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.

Geoff Hand


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

Declan Hutchings


Declan is married to Sally and we have two children who currently attend Bishop Luffa School. Declan & Sally purchased their new home within Deeside at the beginning of July, having previously lived in Chichester for 13 years. Prior to this Declan owned a flat within Willow Court, Fishbourne Road East for 5 years and originally moved to the Chichester area in 1986.
Declan is currently a Sales Manager within the Security and Communications industry.
I have been and hold several voluntary roles, Chairman of Chichester RFC, Rugby Coach, and Governor at Parklands Community School.
I have a keen interest in my local surroundings and being a dog owner/walker, I regularly stroll around the local area with our two dogs.

Tel: 07753 832168


Address: 11 Deeside Avenue, Fishbourne, PO19 3QF

Anne Stevenson


I moved to Fishbourne in June 2017 with my husband, Leo, who is an artist. I am now retired after 37 years of dealing with litigation, criminal and civil, for London local authorities. I love living in Fishbourne and just wish we could have made the move years ago. It is obvious that the residents are passionate about their village and I look forward to being part of the collective effort to maintain and improve it. I have joined the WI and the U3A. I spend a lot of time reading, non-fiction of all sorts and biographies, and I am hoping to spend more time on art and craft activities. This is an area that I do not yet know well and there is a lot here for me to enjoy and explore.

Tel: 01243 787842


Address: 63, Fishbourne Road West, Fishbourne, PO19 3JJ

Mike Lander

Vice Chairman

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

Ruth Keeley


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

Lynda Hunter


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

Adam Porter


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

Gary Mason


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

District Councillor

Adrian Moss

District Councillor

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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County Councillor

Louise Goldsmith

County Councillor

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


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