Chairman: Rob Mills
Rob was born in Sussex and has lived in the county most of his life, moving to the Parish in 1991. He has served as a parish councillor from early 1990’s to date.
Rob chairs Trustees of Westmeston Jubilee Pathway Trust and Westmeston Parish Hall. he is also joint Chairman of the Beacon Traffic Group. Rob is responsible for Highways and road safety matters and works with neighbouring parishes on matters of concern and is involved in the Neighbourhood Plan. He is a conservationist believing in the need for compatible progress. Rob enjoys motorsport in most of its forms, walking and country pursuits.
Councillor: Clare Farrands
Clare has lived in the parish since 1990, and has been a parish councillor for much of that time. She strongly believes in local democracy and hopes that her professional skills as a Royal Institute Town Planner can be of assistance to the community of Westmeston.
Councillor & Vice Chairman: Cathy Mills
Cathy has responsibility for the maintenance of Church Corner, Footpaths and Bridleways and the website and Facebook page. She runs a specialist recruitment business and in her spare time enjoys gardening, cooking, entertaining, motor sport, spending time with family and walking. She is also a Trustee/Treasurer of Westmeston Parish Hall and a member of the Beacon Traffic Group and organises the Westmeston Litter Pick group.
Councillor: Mark Clark
As well as being an active parish councillor Mark is involved in voluntary work for charities both locally and overseas. He is married and lives with his wife in Ditchling and continues to exercise his passion for cycling, writing and international travel. Mark is an active member of our planning committee and the Emergency & Resilience team.
Councillor: Kendal Golding
Kendal was born and raised in Brighton so is a true Brightonian. She and her husband Dean, moved to Westmeston in October 2010. Over the past 2 years they have carried out extensive building and landscaping to their home, which has given her a wealth of knowledge in plumbing, electrics and building works, planning and building regulations, keeping her extremely busy, throughout this period she has somehow managed to stay ‘sane’
Despite having spent a great deal of time over the years trying to become a “lady of leisure” there is still unfortunately, no sign of this happening!
In her ‘spare ‘ time she enjoys a variety of sports and hobbies and being taken for long and quite often muddy walks by her 2 rather excitable dogs, Ollie and Sadie
Councillor: Tessa Haughton
Tessa's family have lived in Streat and Westmeston since the 1930s. She moved to the village from London and East Chiltington in 2005 to the family home. Tessa retired at the end of 2016 having worked for the last 36 years for a consulting company in London. Her husband, Michael, runs his business from home. She enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and fly fishing. She is a Trustee/Hon Secretary of Westmeston Parish Hall and Churchwarden of The Beacon Parish.
Councillor: Vincent Tickner
Vincent has been in Westmeston since 1992, now in semi-retirement he was a free-lance consultant in agricultural marketing in Africa and Asia for 35 years. He has been active in the Westmeston, Streat and East Chiltington Local History Society (Westreach). He enjoys walking and is currently walking round the coast of Britain with friends (in manageable stretches). He is looking forward to bringing his skills to assist the parish. He is our Environment and Tree Warden representative and will participate in the Lewes District Association of Local Councils meetings. Vincent was nominated as a Labour Party candidate in the uncontested election for Westmeston.(May 2015)
Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Born in Rustington, Nick spent his early years in Bognor Regis until his father, who was a Police Officer, was transferred & the family moved to Littlehampton, where he lived for over fifty years. He started his working life as a Graduate Cost & Programme Administrator on a Torpedo Project & then spent some twenty-five years in the Pensions sector, principally administering final salary occupational pension schemes.
Nick's main pastime is golf & he plays at Littlehampton Golf Club, becoming Club Captain & Chairman in 2003, when he was also elected to Littlehampton Town Council. He served for eight years, including chairing Planning & Transportation for four years & becoming Deputy Mayor in 2010. He has a keen interest in buildings, the coast & countryside & is Treasurer for Arun District Council's Conservation Area Advisory Forum. He was a District Councillor for four years, serving on Arun’s Development Control Committee & as Vice-Chair on the Governance Committee.
He has worked for small parishes as Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) prior to becoming Assistant Clerk at Lancing Parish Council in 2018, where he extended his clerking knowledge considerably. He became Clerk & RFO at Westmeston Parish Council on 1st September 2019 with the intention of using his acquired skills & experience so as to benefit this lovely village & its’ residents.
Submitted to LDC following the election. May 2019