Grayshott Parish Council

Phone: 01428 606510
Email: grayshottpc@btconnect.com

Grayshott Parish Council was established in 1902 and looks after the interests of the businesses and population (approx 2,500) of Grayshott.  It is the third tier of government with the first and second being Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council.

The role of the Parish Council is to represent the civil parish without political bias or prejudice, to look after its assets and to foster community spirit.   We are empowered to charge a local rate or precept in order to administer our affairs.   This precept is collected on our behalf by East Hampshire District Council and paid to us half-yearly.   To manage the Council’s administration and management of its assets the Council employs a clerk and an assistant clerk both of whom work on a part-time basis.

We have 10 councillorsParish elections take place every 4 years. If there are more than 10 candidates a ballot box election will take place (the last one being in 1987).   Candidates for election, or co-option in the event of a casual vacancy, must be at least 18 years old AND be on our electoral register OR live/work in the parish OR live within 3 miles of the parish boundary.

Assets owned by the Parish Council include The Square, Lyndon Green, the War Memorial and garden, Village Green, Eccott Green, Stoney Bottom Allotments, Recreation Ground and pavilion, skate park and storage garages, 3 tennis courts (2 courts are for the use of the tennis club, 1 court is for public use which is bookable at Grayshott Social Club)3 tennis courts (please book use of the public court at Grayshott Social Club), Beech Allotments, and the associated grazing land.  

The Parish Council Office is in the Nancy Littlejohn Room at Grayshott Village Hall and is open to the public on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1000-1200.   

At this time planning applications can be viewed, and the clerks are available to offer advice on any concerns you have about Council matters.


Council Meetings

The main business of the council is conducted at council meetings.   All meetings are open to the public and press unless otherwise directed.  Members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions during the meeting when the Chairman adjourns the formal meeting for this purpose.  Meetings take place in the Council Offices unless indicated on the agenda of a meeting.  Larger venues are used if a large number of public are expected.

Agendas for all meetings are posted on the notice boards at the side of Warren Powell-Richards at The Square, at the Fox and Pelican and outside the main entrance to The Village Hall as well as being accessible from this website.

Full
Council

Meetings are held monthly at 7.30pm usually on the 3rd Monday. Meetings are held in the Grayshott Parish Council Office.

Planning & Conservation

Meetings are held monthly at 7.30pm usually on the 1st Thursday.  Grayshott Parish Council welcome applicants and their neighbours to the meetings.

Policy
& Resources

Meetings are held quarterly and will be on the 2nd Monday of May, and then 1st Mondays of August, November and February.

Annual Parish Assembly

Held in the Village Hall on the last Friday in April each year. A summary of the past year and a chance to set direction for the coming year.

 

EVENTS, NEWS & NOTICES

Grayshott Parish Council publishes news and event notices on this website.

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COUNCILLORS AND CLERKS

Councillors elect their chairman and a vice-chairman each year at the Council’s Annual Meeting in May. The same meeting agrees committees, including their chairman/vice, and representatives to outside bodies. Councillors are also appointed to carry out the Council’s own inspections on various of its assets.

John Frankcom

July 2017 is a good time to restate my commitment to being a Parish Councillor.    After six years, the last two as Chairman, I hope I have demonstrated that I have acted in the best interests of the community at all times. Being effective as a Parish Councillor means representing the community as best one can.  Representation involves listening to and understanding local people’s needs and using that knowledge to make good decisions on behalf of the community.  Often that knowledge is conflictual and the way forward consequently less than clear.  Hopefully, together with colleagues and the clerks’ advice, full consideration of the issues leads to good decisions which the majority of the community can support. All councillors need to be developed and supported in their role and our approach is to offer training for all aspects.  A main focus has been ensuring that the important elements of planning law and the planning process are fully understood.   To widen the capability of leadership across the Parish Council future training will address chairmanship skills.  A Parish Council chairman needs to ensure the continuity and capability of the Council going forward.  While I am chairman I will work to plan and secure the succession of a new Council after the May 2019 elections, talking to anyone who can help towards achieving it.      

July 2017 is a good time to restate my commitment to being a Parish Councillor.    After six years, the last two as Chairman, I hope I have demonstrated that I have acted in the best interests of the community at all times.

Being effective as a Parish Councillor means representing the community as best one can.  Representation involves listening to and understanding local people’s needs and using that knowledge to make good decisions on behalf of the community.  Often that knowledge is conflictual and the way forward consequently less than clear.  Hopefully, together with colleagues and the clerks’ advice, full consideration of the issues leads to good decisions which the majority of the community can support.

