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Councillors' DetailsSat, 15th May 2021

Councillors' Details



Councillor
Telephone: 01983 855406
Email: brian.lucas@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address: Spring Vale
Bonchurch Village Road
Ventnor
Isle of Wight PO38 1RG
Committees: Planning
Ward: Bonchurch
Brian Lucas is pleased to be returning to the Town Council, now to represent Bonchurch. Since retiring from a career as a construction surveyor, and living in Bonchurch Village for the last 15 years he is very conscious of the benefits of strengthening peoplesí community involvement in the place where they live. As an active hands-on Vice Chairman of the Bonchurch Community Association he is keen to see Bonchurch overcome the several losses of village amenities it has suffered in recent years. Brian is a trustee and project worker of various local charities, and an Associate Governor of Ventnorís new primary school.
Register of Interests: Interests_5286.pdf


Councillor
Telephone: 01983 854366
Email: ian.bond@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address: 26 Alpine Road
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1BU
Committees: Planning
Ward: Ventnor East
Ian joined the Town Council in May 2018, having previously served as a councillor in London. He has visited the island regularly since childhood, and moved here permanently after working in industry (operations and HR) for nearly thirty years. He is a strong believer in openness and transparency, and looks forward to working with fellow councillors to progress the council's strategy, building upon the town's strengths as a unique and very special place to live.
Register of Interests: Interests_9018.pdf


Councillor
Telephone: 07711 802097
Email: stephen.cockett@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address: Laconia
Old Park Road
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1XU
Committees: Planning
Ward: St Lawrence
I am Island raised and have recently returned with my family following 14 years on the continent.
As for my career; I worked in aviation, initially as an engineer and latterly as a project manager. Now I am principally a family man and therefore able to dedicate a decent amount of time to upcoming town council duties. I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to Ventnor; my main concerns are environmental and community issues but overall my interests are wide and varied. I am very happy to be living in St Lawrence and I hope to meet many of my fellow residents during my tenure - be that on the doorstep, walking the footpaths or perhaps youíll see me on my push bike going to and from the town.
Register of Interests: Interests_9947.pdf


Councillor
Telephone:
Email: julie.hutchison@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address:
Committees:
Ward: Ventnor West
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Councillor
Telephone:
Email: mark.jefferies@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address:
Committees:
Ward: Ventnor West
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Councillor
Telephone: 07823 881120
Email: james.toogood@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address: Royal Vista
Belgrave Road
Ventnor
PO38 1JH
Committees:
Ward: Ventnor West
James Toogood re-joined Ventnor Town Council in October 2019, following a short break, having previously been a member for 8 years. James wanted to be part of a team that provides the best services possible to the Town and ensuring value for money. A native Islander, James brings qualified talents as a businessman with practical knowledge and ability in the building trade. His renovation and restoration experience makes him ideal in judging the merits or otherwise of developments in the town. He believes in openness and working with the electorate, encouraging them to take a full part in the Town's future.
Register of Interests: Interests_8725.pdf


Councillor
Telephone:
Email: steph.toogood@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address:
Committees:
Ward: Ventnor West
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Councillor
Telephone:
Email: phil.warren@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address:
Committees:
Ward: Ventnor West
Register of Interests:


Councillor
Telephone:
Email: colm.watling@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk
Address: 28B Madeira Rd
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1HW
Committees:
Ward: Lowtherville
I grew up on the island (my father had a Pharmacy in Ryde), only leaving at 17 to start an engineering training scheme with the Ministry of Defence. When the opportunity arose to return to the island 30 something years later, my partner Judith and I leapt at the chance and without hesitation chose Ventnor - who would live anywhere else?

I've worked in engineering, the University sector and most recently in the governments innovation agency InnovateUK, working with colleagues in from treasury, BEIS and local government. I hope I've picked up a few skills along the way that will prove useful in working with the councils partner organisations, both those closest to us and more distant.

My partner Judith has opened a fitness business in the town, working lately from Ventnor Fitness Studio.

I'm looking forward to doing my bit towards making Ventnor an even better place to live.
Register of Interests: Interests_6236.pdf