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 Phillip Bamborough
Phillip
Bamborough

Phillip Bamborough, Chairman
Lead Areas: Communication
Contact: 07789 642394 cllr.p.bamborough@westparley-pc.gov.uk

Philip has lived in West Parley since 2009. He worked in the NHS for many years in the field of Psychiatry, where he held a senior management position after clinical practice. He is currently Director of an healthcare business. He is concerned to see the community spirit of West Parley preserved. The Parish Council, though with limited powers must argue forcibly for improved infrastructure.

Councillor Diana Penwill
Diana Penwill

Diana Penwill
Lead Areas: Recreation Ground
Contact: cllr.d.penwill@westparley-pc.gov.uk

Served as a Civil Servant for 36 years and moved to West Parley 21 years ago for the semi-rural environment. An active member of the volunteers, who feels it is important to protect the character of the village.

Councillor Barbara Manuel
Barbara Manuel

Barbara Manuel
Lead Areas: Appearance & Environment
Contact: 01202 891197 cllr.b.manuel@westparley-pc.gov.uk

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 David Allen
David Allen

David Allen
Lead Areas: Highways
Contact: 01202 871122 cllr.d.allen@westparley-pc.gov.uk

I have had a successful career in sales for 30 years, running sales teams around the country, selling most things from insurance to advertising space and in the retail gift trade. I now run my own business, as a chauffeur, established since 2004. I have been happily married to Jan, for 25 years, and live in West Parley. I am also a member of Parley Rotary, who raise money for worthwhile causes locally, and worldwide. I am very keen to ensure that Parley is kept the lovely place it is, to maintain the character of the village

Councillor Mary Court
Mary Court

Mary Court
Lead Areas: Planning, Rights of Way Liaison
Contact: cllr.m.court@westparley-pc.gov.uk

Have lived in West Parley for nearly 19 years. Became a volunteer Access and Bridleways Officer for the British Horse Society in 2013. The following year I joined Bournemouth Festival Makers helping out at the yearly Air and Wheels Festivals. I enjoy the semi-rural environment here in West Parley and keen to help preserve this.

Councillor John Barber
John Barber

John Barber
Lead Areas: Youth
Contact: 01202 027357 cllr.j.barber@westparley-pc.gov.uk

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 Andrew Parry
Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry (Dorset Councillor)
Lead Areas: Community and Safeguarding
Contact: 07582 775766 cllrandrew.parry@m.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Councillor Mark Wadeson
Mark Wadeson

Mark Wadeson
Lead Areas: Youth & Fitness
Contact: cllr.m.wadeson@westparley-pc.gov.uk