All councillors need to be developed and supported in their role and our approach is to offer training for all aspects.  A main focus has been ensuring that the important elements of planning law and the planning process are fully understood.   To widen the capability of leadership across the Parish Council future training will address chairmanship skills.  A Parish Council chairman needs to ensure the continuity and capability of the Council going forward.  While I am chairman I will work to plan and secure the succession of a new Council after the May 2019 elections, talking to anyone who can help towards achieving it.      

Chairman
frankcom8jp@btinternet.com
01428 714161

Steve Georgii

In 2001 my wife, Barbie McSean, and I moved to Grayshott.   Within a year we became involved with Grayshott Village Hall.   I am Vice Chair and responsible for maintaining/improving the audio/visual facilities.   This interest stemmed from my early working life as a recording and live sound engineer, touring with acts such as U2 and the Welsh National Opera.   Growing tired of touring I trained as a technical author and worked as a specialist contractor on fast jets for the RAF.   This led to becoming involved in Richard Noble's Thrust SSC project, which set a land speed record of 763mph.   My current area of speciality is the development of laser equipment for measuring micron sized particles in jet fuels and diesels.  I design instruments, new techniques and lecture on the subject world-wide.  I am currently a member of the Energy Institute, ASTM and BSI, sitting on various international fuel standards committees. I became a Parish councillor in 2007 and am currently Vice Chairman of the Council and the Council’s representative on the Village Hall Management Committee.  Having spent my formative years in semi-rural surroundings, I appreciate the importance of maintaining a 'village' type of environment whilst ensuring that there is a local economic vibrancy.

In 2001 my wife, Barbie McSean, and I moved to Grayshott.   Within a year we became involved with Grayshott Village Hall.   I am Vice Chair and responsible for maintaining/improving the audio/visual facilities.   This interest stemmed from my early working life as a recording and live sound engineer, touring with acts such as U2 and the Welsh National Opera.  

Growing tired of touring I trained as a technical author and worked as a specialist contractor on fast jets for the RAF.   This led to becoming involved in Richard Noble's Thrust SSC project, which set a land speed record of 763mph.  

My current area of speciality is the development of laser equipment for measuring micron sized particles in jet fuels and diesels.  I design instruments, new techniques and lecture on the subject world-wide.  I am currently a member of the Energy Institute, ASTM and BSI, sitting on various international fuel standards committees.

I became a Parish councillor in 2007 and am currently Vice Chairman of the Council and the Council’s representative on the Village Hall Management Committee.

 Having spent my formative years in semi-rural surroundings, I appreciate the importance of maintaining a 'village' type of environment whilst ensuring that there is a local economic vibrancy.

Vice Chairman
s.georgii@royalhuts.co.uk
01428 606922

Sally Campbell-Clause

I have lived in Grayshott for over 30 years, having moved from the outskirts of London to give my children a freer atmosphere in which to grow up.  They have now moved on but John, my husband, who is an architect in the village, and I continue to enjoy living in Grayshott.  I am now retired from being a solicitor and hope that I can bring to the Parish Council the experience and abilities I gained from dealing with the law, in particular health and safety issues which affect all of us one way or another.  We have seen a lot of changes to Grayshott over the years, some good and some not so welcome.  We continue to address further challenges, in particular traffic issues and planning concerns and by working for the Parish Council I hope to address these issues positively to enable Grayshott to continue to be an enjoyable place to live.

I have lived in Grayshott for over 30 years, having moved from the outskirts of London to give my children a freer atmosphere in which to grow up.  They have now moved on but John, my husband, who is an architect in the village, and I continue to enjoy living in Grayshott.  I am now retired from being a solicitor and hope that I can bring to the Parish Council the experience and abilities I gained from dealing with the law, in particular health and safety issues which affect all of us one way or another.  We have seen a lot of changes to Grayshott over the years, some good and some not so welcome.  We continue to address further challenges, in particular traffic issues and planning concerns and by working for the Parish Council I hope to address these issues positively to enable Grayshott to continue to be an enjoyable place to live.

