Meet our Parish Councillors
Chair of Council & Chair of Planning
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.
Vice Chair & Chair of Finance & Policy Committee
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
I have lived in the area for over 40 years, moving to Church Crookham from Fleet a couple of years ago. I am looking forward to contributing to the Parish Council and helping to ensure the best facilities and quality of life for everyone. I have worked in customer service all my working life, have experience in running a small local business and managing teams in a corporate environment. I am involved with several local groups including Hart Male Voice Choir and Hart Players Am-Dram group. I am a firm believer in local people having as much say as possible in what happens in their area and as a resident everything the Council does directly affects me as well as the wider community. So we all have a stake in making sure we do all we can to improve things for everyone.
As a local resident having lived in the area for more than 35 years I believe I am well placed to make a positive contribution to the community in Church Crookham. I am a founding partner of a Fleet based financial services business and I am also Chair of Fleet Business Improvement District (BID). In my spare time I enjoy cooking and family activities and I’m learning to play bridge. I have grandchildren living on Crookham Park and attending Tweseldown Infant School.