The Parish Council consists of nine Parish Councillors who are elected every four years by residents of the village.
The Parish Clerk is employed by the Parish Council and is responsible for the administration of the council; keeping the accounts; advising the Council on governance and legal issues; and supporting the Parish Councillors.
The Village Warden is employed by the Parish Council to litter pick and report issues within the village which require maintenance.
When I was interviewed at County Hall in 1974, I was warned that if we moved here we would never want to move anywhere else – a forecast that has proved happily true!
After taking early retirement from the Education Department as a result of having M.E., I enjoyed a new involvement in local activities and I have been a school governor at two Chichester schools including Portfield Community Primary School where I am currently Chair of Governors. I am also an Associate Governor Trainer.
I was a late recruit to parish council work – and was surprised to discover how much Fishbourne Parish Council was doing to maintain and develop the quality of life in the village. Somehow, I soon found myself involved in preparing a bid to the Big Lottery Fund in support of the Fishbourne Community Project and it has been really rewarding to work with so many enthusiastic supporters in the village – a real “community” project. As co-ordinator of the Village Plan 2010-14, I appreciate the commitment that so many of our residents have to Fishbourne and I am particularly grateful to our hard-working task groups.
Tel: 01243 781692
Address: 4 Dolphin Close, Fishbourne, PO19 3QP
We moved to Fishbourne in 1992, having lived in Chichester since 1978 when I began working for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals at Havant as Financial Controller. Before that I had worked with a number of large companies in different industries. Soon after moving to Chichester we started attending Fishbourne church and it was not long before Ray Follis persuaded me to join the PCC and even to organise the church fete – in those days they had their own fete in the church fields. We are now kept busy with our new puppy… a working cocker spaniel, having lost Meg our golden retriever and wanting to downsize our dog, and of course grandchildren.
Tel: 01243 780699
Address: Rushmere, Creek End, Fishbourne, PO19 3JS
Sandra has been a Fishbourne resident for 27 years and is our new District Councillor and a member of both the Fishbourne Parochial Parish Council and Fishbourne Parish Council.
Married to a local restaurateur, a keen gardener, walker and dog owner. Works as Team Leader for Southampton Port Health Authority controlling the safety of imported food and infectious disease on international transport.
Raises funds for charitable causes such as the St Peter Project Community Hall and Medical Detection Dogs.
Enthusiastic for local politics and committed to developing better and safer communities and especially transport, flood prevention and controlling expanding housing development.
Tel: 01243 781356
Address: 82 Fishbourne Road West, Fishbourne, PO19 3JL
I have lived in Fishbourne since July 2002. I moved here from Twickenham shortly after my daughter left home to go to university. I have taught mathematics in three London secondary schools and one primary school. I also spent 30 years working for a theatre magazine both in an editorial and financial capacity. In Fishbourne I spent 6 months as a volunteer at Chichester College assisting young adults with special needs and spent 18 months working at Cornelius House caring for the elderly.
Tel: 01243 539721
Address: 28 Mosse Gardens, Fishbourne, PO19 3PG
I was born in Birmingham but left to join the Royal Air Force. After serving 5 years, I settled in Norfolk and had 2 children. In 1973, I was employed by a local authority as a lowly Committee Clerk. In those days if you served Planning Committee, which I did, you ended up doing footpath orders, tree preservation and demolition orders. Not forgetting naming and numbering new estates. Somewhere in Thetford there is a road called Florence Nightingale Way, all due to me. In the mid 80s, I moved to a Shropshire Council doing Committee work but also organising elections. I was also Parish Clerk to 2 small Parish Councils, one for 15 years. During this time, I was able to obtain the the MBA. The last stage in my 35 year Local Government career was a move to a Council in Godalming in 1998. It was then when I decided to commute from Fishbourne because the house and neighbours were so welcoming. I became responsible for the Committee Services, Electoral Registration, all elections and Parish Liaison. In my spare time, I served on the Youth Offender Panel and became an Independent Member of Arun District Council Standard’s Committee.
On retiring from full-time work, I was appointed by the Planning Inspectorate to be a Programme Officer. The role is to support Planning Inspectors at Planning Inquiries into planning applications and organising hearings for Local Plans. This year I resigned from the Standard’s Committee and but continue to do voluntary work 2 days a week at St Richards Hospital, regularly walk my daughter’s dogs or be on call for the school run for my 3 great-grandchildren.
Tel: 01243 788102
Address: 21 Exeter Road, Chichester, PO19 5EF
I have been married for nearly 34 years and we have 2 sons of 25 and 27 who both live and work around the Camberley area where my husband and I moved in 2015.
I was a senior Management Consultant and Project Manager for over 25 years working with various private and public organisations helping to improve the way they work.
Now semi retired, and enjoying this new life in Fishbourne, joining the Parish Council has opened up a new field of interest and an opportunity for me to get involved in Village life.
I am now a member of the Fishbourne Tennis club and recently joined the Hunston Golf Club, both of which are new challenges and are taking time to gain some level of proficiency. I also enjoy walking in and around the harbour, canal and the local areas in both rain and shine.
Tel: 07968 296759
Address: 4 West View, Salthill Road, Fishbourne, PO19 3QL
I have lived in Fishbourne since 2003. I was a founder member of the committee of the Flavian Fields Residents’ Association in 2006, and have been chairman since 2009. I have also been part of the Fishbourne Infrastructure Panel.
I work in London as a broadcast journalist for the BBC network radio. Spare time is spent on our narrowboat, which is moored in Norhamptonsire.
Tel: 07760 393704
Address: Kilndown, Clay Lane, Fishbourne, PO18 8DW
Retired Chemical Engineer, passionate about protecting our Environment and Community of Fishbourne. Engaged in both Parish Finances and Planning activities
Tel: 07584 551216
Address: 4 West View, Salthill Road, Fishbourne, PO19 3QL
Adrian moved to Fishbourne in 1993 and raised his family in the village. His children attended school in Fishbourne and he has been continually involved in the local community. He was elected to the Parish Council, served on the Fishbourne Playing Fields Association, and was first elected to the District Council in 2003 standing down in 2011. He is committed to working across the community to ensure Fishbourne remains a village and retains its sense of community. He is a committed environmentalist. When not at work or on Council duty he enjoys sailing his boat, which is kept in Chichester Harbour
Tel: 07860 236505
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Louise Goldsmith has been Leader of West Sussex County Council since May 2010.
She has lived in West Sussex for more than 33 years and was first elected onto the County Council in 2001 representing the Chichester West division.
Louise worked in the finance and banking industry and for a time had her own business as an Independent Adviser. Her time is now taken up with County Council work.
Louise sits on several Boards. She is on the Local Government Association, a Board Member of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and a Board Member of Chichester Harbour Conservancy.
She has two children who were educated locally in Chichester, now following their own careers, and she has a great interest in all local issues. Her interests outside of the County Council are the countryside and the environment, walking, gardening, reading, yoga, the theatre and opera.
Tel: 033 022 24998