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Little Chalfont Parish Council

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Parish Councillors


Ian Griffiths, chairman (Independent)

Ian joined the parish council in 2015 and was elected vice chairman of the parish council in May 2016. He also serves on the Westwood Park working party, the planning committee, the establishment committee and the community library liaison committee. Ian is a retired pharmacist and has lived in Little Chalfont for 35 years. He is married and has two children and three grandchildren. Both of his daughters went to school in the village at primary and secondary levels. Ian enjoys living here and his hobbies include playing bridge and watching sports. He appreciates all that that the parish council has done to improve things for our community. He will endeavour to use his business and voluntary sector experience to ensure that Little Chalfont continues to be a pleasant place to live for all its residents.

E-mail: Councillor Griffiths

David Rafferty, vice chairman, (Liberal Democrat)

David joined the council in 2011. As well as his role as vice chairman of the planning committee he also serves on the village hall committee, the Westwood Park working party, and the Remembrance Service working party. He has lived in Little Chalfont with his wife and son since 1999 and prior to that lived in Amersham from 1977. He was a member of Amersham Town Council from 1995 until 2007. David worked at GE Healthcare from 1974 until 2008, when he took early retirement. David is a member of St Michael's Church Amersham on the Hill and also attends Little Chalfont Methodist Church. His main hobby is cycling.

E-mail: Councillor Rafferty

Brian Drew (Independent)

Brian joined the parish council at its beginning in 2007 and was chairman from November 2009 until May 2016. He is a member of the planning committee and chairman of the working party for planning the new community centre. He is a retired optician who has lived in Little Chalfont for over 35 years and is married, with two children and five grandchildren. Brian was chairman of the Little Chalfont Revitalisation Group and secretary of the Little Chalfont Village Society (forerunner of the present Little Chalfont Community Association (LCCA)) for several years. He created and maintains the LCCA's website. He is a member, and current president, of Amersham Bowls Club.

E-mail: Councillor Drew

Janet Walford OBE (Independent)

Janet joined the parish council in November 2012. She is also a member of the planning committee, the working party involved in the planning of a community centre, and is a member of the nature park management committee. She has lived in Little Chalfont since 1985, and before that in Amersham on the Hill for seven years. She has been married to John Harrison since 1975. Janet retired in March 2012 after 33 years as a personal finance journalist with the Financial Times Group in London. Janet was appointed OBE for services to financial journalism and the financial services industry in 2007. Janet also produces and edits the twice-yearly parish council newsletter, and produces copy for the parish council for the monthly Your Amersham publication. She loves living in Little Chalfont, and is especially interested in the environment, both built and rural. She has held a solo glider pilot's licence since 1968.

E-mail: Councillor Walford


Chris Ingham, CMG (Independent)

Chris rejoined the parish council in 2015, having been one of the founder members from 2007-2011. He is a member of the planning committee and the joint Little Chalfont Community Association and parish council coordination group, established to monitor and respond to the district council's emerging local plan. Chris is retired from the diplomatic service. He and his family have been based in Little Chalfont since 1978 and love the area. Chris wants to protect the green belt around our village and see sustainable development on brownfield sites. His hobbies are hill walking and choral singing, both of which he enjoys locally.

E-mail: Councillor Ingham

Michael Parker, chairman, planning committee (Independent)

Michael joined the parish council in 2011. As well as his role as chairman of the planning committee he also serves on the establishment committee. He is a member of the joint Little Chalfont Community Association and parish council coordination group, established to monitor and respond to the district council's emerging local plan. He is a retired consulting actuary who has lived in the village since 1977. Michael is married with three sons, one of whom also lives in the village. He particularly wants to help Little Chalfont retain its village atmosphere and has led the parish council's initiative to revise parking restrictions throughout the village and reduce the incidence of anti-social parking. Michael is a keen theatre-goer, a member of a local reading group and, for his sins, a long-suffering supporter of Sunderland AFC.

E-mail: Councillor Parker

Vinny Patel (Independent)

Vinny joined the parish council in November 2010. He serves on the planning committee, the GE Healthcare liaison group and the Chiltern & South Bucks Community Partnership. He lives and works in Little Chalfont, running the local newsagents in Elizabeth Avenue. Vinny is the past chairman of the Neighbourhood Action Group (covering Little Chalfont, Amersham and Chenies) and was involved in the original discussions with Thames Valley Police, Chiltern District Council, the parish council, Little Chalfont Community Association and several individuals in setting up the youth club to help young people in the village.

E-mail: Councillor Patel


David Alexander

David Alexander joined the parish council in February 2018. He has lived in Little Chalfont since 2016. He is currently part of the team working on creating a Street Association in Little Chalfont, which promotes a community spirit and encourages neighbours to keep an eye on the old and infirm in their own street. He also serves on the parish council planning committee.
David continues to work as a commercial business consultant but his career, over 35 years, was in the food industry as a global buyer, sourcing fruit and vegetables.
He is married with four children and six grandchildren. One of his daughters and her family also lives in the village; her two children go to the local primary school. His interests are golf, gym, gardening and grandchildren.

E-mail: Councillor Alexander




Mike Crowe

Mike joined the parish council in February 2018 and also serves on the planning committee. He was previously co-opted onto the Westwood Park working party by the parish council and became more involved with the parish councill through this work. Mike has lived in Little Chalfont since 1955. He has worked in telecommunications all his life, firstly for Post Office Telephones and then BT for 31 years before joining Cable & Wireless in 1999. He then worked on MOD telecom/IT projects throughout England, Scotland & Wales before his retirement. Mike is married with four children, all of whom went to schools in Little Chalfont, Amersham and Chesham.
In the 62 years that Mike has lived in Little Chalfont he has seen a lot of changes in the village and the surrounding areas. He has a deep interest in the history of the area and has an interest in the local historical events that shaped big national events in the nation's history. Mike's hobbies are music, dancing, computer technology, country walking and DIY.

E-mail: Councillor Crowe




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