Your Councillors

Your councillors are here to serve you. Please get in touch if you have any problems, ideas, suggestions or perhaps you might wish to be a volunteer and join the growing band of people getting active in their community.

Would you like to become a Councillor and serve your community? There are several vacancies, please contact the Parish Clerk for more details if you are interested.

Councillor Andrew Parry
Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry (Dorset Councillor), Chairman
Lead Areas: Community and Safeguarding
Contact: 07582 775766

Mark Barber

Mark Barber, Vice Chairman
Lead Areas:
Contact: 07971 940921

Although I have only moved into the area fairly recently, I have had a keen interest in the area of West Parley for 15 years. I am keen to preserve and enhance community facilities for all, and to protect our green open spaces.

Councillor Barbara Manuel
Barbara Manuel

Barbara Manuel, Planning Committee Chairman
Lead Areas: Appearance & Environment
Contact: 01202 891197

Lived in West Parley and Ferndown for 38 years and was a long standing member of East Dorset District Council being the Cabinet Member for Community with a particular interest in maintaining the unique character of West Parley.

Councillor John Barber
John Barber

John Barber
Lead Areas: Youth
Contact: 01202 027357

I live in West Parley and I am married with three sons and three grandchildren who live locally. I am employed as a site manager for Epiphany Academy. I have lived in Bournemouth for 32 years and I am originally from the Midlands. I have experience of managing a large Primary School site and manage a team of cleaners and maintenance workers. My work involves working closely with the headmaster and governors of the school to negotiate contracts for work needed by the school. I can bring these negotiating skills to my council work. I am able to communicate with all people on all levels and build relationships. I would like to give something back to the local community of West Parley and have a say in local issues and decision making for the future of our children and grandchildren.

Councillor Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
Lead Areas:
Contact: 07733 557876

I am a recently retired Head Teacher and educator who has lived and worked around the UK and in numerous countries across the world. Currently a Speaker Coordinator for Amnesty International I moved to the area seven years ago. Locally most people know me for my voluntary work in schools and with community groups or as a keen Pétanque player. I coach players from 8 to 80 at our local Pétanque Club in Parley. I am a dedicated humanitarian and care passionately about equality and people and communities. I am delighted to be able to continue my work here in West Parley.