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Meet the Councillors

Fred Bullions became a Parish Council member in 2012

Personal statement: He was born in East Grinstead during the Second World War and moved to Basingstoke in 1968 under the Greater London Council's new towns scheme. Worked for Hampshire County Council's Weights and Measures Department at their Basingstoke Office as a technical assistant/weighbridge unit driver and lived in Popley before moving to Brighton Hill and then in 1977 to Oakley. Married to Valerie with two grown up children, Keith and Kay. Involved in the local Oakley Scouts and Guides for many years while the children were growing up. In 2006 was awarded an MBE for Services to Hampshire County Council and now semi-retired enjoys driving, travelling, gardening and when the weather permits cycling.

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Vaughn Burns became a Parish Council member in 2023

He was born in Ruislip in North West London, lived there for 15 years before Vaughn's parents decided to uproot to Southampton in 2000. In 2013 he moved from Southampton to Basingstoke first living in Chineham, then Beggarwood and finally moving to Oakley in 2020 where he lives with his partner and 5 children. Originally he was a security guard for years working in CCTV but decided to fulfill a career goal of becoming a HGV driver following in his Grandad's footsteps. Since 2016, he has done various jobs but currently delivers containers all over the UK from Southampton docks. Having children Vaughn has a lot of interest in what happens in the village particularly around highways and keeping the village a safe place for everyone.

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David Condliffe became a Parish Council member in 2023

Personal statement: Dave has lived in Oakley since 1997 and absolutely loves the place. Married to Cynthia with two grown up boys one in Newbury and the other in Boston USA, who has just given us our first Grandchild. Dave and his wife enjoy going on "interesting" holidays and have become somewhat of "Eclipse Chasers" in recent years, which takes them to places that they would never otherwise think of visiting. He has worked for a large IT company down Winchester way for far to long! Despite the T-shirt in the photo, he is not a motor bike enthusiast (NEVER ridden one!), but has been to the Isle of Man (away from TT week) quite a few times. Hoping to see what he can bring to the village that has kindly hosted us for 20+ years, especially given some of the schemes that are likely to affect us in the near future.

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Ian Ellison became a Parish Council member in 2000

Personal statement: Ian and his family moved to Oakley in 1982.  He is married with three children and four grandchildren. Although retired, he is a governor of Queen Mary's College and is involved in a minor way with scouting in the village.  He enjoys classical and traditional jazz music, reading and travel and, in what time remains, relaxing!

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Amanda Hayman became a Parish Council member in 2021. Vice Chair of the Parish Council.

Personal statement:  Amanda and her family have lived in the village since 1999. She loves Oakley and the surrounding countryside and feels that the next few years will be a particularly important time for the village. Her children attended Oakley schools and preschools and between them have been members of beavers, cubs, scouts, guides and the boys’ football team. Amanda is a lawyer (now retired) and tries to tame her garden in her spare time.

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Alex Rowley became a Parish Council member in 2021. Chair of the Parish Council and Planning Committee.

Personal statement:  Alex is originally from Westhoughton in North West England. He moved around the UK a fair amount before moving to Oakley in July 2020 with his partner, also Alex. Alex's background is in technology as both a software and infrastructure engineer for internet companies. He hopes to use this technology experience to help the community and improve digital inclusion. Alex has found an interest in planning after the large amount of planning research done prior to purchasing his home. He intends to build on and use this experience as a member of the planning committee.

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Linda Wain became a Parish Council member in July 2022

Personal statement: Linda grew up in Enfield, North London and moved to Kempshott  in 1968. She has been living in Chineham since 2015. Linda’s connection with Oakley stems from attending St Leonard’s Church and becoming the Church ECO Leader in 2016.  She worked in the Church office part time for three years and helped organise Oakley Green Fayres and Green Week events. Linda has a keen interest in supporting the community to become more Sustainable and develop ‘Green’ initiatives. Since retirement Linda has been an active member of the Basingstoke and Old Basing u3a, leading English Country Dancing and Table Tennis groups, and still trying to get to grips with Bridge!

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If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor for Oakley and Deane Parish Council, you can view the Prospective Member's Information Pack for further information.