Alison Melvin

Alison Melvin

Chair

Alison lives in Frith End and has been a Councillor since 2018. She’s passionate about supporting the community across the parish and ensuring community assets are well managed. A keen gardener and environmentalist, she has particular interest in the ways in which the natural environment benefits human wellbeing. Alison is a founder of Binsted Eco Network.

Responsibilities:

  • Chair of Finance and Governance Committee
  • Chair of Binsted Recreation Working Group
  • Lead for Blacknest Fields projects
  • Local contact point for Frith End

Email: a.melvin@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Councillor Graham Jones

Graham Jones

Councillor

Graham moved to Binsted in 2019. He’s married, with 3 children and a grand daughter. Recently retired from 45 years in the IT industry, Graham is a keen on golf, gardening and ‘DIY’ (albeit not an expert at any!) Graham joined the council in June 2022. After spending so much time in industry, Graham now wants to see where he can help more with local issues and contribute to the local community.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Binsted village
  • Binsted Rec Users’ Group
  • Fete & Wickham Institute liaison.

Email: g.jones@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Councillor Pip Eldridge

Pip Eldridge

Cllr Pip Eldridge – has lived in Binsted for 10 years and has two children who have grown up here and attended Binsted School, where she served as a governor until very recently.

Pip works in film, broadcast and media with a focus on their benefits for education, inclusion and democratic engagement.

She is also a keen walker, gardener and environmentalist.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Binsted village
  • Member of Local Plan Working Group
  • Communications and Social Media

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Councillor Jenney de Sousa

Jenney de Sousa

Jenney and her family live in Binsted village.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Binsted village
  • Member of Local Plan Working Group
  • Communications and Social Media

Email: j.sousa@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Councillor Geoff Clarke

Geoff Clarke

Geoff and his wife live in Binsted village. Geoff is one of our Allotmenteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Binsted village
  • Member of Finance and Governance Committee
  • Member of Holt Pound Oval Working Group

Email: g.clarke@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Councillor Dominic Hearne

Dominic Hearne

Dominic and his family live in Blacknest.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Blacknest
  • Member of Transport Working Group
  • Member of Holt Pound Oval Working Group

Email: d.hearne@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Councillor Jason Lock

Jason Lock

Jason Lock

Jason joined the council in May 2023. He has lived in Binsted village for seven years and has a farming background. He enjoys local cricket.

Responsibilities:

  • Local contact point for Binsted village
  • Member of Holt Pound Oval Working Group

Email: jason@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

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Parish Council Staff

Mike Mordecai

Parish Clerk 

Mike joined as our Parish Clerk in June 2023 and works at Binsted Pavilion Monday – Friday.

He and his family live in Alton. Mike brings considerable experience from a background in local government.

Tel: 07483310631

Email: clerk@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk

Sally Laker

Sally Laker

Sally Laker

Responsible Finance Officer

Sally has been our Responsible Finance Officer since September 2022. She is a qualified accountant  and brings a wealth of financial experience, including senior commercial roles and teaching accountancy courses.

Sally lives in Headley and enjoys walking her dogs in this beautiful local area.