Bishopstoke Parish Council is currently made up of 14 Councillors. There are 4 from Bishopstoke North-West, 4 from Bishopstoke Central, and 6 from Bishopstoke East. At the next Parish elections in 2020 the Parish will be re-arranged to have 3 Councillors in each of 5 areas across the Parish, giving 15 Councillors in total.
Sue has lived in Bishopstoke all her life. She was elected to the Parish Council in November 2002 and is the current Parish Chair.
She is actively involved in the local community as Chair of Age Concern Bishopstoke.
Sue is on the Planning, Buildings and Finance & General Purposes Committees. She is currently part of the Cemetery Working Group and the Travel Token Working Group. She is also the lead Councillor for the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. As Chair, she is also part of the Human Resources Working Group, is a Bishopstoke representative to the Eastleigh District Association of Local Councils, and is part of the Parish Council / Borough Liaison Group. In addition she helps run the Bishopstoke Memorial Hall and sits on it's Management Committee.
Geoff was re-elected to the Parish Council in June 2017 following the resignation of Cllr Chaffey. Geoff had previously served as a Councillor for a number of years and was Chair of the Carnival Working Group - a role he still holds. Geoff is the Vice Chair of the Council for 2019-20 and is also on the Buildings Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee. He is also one of the Parish representatives to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, is part of the Human Resources Working Group and also the Liaison Group with the Borough Council.
Geoff's other passion in life is steam trains, and he can often be found at weekends working on the Bluebell line.
Peter lives in Bishopstoke with his wife Helen and his daughter Grace. He is one of 5 generations of the same family who have lived in Bishopstoke and is keen to see the village thrive.
He believes Bishopstoke is placed in a fantastic position with some beautiful countryside and excellent links to transport networks. He also believes the people make Bishopstoke what it is and there are so many excellent community groups and individuals promoting and supporting the village.
Peter is on the Planning Committee and is also part of the Carnival Working Group and the Cemetery Working Group.
Andrew is one of the newly elected Parish Councillors from the 2016 elections. He can often be seen walking round the Parish looking for ways it can be improved. He has a particular interest in litter and housing association issues.
Anne was newly elected in 2016. She is on the Buildings Committee, Planning Committee and the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She is also part of the Cemetery Working Group, Travel Token Working Group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Additionally she is the Parish Council's representative to the Bishopstoke Memorial Hall and is one of the representatives to the CPRE.
Johanna was newly elected in 2016 and sits on the Planning Committee. She is also part of the Communications & Engagement Working Group. She is particularly concerned with the state of some of the grass verges around the Parish.
Chris was newly elected to the Parish Council in 2016. He is on the Buildings Committee and the Planning Committee. He is also part of the Standing Orders Working Group.
"I’m married to Lindsey and we have two children aged 17 and 20. We have lived in the parish for approaching 7 years; my mother, both of my brother in laws and sisters, and their families, also live in the parish.
I am employed as a programme manager for a national TV & Radio Broadcasting company, based in Winchester. Lindsey is a teacher with over 20 years experience teaching in the local area. Our daughter is studying for her nursing degree at Surrey University and our son is in 6th form at BP college in Eastleigh.
Having carried out the role of Hampshire County Councillor in Eastleigh, I hope to bring some useful experience to the role of Parish Councillor. It is a real privilege to have been elected as one of your councillors and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this local community."
Trevor has lived in Bishopstoke all his life; first with his family in Harvey Road and now along Olympic Way. He has been on the Parish Council from its start in 1996 and also on the Parish Forum before that. Trevor is also a Parish Councillor of Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council and served as a Borough Councillor from 1988 to 2018.
Lou has always been passionate about her home village, a place made special by both the local people and outstanding countryside. She was fortunate to grow up in Bishopstoke with a family very active in village life. Over the last 40 years she has seen it change, but the specialness has remained.
Lou cares deeply about what happens to Bishopstoke. Wishing to ensure that the River Itchen, ancient forest and woodland are protected for future generations she decided in early 2016 she should give something back by standing for the parish council. She was fortunate to be successfully elected in May 2016 as an independent candidate, free from party politics.
Lou has worked for many years within the public sector specialising in policy and strategy. In 2015 she received a distinction in her Master of Public Administration post-graduate degree. With a keen eye for governance and accountability she is looking forward to making the Parish Council more transparent and accessible to local people.
She sits on the Finance & General Purposes Committee and is part of the Cemetery Working Group, the Standing Orders Working Group and the Travel Token Working Group.
Lou was elected to the Borough Council in 2018.
Angie grew up in nearby Eastleigh and moved to Bishopstoke with her young family more than 20 years ago. She joined the parish Council in 2002.
She has always believed in being involved in the community and giving something back. For this reason, when her children were young she helped with Guides, Girls and Boys Club and also at the school.
Mike is married with one daughter who is studying medicine at Imperial college and due to qualify in April 2018. His wife works with at Stoke Park infants with children who have speech and language difficulties.
The family has lived in Bishopstoke since 1994 after moving from Winchester. He loves the area and on moving here he and has family were struck with how friendly everyone was and how kind his new neighbours were.
He is Chair of the 12th Eastleigh (Bishopstoke) Scouts, a Wyvern School Governor and Chair of the Personnel Committee of the governing body, a trustee of the Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign and a Street Pastor. He is also a Hampshire County Councillor.
Mike is on the Finance & General Purposes Committee and is also part of the Travel Token Working Group and the Standing Orders Working Group. Additionally Mike is the Parish Council representative to both the Bishopstoke Community Association and the Road Safety, Highways and Passenger Transport Forum.
Gin was newly elected to the Parish Council in 2016 and the Borough Council in 2018. She is on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She is also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. In addition she is one of the parish representatives to the Campaign for Rural England.
"Originally from Warwickshire, I moved to Edward Avenue in 1993, moving around the corner to Stoke Common Road in 2011. I am a member of Stoke Residents Association. I work in Chandlers Ford as a Sustainability Specialist for a major retail chain. I have a strong interest in the environment.
I am chair of Solent Running Sisters, a local women's running club, and particularly enjoy coaching beginners. I am a very slow runner myself - and I love exploring the local trails on foot and on my mountain bike, I cycle to work most days."
Anne was elected to the Parish Council when it was formed in 1996. She is Chair of the Buildings Committee and is on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She is also part of the Carnival Working Group, the Communications & Engagement Working Group, the Cemetery Working Group and the Standing Orders Working Group. In addition she is the Parish representative for local charities and represents the Parish at the Eastleigh District Association of Local Councils. She is also a member of both the Bishopstoke Memorial Hall and the Bishopstoke Community Association.
Anne has also been a Borough Councillor and believes in being involved with her community. She has lived in Bishopstoke for more than 20 years and thinks the village has an enviable position being so close to Eastleigh and the easy access from there to many other places, and also such easy access to a variety of countryside with the woods, trees and meadows.