Councillor
sallycc.gpc@gmail.com
01428 609750

Andy Hedger

I live in Grayshott with my wife Julia, and we have had three different homes across the village since 1995, a village we very much call home. Born in Guildford, and growing up in Witley, attending local schools and college I am very familiar with the local landscape and its beauty. I remain an amateur gardener, have an armchair interest in motorsports, and I may also be seen organising, and at, events in the Square. I believe that Grayshott is a vibrant and enthusiastic village that has a great deal going for it, and I believe I can continue to support this by being a Parish Councillor. I work nearby in Lower Eashing as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager and have also worked in construction and civil engineering in the USA, Kuwait, Pakistan and Croatia.

I live in Grayshott with my wife Julia, and we have had three different homes across the village since 1995, a village we very much call home.

Born in Guildford, and growing up in Witley, attending local schools and college I am very familiar with the local landscape and its beauty. I remain an amateur gardener, have an armchair interest in motorsports, and I may also be seen organising, and at, events in the Square.

I believe that Grayshott is a vibrant and enthusiastic village that has a great deal going for it, and I believe I can continue to support this by being a Parish Councillor.

I work nearby in Lower Eashing as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager and have also worked in construction and civil engineering in the USA, Kuwait, Pakistan and Croatia.

Councillor
andrew.hedger.gpc@gmail.com
01428
606133

 

Jon Jackson

I was born and brought up in Goudhurst, Kent and attended Cranbrook School prior to commencing a career in construction as a Quantity Surveyor and subsequently, Project Manager specialising in project controls.  Initially I undertook local construction in the Home Counties but most of my career has been focused on Oil and Gas projects and Defence. My youth, apart from schooling, was taken up with working on local hop farms and with Scouting; Cubs and Scouts before starting Cantium Venture Scouts as Leader. In 1980 I went overseas with my work and became Group Scout Leader 1st Oslo St Georges. My wife Cheryl and I moved to Grayshott in 2011 and have found it to be the most positive community we have had the pleasure to be part of. Cheryl has joined several local societies and associations and I will do my best to serve the community as a member of your Parish Council.  I have experience of managing complex programmes and projects which I hope will stand me in good stead for the task. My view is that communication is “key”, so if you have a relevant and constructive point to make, talk to me!

I was born and brought up in Goudhurst, Kent and attended Cranbrook School prior to commencing a career in construction as a Quantity Surveyor and subsequently, Project Manager specialising in project controls.  Initially I undertook local construction in the Home Counties but most of my career has been focused on Oil and Gas projects and Defence.

My youth, apart from schooling, was taken up with working on local hop farms and with Scouting; Cubs and Scouts before starting Cantium Venture Scouts as Leader. In 1980 I went overseas with my work and became Group Scout Leader 1st Oslo St Georges.

My wife Cheryl and I moved to Grayshott in 2011 and have found it to be the most positive community we have had the pleasure to be part of.

Cheryl has joined several local societies and associations and I will do my best to serve the community as a member of your Parish Council.  I have experience of managing complex programmes and projects which I hope will stand me in good stead for the task. My view is that communication is “key”, so if you have a relevant and constructive point to make, talk to me!

Councillor
jon.jackson.gpc@gmail.com
01428 607105

Chris Jones

Having served for 7 years with the Union-Castle Line as a Navigating Officer, in 1962 I moved into a Retailing Career, first as a trainee Area Manager in Supermarkets and Multiple Shops then helping to start Top Shop in 1964 as Merchandise Controller and then Director.   I moved on to Richard Shops, a ladies fashion chain as Deputy Managing Director and later became UK Managing Director of the luxury Shoe and Accessories retailer Bally of Switzerland.  After making Bally profitable, in the 80′s I performed a 4 year turnaround at Lillywhites – the Retail and Olympic Sports Equipment Manufacturing business before gaining further worldwide experience by joining the American Sea Containers Group to develop their Venice Simplon Orient-Express international shops and mail order operations. In the ’90′s I joined the family Management Consultancy and worked for retailers in the UK, USA, Canada, EEC and Japan before joining a local departmental store as a “retirement” occupation in 2001.

Having served for 7 years with the Union-Castle Line as a Navigating Officer, in 1962 I moved into a Retailing Career, first as a trainee Area Manager in Supermarkets and Multiple Shops then helping to start Top Shop in 1964 as Merchandise Controller and then Director.   I moved on to Richard Shops, a ladies fashion chain as Deputy Managing Director and later became UK Managing Director of the luxury Shoe and Accessories retailer Bally of Switzerland.  After making Bally profitable, in the 80′s I performed a 4 year turnaround at Lillywhites – the Retail and Olympic Sports Equipment Manufacturing business before gaining further worldwide experience by joining the American Sea Containers Group to develop their Venice Simplon Orient-Express international shops and mail order operations.

