Ian is a Chartered Surveyor with a background in Rural Estate Management, Planning and Architecture.
Ian lives in Fairfield Green (No.40) with his wife: Rebecca; Daughter: Emily and their lunatic dog; Skye.
Aside from chairing Parish Council Ian is also an assistant unit leader at 1st Hemyock Scouts, and has lived and worked in Churchinford and the Blackdown Hills area for around 20 years. His personal interests lie in entrepreneurship, rural pursuits, cycling, wild camping, extreme sports and technology...
Andrew (known to most as "Carrot") is the son of a local farmer and grew up at Trent's farm in Churchinford.
Carrot spent much of his youth travelling as an environmental activist. Now he lives with Scruffy (his dog) in a converted barn back at the family farm and is the co-owner in a local oak frame manufacturing company (OAF).
Carrot's working life has given him some unique experiences and so he has a broad perspective on the world and maintains a strong position for the needs of future generations in the parish!
Julie is the council's sole employee and is our Proper Officer & Responsible Financial Officer. Although relatively new to the role of Parish Clerk, Julie has a great 'can do attitude' and is more than happy to assist with any council related matters.
Julie's role is part time and so we are extremely grateful for her organisational skills and pragmatic approach to getting the job done (which is not easy with such a tight budget and limited resources!)