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Vinny Patel


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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Brian Gallagher
Vice chairman

(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.

  • Chairman - Village hall working party
  • Member - Community Building working party
  • Member - Remembrance Day working party
  • Member - Economic Regeneration and Recovery board
  • Register of Interests
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Chris Holmes
Chairman, planning committee


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
Vice chairman, planning committee


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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Novia Henry Ames


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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Janet Walford OBE


Janet joined the parish council in November 2012. She is also a member of the planning committee and the working party involved in the planning of the new village community centre.
Janet also produces and edits the twice-yearly parish council newsletter, and produces articles for the parish council for the four free publications that circulate in Little Chalfont, plus 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, she 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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Victor Davies


After a career in senior positions within the media and the marketing communication sectors, including as a broad director of a major media agency, and serving on several industry and government committees, he launched his own research company, specialising in new digital technologies.
He ran research projects in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East for a variety of clients, including the European Commission. For five years he was a board member of an alcohol and drug dependency charity, advising on communication and fund raising.
Vic has spent the past two decades as a university lecturer, teaching marketing and communications. As a keen walker he is particularly interested in maintaining and improving the local communities' access to the surrounding countryside and improving the facilities for sports participation and children's play areas.

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He is currently director of finance and resources at the Scouts Association, responsible for the corporate functions that include finance, HR, governance and legal, making sure the organisation is run efficiently.
Kris has held senior management roles, the most recent as deputy CEO of the disability charity, Sense. There, Kris managed the corporate support services including governance and also the trading portfolio of 115 charity shops; he also oversaw Sense International, operating in eight countries and serving on their boards.
He has considerable financial, commercial and general management experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, and has been involved in managing and creating sustainable and profitable businesses and driving efficiencies.
Kris has held board positions in the UK and in the US, and is currently senior independent non-executive director at Youth Futures Foundation in the UK. He also serves as a trustee at Sense Scotland.