In the ’90′s I joined the family Management Consultancy and worked for retailers in the UK, USA, Canada, EEC and Japan before joining a local departmental store as a “retirement” occupation in 2001.

Councillor
chrisjones234@hotmail.com
01428 604449

Richard Lyon

Originating from the West Midlands, I have worked in Banking, Finance and Technology industries in various parts of the UK and abroad. My wife Penny and I settled in Grayshott in early 2008 and enjoy life here, the diversity of facilities, the community and the wonderful countryside around the village. Having recently retired from large corporate life, I currently help guide several small businesses through the commercial challenges faced by business today. I also enjoy being a volunteer driver for Grayshott Community Care and encourage all those in the village that need a little help from time to time with transport to hospital or other appointments to make use of this excellent local service. As a recently co-opted Parish Councillor, I am keen to ensure that Grayshott is a village which has the facilities and services which satisfy the needs of all that live here. As our community evolves, I believe it is important that change occurs in a sensitive and considered manner and, importantly, that we seek to preserve and enhance wherever possible the quality of services and life for all Grayshott residents.

Originating from the West Midlands, I have worked in Banking, Finance and Technology industries in various parts of the UK and abroad. My wife Penny and I settled in Grayshott in early 2008 and enjoy life here, the diversity of facilities, the community and the wonderful countryside around the village.

Having recently retired from large corporate life, I currently help guide several small businesses through the commercial challenges faced by business today. I also enjoy being a volunteer driver for Grayshott Community Care and encourage all those in the village that need a little help from time to time with transport to hospital or other appointments to make use of this excellent local service.

As a recently co-opted Parish Councillor, I am keen to ensure that Grayshott is a village which has the facilities and services which satisfy the needs of all that live here. As our community evolves, I believe it is important that change occurs in a sensitive and considered manner and, importantly, that we seek to preserve and enhance wherever possible the quality of services and life for all Grayshott residents.

Councillor
richard.lyon.gpc@gmail.com
01428 605154

Ann Myers

I was co-opted onto Grayshott Parish Council in 2001 so have now been a councillor for 16 years.  I am lead councillor for Recreation & Amenities and sit on the Planning and Conservation committee.   I also represent the Parish Council on the Grayshott Heritage Committee. I have lived and worked in Grayshott most of my life, though I am now retired. I feel privileged to be able to represent the community of Grayshott as a Parish Councillor and hope to continue in the future

I was co-opted onto Grayshott Parish Council in 2001 so have now been a councillor for 16 years.  I am lead councillor for Recreation & Amenities and sit on the Planning and Conservation committee.   I also represent the Parish Council on the Grayshott Heritage Committee.

I have lived and worked in Grayshott most of my life, though I am now retired.

I feel privileged to be able to represent the community of Grayshott as a Parish Councillor and hope to continue in the future

Councillor
annmyers48@hotmail.com
01428 604665

 

David Zack

I am originally from the USA and have spent much of my life in Texas. I am proud to be a dual citizen of both the UK and USA. My family and I moved to Grayshott in 2007. We have also lived in Scotland and Switzerland. I work in technology and have experience at both Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, with extensive background in software, mobile devices and business operations.  I currently work at Oxford University Press where I manage technology for Academic Dictionaries. Pam and I have been married since 1994 and have two teenage boys that attend Woolmer Hill. I enjoy volunteering with various local sports teams and still enjoy participating in sports whenever possible.  My family and I are proud to be part of the Grayshott community and enjoy life in the village – it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

I am originally from the USA and have spent much of my life in Texas. I am proud to be a dual citizen of both the UK and USA. My family and I moved to Grayshott in 2007. We have also lived in Scotland and Switzerland.

I work in technology and have experience at both Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, with extensive background in software, mobile devices and business operations.  I currently work at Oxford University Press where I manage technology for Academic Dictionaries.

