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

Councillor Diana Penwill
Diana Penwill

Diana Penwill, Vice-Chairman
Lead Areas: Recreation Ground

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

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 Phillip Bamborough

Phillip Bamborough
Lead Areas: Communication
Contact: 07789 642394

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 Mary Court
Mary Court

Mary Court, Planning Chairman
Lead Areas: Planning, Rights of Way Liaison

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

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.

Mark Barber

Mark Barber
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.