John is a parish councillor in Woodgreen, where he has lived since 1982, and his three children were educated in local Forest schools.
He has considerable experience representing the parish viewpoint and negotiating with local authorities, winning recognition for the parish voice to be heard on issues such as planning, housing, transport and tourism.
John is an Employment Tribunal Member in Southampton. He is also a member of the Sustainable Development Fund grants panel and is the NPA’s Equality and Diversity Champion. He has been a New Forest cricketer for over 30 years and has been visiting New Forest pubs for 40 years.
National Park Authority Committees and Panels
Resources, Audit and Performance Committee
Represents Authority on following external organisations
Commoners’ Dwelling Scheme Panel
Director, New Forest Marque
Chairman of the Sustainable Communities Fund Panel
Involvement with external organisations (other than through Authority)
Woodgreen Parish Council
New Forest Leader+
Local Action Group of the Local Strategic Partnership
Southampton Employment Tribunal
Western Escarpment Conservation Area Management Group
Chair of North West Quadrant of Parish Councils
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