Meet your Councillors and Officers:

Tony Ewer (Chair) – (01264 860486)

Tony and his wife Jenny moved to Chilbolton in 2007 and he joined the Parish Council in 2011. He chaired the Neighbourhood Plan working group, continues to chair the Village Hall Management Committee and leads the Strategy Plan for the Parish Council.

In addition to his extensive experience in senior roles in a variety of sectors, Tony is a past President of Transvaal Chamber of Industries and has served on the Board of several pension and medical insurance funds. He is an enthusiastic world traveller, particularly enjoying African wild life and photography, and has been a Governor of Wherwell Primary School since 2014.

Tony’s declarations of interest can be found here

David Griffiths (Vice -Chair) – (01264 860313)

David has lived in Chilbolton for over 50 years, having moved to the village in 1971. A few years later he joined the Parish Council and has served as Chairman for long spells since that time. He has also chaired the Open Spaces Committee (COSC) for the last ten years.

He was a barrister from 1967 until 1989 and then served as a Circuit Judge until his retirement in 2009.

David’s declarations of interest can be found here

Geoff Cockram – (07703 775743)

Geoff moved to Chilbolton in 2013 as a result of a company relocation from London to Southampton. He joined the Parish Council in 2019 and is a member of the Planning Committee and leads on Highway matters . He is also Vice-chair of the Village Hall Committee.

After a long career in Programme/Project Management Geoff is now enjoying his retirement.

Geoff’s declarations of interest can be found here

Rick Franke – (07789 401071) – Cllr Franke is currently on sick leave.  Everyone wishes him a full and speed recovery

Rick and his partner Lyn Maltus moved to Chilbolton in January 2018 having relocated from Leeds and St Emilion respectively. Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and a former member of the 1st Rhodesian SAS Regiment, Rick entered the Hospitality Industry and spent 37 years managing hotels for Westin, Marriott, Inter-Continental, The Virgin Collection, Hanover International among others. He spent the last 17 years working for the Ministry of Justice running the Leeds Judges Lodgings for High Court Judges and Law Lords.
Rick holds his Private Pilot’s Licence and enjoys brewing his own beer. Rick and Lyn are enjoying retirement, gardening, and travelling.

Rick’s declarations of interest can be found here

David Hall – (07813 455069)

David joined Chilbolton Parish Council in October 2020 and leads on fundraising and communications.

Originally from Cumbria, David and his wife Denise moved to Chilbolton in 2007 when they moved back to the UK from Germany. After a career in international banking, David is now focused on local business and community activities. He runs a local sustainable shopping service, is a governor at Test Valley School in Stockbridge and is also Treasurer of Andover Musical Theatre Company. 

David’s declarations of interest can be found here

Julian Hudson – (07739630713)

A Hampshire native, Julian studied Classics at Oxford, before gaining postgraduate degrees in Planning and Regeneration. He spent a decade working for a local council in London, and returned to Winchester in 2014. He then moved to Chilbolton with his wife in 2021. Julian leads on Transport Planning in an Engineering Consultancy and is an active member of COSC as well as the Planning Committee. Julian’s other interests include visiting museums, art galleries, design exhibitions and scenic gardens. He retains a keen interest in history and archaeology, and enjoys walking in the countryside with his wife and the family dog.

Julian’s declarations of interest can be found here

Sue Larcombe – (01264 860277)

Sue moved to Chilbolton from Winchester 11 years ago. She joined the working group responsible for developing Chilbolton’s Neighbourhood Plan and saw project through to fruition in May 2021. She was elected to the parish Council in 2021 is a key member of the Strategic Plan Group and now Chairs the Planning Committee.

Sue has a design background, having run her own interior design business since 1986 and worked as a consultant for several local design companies. She is a passionate gardener and also cycles and paints as well as enjoying music and theatre.  She is also an editor of the Chilbolton & Wherwell village magazine.

Sue’s declarations of interest can be found here

George Marits – (01264 860293)

George moved to Chilbolton in 2006 and joined the Parish Council in 2013 and chairs the Flood Advisory Group.

He works for an International Data communications company as a Field engineer, installing equipment at customer and network site premises, as well as porting phone numbers and keeping an eye on regulatory changes in the U.K. and Ireland.

George’s declarations of interest can be found here

Mandy Denyer (Clerk) – (07514 670919)

Mandy has been Chilbolton Parish Council’s Clerk since October 2011. 

Originally from Andover, she attended Wherwell Primary School and returned to live in Wherwell 18 years ago as the Marquess of Camden’s housekeeper.

Her passion for horses and eventing has gradually given way to a new adrenaline rush from riding her motorbike, while the flexible working hours she has as Clerk allows her plenty of quality time with her 3 dogs!