Meet our Parish Councillors
Chair of Church Crookham Parish Council and Chair of Staff
Gill has recently moved back to the area with her 3 sons having spent the last 11 years in Lancashire. Prior to relocating Gill worked as an administrator for a specialist recruitment company. Gill has moved on to the Crookham Park development and joined the Parish Council in order to get involved with community project.
Helen is a stay-at-home mum, married to Chris with two children, Nathan and Rachel. She is part of Church Crookham baptist church in Basingbourne road, where she runs a busy toddler group. They live just around the corner from Tesco’s and moved to Church Crookham 6 years ago. Helen also does some voluntary work for the National Childbirth Trust, taking bookings for the nearly new sales in the area. Before having children, Helen worked up in London, in the department for education. Helen says “I applied for this post because I want to do my bit to make things better where we live. Parish Councils are about bringing local issues to light, and addressing them. If you know of something which needs improving, or setting up, please let us know.”
Planning Committee Chair
Chair of the planning committee Michael lives in Azalea Gardens with his wife and daughter. he has lived and worked in this area for the past 22 years.
He works in facility management and has nearly 30 years related experiences in private and public sector. Michael enjoys gardening, diy, walking and spending time with family.
Debbie has lived in Church Crookham for 35 years moving from south London to the Charles Church Estate at Haig Lane and then in 1984 to Keynes Close. She has two grown up children and a grandson.
Debbie started her working life in the Ministry of Defence in London, and whilst bringing up her children, worked as a childminder, playgroup deputy supervisor at two local groups and then returned to full time work based in Basingstoke. Debbie has been active in the local schools with PTA and Chairman of the Governing Body in Church Crookham Junior School whilst her children were younger and when they went to university she then cared for her ailing mother. Debbie feels that again it is her time to put something back into the community that she has cherished being part of for so long.
Chair of Planning and Chair of Finance & Policy
Richard lives on the Crookham Park estate with his wife and two children having moved to the area in 2016. He works for an international bank, managing real estate facilities for clients across the UK.
Cristina has lived in Church Crookham since 1993. She has always had a strong interest in current affairs and growing up was active in debating and creative arts groups. She graduated from Digital Media and has got a range of voluntary experience within community radio producing and social media marketing. She is passionate about maintaining Church Crookham, raising awareness of public transport and getting involved with hyperlocal community projects. Her interests include creative writing, world music, ten pin bowling and walking her golden retriever Shadow.
Jenny has lived in Church Crookham with her husband and 4 children, for the past 20 years, since 1998. She originally trained as a nurse, and specialised in children’s nursing and worked in the general hospitals in Shoreham and Basingstoke before finally settling with her husband in the Fleet and Church Crookham area. She has been an active supporter of the local community since she first became involved in a local campaign in 2003. Church Crookham is a wonderful place for families and we are so pleased that our children have all benefited from growing up in this safe and friendly neighbourhood, and from being educated at the excellent local schools. Church Crookham Parish Council has achieved great things since it was first set up in 2010, and I hope that I can play a positive role to continue to support the local community through this remarkable parish council team.
I moved to Crookham Park in September 2017, having lived in the local area for over 40 years.
I am married with 3 children and worked in the City in FX for 28 years. I now volunteer, with my wife, for a local Foodbank and for a locally-based disability flying charity. I also assist with the bookkeeping for a Church in Farnborough.
I am a qualified cricket umpire and a part-time exam invigilator for adult learning.
Michael recently moved to Church Crookham with his wife Emma and two children after retiring from serving in the Army abroad. He currently works as an operations manager in the utilities sector. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, all things water sports related and walking his dog. Having spent most of his working life serving in the forces, he is excited to have the opportunity to continue this in supporting the local community.
“ My wife and I recently moved to Church Crookham from west London to be closer to our daughter and her family who live at Crookham Park. I served in the RAF Signals, culminating in 1968 serving in an old Battle of Britain underground bunker.
After leaving the RAF I worked for BT as a telecom engineer. During my retirement I returned to the RAF Bunker Museum where I volunteered as a guide for eight years as well as volunteering at a public transport museum.
Whilst at our former home I was a member of school governing bodies for 11 years and have worked in various roles within the local authority. I have always had a strong inclination to help with local matters and improve the environment and look forward to continuing this work with the Parish Council.”