These are the current members of Fulking Parish Council for the term beginning May 2019.
Miles Firth, Chair
Having lived in Fulking, worked in West Sussex and taken advantage of the beautiful countryside and coastline by walking, biking or sailing over it for more than 30 years, I intend to contribute a little more to the community.
I believe that we need to balance the protection of this spectacular part of the country with the practical needs of those who live here. This is difficult to achieve, but I have been impressed by approach of council so far and hope that I can help continue that good work by representing the views of our small community.
The Parish Council is the official voice of Fulking and in amongst all the Mid & West Sussex bureaucracy, is surprisingly effective at highlighting and feeding back local opinion on issues affecting our day-to-day lives. Let’s ensure it stays that way.
Mark Hind, Vice Chair
I have lived in Fulking for 22 years and truly appreciate its special character and beautiful location. I believe we need to protect the village’s inherent character whilst at the same time moving the village forward with the times. Not an easy job!
Now that I have some extra time I wish to support the local community by listening to local resident’s opinions and representing those views to our local council and beyond. I am keen to see practical steps taken to improve the lives of local residents and look forward to working with my fellow councillors’ to support the local community.
I moved to Fulking over 10 years ago and now work from home in Clappers Lane, combining an arts consultancy service with active membership of boards and committees, eg Age UK Brighton & Hove, Hassocks Rail Group and the Warehouse Theatre. I am a member of the Clappers Lane Action Group and the Village Plan Committee.
Having decided to “semi-retire” back to the countryside from the bright lights of Brighton it feels like the right time to “give something back” to the community. Fulking is a very special place and my aim is to immerse myself in local matters and contribute as much as I can to this unique village. I have been actively involved with local charity and school committees over the years and thus I am familiar with the challenges of trying to strike a fine balance of pleasing all of the people, all of the time, but I am happy to listen to all of your views.
A writer, mother and runner. In a former phase of life I worked for the UN in Afghanistan to rebuild the cities and communities. Now I work from home trying to turn my UN reports into a more readable novel. While grateful to run without worrying about landmines, I feel there is much we could be doing to improve access across the country side for everyone. I would love to see the Downs and Weald an open and safe network of paths and bridleways: enabling people, especially children, to walk or cycle safely, between villages and the amazing countryside. Crossing busy roads safely and reducing car use. As a Parish, working closely with our neighbouring parishes on joint projects to this end, we could build up a greater sense of solidarity and community. I look forward to engaging with you all on the aspirations and vision you too may have for the area.
17 Ockley Way,
Register of Members’ Interests
- Linda Dyos – Register of Interests – May 2019
- Miles Firth – Register of Interests – May 2019
- Mark Hind – Register of Interests – May 2019
- Karen Healy – Register of Interest – May 2019
- Samantha Leader – Register of Interest – May 2019