th May 2015.  At that time she said, "I have been your Councillor on both Town and District Councils.  I was honoured to be your Town Mayor and to have spent most of my years as a district councillor on the EHDC Cabinet. I am Chairman of the Community Safety Partnership and work closely with our local Safer Neighbourhood Team. Many of you have asked for my help over the years. This is an important part of being a Councillor and it is rewarding when we achieve positive outcomes.