Meet our Parish Councillors
My wife and I have recently moved into our new home on Crookham Park, this being the third time we have lived in Church Crookham over the last 28yrs.
My working life has mainly consisted of serving with the Royal Air Force for 12yrs after which I joined the police. I retired from Surrey Police in 2005, and then went onto work for Hampshire Police as an advisor followed by carrying out an audit on behalf of Her Majesties Inspector of Constabularies.
I have also worked on a voluntary basis as a Welfare officer for Royal Air Force Association and for the last four years as the Chair of a residents group with a Hampshire based Housing association.
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.
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.
Cameron moved to Church Crookham in January 2017, having previously lived in Fleet.
Having studied politics at University he has always had an interest in public service and has worked for various backbench Members of Parliament over the last ten years. He now works in Policy and Public Affairs for a local healthcare charity based in Farnborough.
He is particularly looking forward to getting involved in the work of the council to ensure that Church Crookham remains the special place to live that it is, and ensuring that all residents feel that they are part of this wonderful community.
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.
Jeremy is a lecturer and programme manager at Aldershot College. He has lived in Church Crookham most of his life and although many changes have occurred in the past 50 years of living here, he feels that the parish is still a great place to live. He has recently joined the council to share his skills in resolving issues and to have some influence over local decisions, ensuring that Church Crookham remains a desirable location long term.
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.
Facilities Committee Chair
Chair of Facilities Committee Gill has lived in Church Crookham for 32 years and for the last 16 has been involved in community groups from playgroups to court moor school PTA. Gill is married with two daughters and currently works as a computer network manager at a local school. Gill enjoys traveling. Gill says “I have been very impressed with what the Parish Council have achieved in such a short time. I’ve lived in Church Crookham most of my life and I feel that it’s getting its own identity at last. I’ve joined the council to help them continue their great work.”
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.”
Chair of Church Crookham Parish Council
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.