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Mike Crowe
Chairman

(Independent)

Mike joined the parish council in February 2018. As well as being vice chairman of the parish council, he is also a member of the planning committee. Before joining the parish council, he was co-opted onto the Westwood Park working party and became more involved with the parish council 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. Mike's hobbies are music, dancing, computer technology, country walking and DIY.
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.

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Vinny Patel
Vice chairman

(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. Vinny lived and worked in Little Chalfont for many years, running the local newsagent in Elizabeth Avenue until moving to Brent in 2020.
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.
Vinny retains an active engagement with the village and its residents.

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Chris Ingham CMG Chairman, planning committee

(Independent)

Chris rejoined the parish council in 2015, having been one of the founder members from 2007-2011. He is chairman of the planning committee and a member of the joint Little Chalfont Community Association and parish council coordination group, established to monitor and respond to emerging local development plans.
Chris is retired from the diplomatic service. His hobbies are hill walking and choral singing, both of which he enjoys locally. 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.

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Brian Gallagher

(Liberal Democrat)

Brian joined the parish council in May 2021. He is also a member of the planning committee. He has lived in Little Chalfont since May 1995 with wife Sarah and their four children who are all now grown up. They have been very happy in Little Chalfont and when Brian was asked to consider putting his name forward for the parish council his reaction was that, as Little Chalfont had been good to him, he should take the opportunity to serve the community.
Brian practised at the Bar for over 30 years. He maintains an active interest in his family's businesses. They are principally builders and providers of plant and equipment to the construction industry.
His interests revolve around history and politics. He is a member of St Aidan's Catholic Church and currently serves on its parish pastoral council.
He is keen to encourage as many of his fellow residents to participate in the life of the village as possible.

  • Member - Community Building working party
  • Member - Remembrance Day working party
  • Member - Economic Regeneration and Recovery board
  • Register of Interests
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Novia Henry Ames

(Independent)

Novia joined the parish council in May 2021. She is also a member of the planning committee. She has lived in Little Chalfont for almost 10 years, previously having lived in Great Missenden and London. She is married and has two young children, one of whom attended a local primary school.
Novia has a keen interest in education and youth. This has led to her volunteering with diverse groups of young people where she has helped to mentor them and increase their confidence. Volunteering has been her passion for the past 16 years, including being a hospital radio presenter at the former Radio Northwick Park.
Novia comes from a diverse background having worked in the airline industry, library services and education. She was also previously active as the women's and public relations officer within her student union along with being a college governor. Novia is currently a maths and English tutor and an avid reader of non-fiction. She enjoys playing tennis and writes in her spare time.

  • Member - Village Hall management working party
  • Little Chalfont Community Library liaison
  • Register of Interests
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Chris Holmes
Vice chairman, planning committee

(Independent)

Chris joined the parish council in 2021. He is also a member of the planning committee.
Having first moved to Hyde Heath in the late 1980s, he moved away with his job in 1990 but returned nine years later and has lived in Little Chalfont since with his wife and now grown-up three children. Chris has spent a 40-year career in the international oil and gas industry from which retirement is imminent.
As a keen sportsman, Chris has been a member of various local sports clubs but the advance of time has restricted his sporting activities to golf and walking although he maintains a keen interest in rugby union and football.

  • Member - Westwood Park working party
  • Little Chalfont Community Association liaison
  • Register of Interests
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David Nussbaum

(Independent)

David joined the parish council in May 2021. He is also a member of the planning committee. He and his family moved to Little Chalfont in 1991 when he took up a job with a European manufacturing group based in Amersham. Some years later he moved into the charity sector, while continuing to undertake some commercial non-executive roles.
David and his wife have four children, one of whom now also lives in the village. David appreciates the commercial and other amenities of Little Chalfont, as well as the natural world around the village, and enjoys walking (when it's not raining!) around the many footpaths in the vicinity.

  • Member - Village Hall management working party
  • Little Chalfont Community Association liaison
  • Register of Interests
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Douglas Silverstone

(Green Party)

Doug Joined the parish council in May 2021, because he wanted to make a difference to the local community. He is also a member of the planning committee.
Doug feels strongly that Little Chalfont is an environmentally sensitive area and that we are lucky to have such beautiful surroundings. At every level he feels we can make a difference to the climate emergency that we all face together. He is passionate about equality, green issues and ensuring fairness for all. He has founded community orchards, and run local community events.
Professionally, he is the chief data officer for the Money Advice and Pensions Service, and has a background in the housing and advice sector. He has dyslexia and aphantasia, and is a trustee of AbilityNet, a national disability charity.

  • Member - Community Building working party
  • Member - Nature Park management group
  • Member - Environment and Climate Change board
  • Register of Interests
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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 the new village community centre, and is chairman of the nature park management group. Janet also produces and edits the twice-yearly parish council newsletter, and produces articles for the parish council for the three monthly free publications that circulate in Little Chalfont and for the twice yearly Little Chalfont Community Association newsletter..
She has lived in Little Chalfont since 1985, and has been married to John Harrison since 1975. Janet retired after 34 years as a personal finance journalist and editor with the Financial Times Group in London. A pioneer in her field, Janet was appointed OBE for services to financial journalism and the financial services industry in 2007. Her first novel was published in January 2020. She has held a solo glider pilot's licence since 1968.
She loves living in Little Chalfont, and is especially interested in the environment, both built and rural.

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