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.
Ian joined the council in 2012, bringing his background in architecture to bear on the numerous planning issues that occupy the council on a regular basis. He is also involved with highway issues and in co-ordinating maintenance of drains and ditches in the parish.
Having lived in Froyle for 10 years, Ian enjoys the community feel of living in a village and wants to maintain that wherever possible. Now retired from professional practice, Ian has more time to pursue his many hobbies including gliding, painting and walking our many local footpaths with the family dog.
Andrew joined the 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.
Ian is a long-standing resident of the village and member of the council.
He is particularly interested in maintaining the open spaces and facilities that make Froyle accessible to residents of all ages. As a result he takes responsibility for footpaths and the upkeep of the play equipment on the recreational ground.
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 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.
Nick has lived in Lower Froyle for more than 20 years and been a member of the Parish Council since 2007. During the same period he has been Honorary Secretary of the Village Hall and is the local organiser for Froyle Open Gardens.
Nick’s main interest has been in planning. He has helped author the Village Design Statement and raised funding for and helped manage a variety of village projects including the village hall terrace and the playground. Nick has been heavily involved in the future of the football hut and is committed seeing the project through to completion.
Andrew took up the position of Clerk to the Parish Council in October 2019. Since moving to Lower Froyle in 2009, he has been involved in a variety of village activities including Parish Plan and Village Design Statement development and implementation, Speedwatch, and actively supports village social events including the fete, Open Gardens and Village Hall based activities. Andrew enjoys bellringing at St Mary’s and playing golf with other residents. Both he and his wife Karen are extremely grateful for the warm welcome and lasting friendships they have made since moving here.
The Parish Clerk role is key to ensuring that the Parish Council is run efficiently and thereby allowing it to actively reach out and support both the wider community and individual residents. The timing of when the Clerk position became available coincided with Andrew looking for a new challenge to use his time and the skills he had developed over a long career in corporate and consulting roles. To do this for the benefit of the village was a perfect match for him.