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Phillip Humphries

Phillip Humphries

Hi, I am Phill Humphries. I was elected as one of the two town councillors for the Rother ward in May 2015 as a green candidate.

Why Green?  Well like a lot of people I am fed up with the whole Punch and Judy of politics and in particular the short term and parochial thinking which ignores global issues of justice and sustainability.  These are big themes which are hard to translate into the town council!

When not on the council I am a trainer, an actor, a retired IT Director and once upon a time a chemist.

Positions held

I currently serve on the Finance and General Purposes, Halls and Town Development committees in addition to the Planning committee and Full Council which all councillors attend.  In addition, I am also the council’s representative on the board of the Petersfield Open Air Heated Swimming pool.

Council work
The town council prides itself on being predominantly apolitical, albeit we are mainly sponsored by our respective political parties.  The main thrust of our work is to care for the assets of the town and ensure that the precept is spent wisely and fairly.

There have been a few opportunities however for me to put an explicitly green perspective notably in provision of solar panels on the Avenue Pavilion, in input to major planning applications to challenge the shortfall in environmental considerations and in support for initiatives such as the iTree survey.  As a member of the Town Development Committee I have done a lot of work to bring forward the Infrastructure Development Plan (IDP) for the town.  In doing this I have been clear that a long wish list achieves little so have concentrated on ensuring we have a clear, well-articulated and prioritised list of priorities.  This means we are now able to focus on a handful of projects with a realistic prospect of achieving them.  These include improved cycle ways and improving the town centre and the square.

Aims

I have two significant aims for the next two years which are firstly to make some progress toward a renewal of the Festival Hall both physically and culturally with a breadth of appeal across the town; secondly to see delivery of projects from the IDP come on stream.

I look forward to the balance of my term working with fellow councillors to wrangle with the day to day issues that the town faces.  We, indeed I, will not always be popular with everyone all the time but I promise always to take a rational balanced approach with a view to long term sustainability as my guide.
 

 

Peter Bisset

Convenor - Peter Bisset

Peter Bisset has lived in Petersfield since 1984 and both his children went to Herne Junior School, The Petersfield School and then Alton College. He has been a school governor at Herne for 18 years and is a scout leader at 1st Petersfield . He is chairman of the Portsmouth Canoe Club and a member of several local mountain bike groups. Also a trustee of the Petersfield Society, and a member of the Langstone Harbour Advisory Board, and  the Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham Water Safety Forum. He became active in the Green Party after seeing his grown up sons become totally cynical about politics and the lack of anything positive to vote for.

'It is time to stand up for what I value'