Parish Council News
The result of the voting at the Parish Council Election on May 1 was as follows: Brenda Berners-Price 224 votes – elected; John Carter 279 – elected; Liz Holliday 348 elected; Mark Jarrad 265 – elected; Mike Joseph 249 – elected; Dick Neil 221; John Nichols 315 – elected; David Nobbs 336 – elected; Rosemarie Wakeman 235 – elected.
At the Parish Council’s Annual General Meeting on May 12, Cllr. Liz Holliday was elected to be Chairman for the coming year. The Council asked that a letter of thanks be sent to Dick Neil in appreciation of his services as Parish Councillor over the past twelve years.
Below are brief details of the new Parish Councillors:
Brenda Berners-Price has lived in Commonwood for 12 years and is a member of St. Paul’s Church. She has recently retired from running her own diet and fitness franchise. One of Brenda’s passions is walking and she regularly walks all the local footpaths. She has been a member of the Parish Council since 2000 and serves on both the Open Spaces & Footpaths and Highways & Road Safety Committees.
John Carter is married to Ann and has lived in Chipperfield for 13 years. He works for BT at their Apsley HQ as a Product Manager in high technology storage products. He has served on the Parish Council for 4 years as Chairman of the Highways & Road Safety Committee. John’s hobbies include playing rugby, the O.U. and classic motorbikes.
Liz Holliday is a librarian who worked in public libraries for 31 years until she retired in 1998. Liz moved to Chipperfield 12 years ago and is joint editor of Chipperfield News and a member of Chipperfield Choral Society. She has been a member of the Parish Council since 1999, serving as Chairman of two committees, Open Spaces & Footpaths and Allotments.
Mark Jarrad has lived in the village since 1995. He and Gay have been married for 35 years and have 3 grown children. Mark is a Chartered Accountant by profession, recently retiring after 26 years being responsible for the International Finance function of a large American company. He hopes to be able to help preserve or enhance the quality of living in our village.
Mike Joseph came to Chipperfield in 1990 after living in Watford for some years. His background is chemical engineering and computing and he has worked with computer systems for 25 years. Mike’s interests and hobbies include history, music and model railways.
John Nicholls has known Chipperfield all his life and has lived here since 1948. He was elected to the Parish Council in 1967 and served on Dacorum District Council 1976-1999. He was Mayor of Dacorum 1987/88. He is Vice Chairman of the local branch of the British Legion, and is a trustee of the Tennis Club and the Youth Club. David Nobbs has been a Parish Councillor for 20 years and Chairman for 11 years. He is happy to be passing on the role of Chairman to Liz Holliday. David is interested in all aspects of parish affairs, but particularly in maintaining Chipperfield’s environment and its vitality as a village.
Rosemarie Wakeman has been a member of the Parish Council since June 2001 and serves on the Highways & Road Safety Committee. She is also a governor of St Paul’s School, representing the Parish Council at governors’ meetings.