Pam and I have been married since 1994 and have two teenage boys that attend Woolmer Hill. I enjoy volunteering with various local sports teams and still enjoy participating in sports whenever possible.  My family and I are proud to be part of the Grayshott community and enjoy life in the village – it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Councillor
david.zack.gpc@gmail.com
01428 608198

Laura Musco

Prior to having our two children I was secretary to directors at the Dept. of the Environment (DW Air) and Philips Research Laboratories.  At the DoE the director was responsible for all RAF and USAF airfields and at the latter it was the time when CDs were coming onto the market, and Ceefax services improved – it was only 35 years ago!   Wanting more flexibility in my working hours, to fit family life, I became secretary/treasurer at Chiddingfold Ex-Servicemens’ Club where I had the added benefit of people like Genesis and Eric Clapton rehearsing there.   I then worked for a stock taker to the licensing industry and came to Grayshott Parish Council from there in 2010. I’ve been involved with Grayshott Stagers since 1999, and am dram generally for many years prior to that.   I play piano, although I sadly had to give up my Dad’s baby grand piano when we moved house recently, and used to play ‘cello. Although I’m trained as a secretary please don’t think a parish clerk is just that.  It’s like typists saying they were secretaries many years ago!  There are those of us who think our job title is a misnomer. Need new bio....

Prior to having our two children I was secretary to directors at the Dept. of the Environment (DW Air) and Philips Research Laboratories.  At the DoE the director was responsible for all RAF and USAF airfields and at the latter it was the time when CDs were coming onto the market, and Ceefax services improved – it was only 35 years ago!   Wanting more flexibility in my working hours, to fit family life, I became secretary/treasurer at Chiddingfold Ex-Servicemens’ Club where I had the added benefit of people like Genesis and Eric Clapton rehearsing there.   I then worked for a stock taker to the licensing industry and came to Grayshott Parish Council from there in 2010.

I’ve been involved with Grayshott Stagers since 1999, and am dram generally for many years prior to that.   I play piano, although I sadly had to give up my Dad’s baby grand piano when we moved house recently, and used to play ‘cello.

Although I’m trained as a secretary please don’t think a parish clerk is just that.  It’s like typists saying they were secretaries many years ago!  There are those of us who think our job title is a misnomer.

Need new bio....

Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
grayshottpc@btconnect.com
01428 606510

Katie Weir

My family and I moved to Grayshott in 2006.  Before then we lived in Richmond and London.  After university I spent 13 years at Accenture.  Although my career was in the private sector, as a management consultant my clients were largely in the public sector.  I spent time at Department of Social Security, Health and I spent 18 months on a secondment to The Treasury.  So having worked in the top tier of Government I am now working at the most local level.  After consulting and before we moved to Grayshott I spent a number of years working at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity mainly on corporate fundraising and grants. I thoroughly enjoy being involved in the community that I live in and the challenges it brings.  I’ve been assistant clerk since 2010.  Every week is different and the mix of people and opinions makes working here stimulating.       My interests are cooking, walking, tennis and skiing.

My family and I moved to Grayshott in 2006.  Before then we lived in Richmond and London.  After university I spent 13 years at Accenture.  Although my career was in the private sector, as a management consultant my clients were largely in the public sector.  I spent time at Department of Social Security, Health and I spent 18 months on a secondment to The Treasury.  So having worked in the top tier of Government I am now working at the most local level. 

After consulting and before we moved to Grayshott I spent a number of years working at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity mainly on corporate fundraising and grants.

I thoroughly enjoy being involved in the community that I live in and the challenges it brings.  I’ve been assistant clerk since 2010.  Every week is different and the mix of people and opinions makes working here stimulating.    

 

My interests are cooking, walking, tennis and skiing.

Parish Council Assistant Clerk
grayshottaclerk@btconnect.com
01428 606510

 

OTHER LOCAL AUTHORITIES

The three tiers of Government for Grayshott are

  1. Hampshire County Council
  2. East Hampshire District Council
  3. Grayshott Parish Council

Hampshire County Council (HCC) is responsible for education, fire, highways - including on-street parking, traffic management, street lighting, - libraries, recreation, arts and museums.  Hampshire County Council also represents the interests of Hampshire's residents to the Hampshire Police and Crime commissioner.  Grayshott’s county councillor is Cllr Floss Mitchell

East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) is responsible for collection of council tax and business rates, recycling and waste (collecting bins), planning, environmental health, cutting grass verges, housing, public toilets and car parks. Grayshott’s district councillor is Cllr Ferris Cowper.

Hampshire County Council

Includes leisure, tourist, public service, community and business information plus regional search engine.

0300 555 1375

East Hampshire District Council

Official council pages provide sections which include community matters, services, democracy, business and tourism.

01730 266551

Highways England

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0300 123 5000

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