Carrie Marshall

Carrie moved to Froyle in 2016 and joined the Parish Council in January 2024 with an aim to bring positive energy, enthusiasm, and a fresh perspective to help determine how the village evolves.

Carrie has run the Froyle Baby & Toddler Playgroup since Spring 2023, enjoys helping out at Froyle events when possible and is keen to give back to the community.

She enjoys exploring the hidden gems of the local area and going exploring with her family. Her hobbies include graphic design, painting, knitting & crafting, baking and trying her best at growing veggies.

 

Tristan Halse

Tristan has served his working life in the British Army. He married Emily in 2009 in St.Mary’s Church in Upper Froyle and returned to live in Lower Froyle in 2021 where some of Emily’s wider family also reside. The family and their children are enjoying village life. Tristan’s sporting interests include Cricket, cold-water/wild swimming and field sports. Tristan is a keen member of the Bentley/Baden-Powell Fly Fishing Club and Froyle Estate Shoot Syndicate.

Julie Southern

Julie joined the council at the end of 2016 because she loves living in Froyle and thinks that it’s important to find ways of supporting village life. Her favourite things about Froyle are the positivity, creativity, and the caring environment.

Julie is particularly proud of the refurbished war memorial, and the new playground. As the Chair, she is involved in all aspects of the Council’s work and responsibilities.

A keen gardener, Julie regularly supports the National Gardens Scheme by opening her garden, and also enjoys walking her dogs.

Andrew Aldridge

Andrew joined the Parish Council in November 2019 because he was keen to continue using his professional expertise after serving on the Worldham Parish Council for four years.

He is currently working on repurposing the recreation ground’s former football hut as a base for broader community activities.

Andrew’s favourite thing about Froyle is that it feels like home. He has worked as an architect in the local area for over 30 years and has four children. His youngest son attends Bentley School and his youngest daughter has now moved on to Eggars School.

Anthea McRiley

Anthea joined the council in October 2020 and has lived in Westburn Fields since 2002. She was drawn to Froyle’s beautiful location and the welcoming, inclusive community. Anthea spent several years as a member of the Village Hall Committee and established the parent and toddler group. She joined the Parish Council to represent young families and the needs of her neighbourhood in particular.

Anthea holds a hill walking permit which is particularly handy for her role as a Section Assistant at 2nd Bentley Scouts. She has three children, works part-time, enjoys creative projects, and relaxes by walking her dog when she also catches up with friends.

Alex Roberts

Alexandra Roberts

Alex joined the council in 2016 because she’s interested in local affairs and wanted to do something for the village. Her favourite things about Froyle include the people, the countryside and the wildlife, particularly the skylarks, owls and the hedgehogs.

She is currently working on the hut refurbishment project, as well as liaising with the wedding venue to minimize its impact on the village.
Alex is a busy mother of two teenage girls and in any spare time, enjoys drawing and painting, cooking. She also takes part in target rifle shooting having previously been a member of the GB team.

Mike Blanche

Mike moved to Lower Froyle in 2019, and joined the Parish Council in 2023. Prior to joining the Parish Council he was part of the “No Wey Incinerator” team, successfully opposing the proposal to build a waste incinerator at the Veolia site on the A31.

His favourite things about Froyle are the community spirit, and beautiful rolling countryside, which he and his wife enjoy out and about on their tandem bicycle, or on long walks together.

Katie Snowball

Katie Snowball

Katie grew up in rural Kent and returned to the countryside by moving to Froyle in 2019 after 30 years in London. She loves the strong sense of community and can’t imagine living anywhere else now. 

Katie was involved in the successful campaign against the proposed local incinerator and has a background in industrial planning as well as environmental matters. 

Katie loves gardening, cooking and travelling and can’t live without cups of tea. She likes taking other people’s dogs for walks. Anytime 🙂