Parish Councillors representing Norton St Philip, Farleigh Hungerford & Hassage:
Clerk To The Parish Council
Nicola Duke B.A (Hons), MILCM
Address: 6 Shetland Close, Westbury, Wiltshire. BA13 2GN
Tel: 01373 864127
Clive Abbott (Chair)
Tel: 07966 283145
Clive’s career was in the public sector, in both central and local government, preceded by two years voluntary service. Retirement roles have included board member of a Housing Association, governor of a Special School, board member of the Bath & District Branch of CRUSE Bereavement Care, member of the Bath Preservation Trust’s Environs of Bath Committee, a member of Claverton Parish Council, and International Elections Observer in Georgia and twice in Macedonia. Since completing a PhD in history at Bristol University in 2013, Clive has been a Visiting Fellow at the university’s School of Humanities.
Since 2013, Clive and his wife, Jane, have lived in Hassage on the Parish Council’s western frontier.
Michael Walker (Vice-Chair)
T: 01225 834258
“Moved to Norton St Philip in 2013 from Northamptonshire, where I have managed a predominately arable mixed farm for the past 25 years. We had Lincoln Red cattle, Middle White pigs and Suffolk cross lambs going through our Farm shop.
I joined the Parish Council in 2014 and have been part of the TAG group doing both Speedwatch and the HGV watch.
I am also part of the Churchmead committee.
Being married to the Vicar, I get involved in things in the Church! I am also helping with Grabbits on a Thursday evening.
NSP is a unique village with a great community spirit, and I aim to
encourage it’s development and progress for the maximum benefit of all.”
Rex has lived in Farleigh Hungerford all his life (69 years) He is married to Linda and they have two grown up children.
They have recently become grandparents for the first time. When Rex married he moved next door to his parents and now his Son is moving into his parents house. After a career in the aftermarket of the motor trade, mainly in automotive paints he changed direction and ran his own transport company for the last 15 years of his working life, until he retired in 2011.
His children went to Norton St Philip school and has an Aunt and Uncle in Norton, so he has always had an interest in the Parish as a whole.
Although Farleigh Hungerford is considered a Hamlet these days, he feels that he is lucky to be part of a larger Parish. He feels passionate about Highways and Traffic issues in both Norton St Philip and Farleigh Hungerford, he is an active member of the Traffic Action Group and Community Speed Watch.
Tel: 07876 203020
“I have lived in Norton St.Philip since 1979.
My working life has been in education, teaching in secondary schools in the north of England and Wiltshire and then as a headteacher at a boarding school in Bristol for 15years. I am a governor at two schools.
Since my retirement three years ago I am enjoying living full time again in the village and joined the Parish Council at the end of 2015. I am a member of the church mead committee.
I am married to David who is an active member of the Traffic Action Group.
My interest is to ensure there are good facilities and amenities for all residents whilst protecting the special environment of Norton St.Philip which enhances the life of our community.”
Tel: 01373 834863 & 07850 369456
Amanda and I moved to Fortescue Fields in 2014 after spending our working lives in London. I worked in the film and television industry as a sound engineer.
I have known the area all my life; my parents live locally as did my grandparents.
I became involved in local affairs quite quickly, working with the village group opposed to the planned Fortescue Fields expansion. I was also involved in the proposed inclusion of the Fortescue West and Ponds fields as Local Green Spaces in Mendip’s Local Plan Part 2.
I am delighted to have recently become Treasurer of Church Mead.
I was born and spent my formative years in South Africa but left at 23 because I no longer wished to live under the apartheid system. I travelled widely in my twenties finally settling in Devon where both my children were born.
I have been lucky enough to have two careers, firstly as a Psychology lecturer and then, after completing a law degree and LPC in my mid-forties, as a contract manager within the NHS. I also trained as a yoga teacher in the noughties and now balance my rather sedentary work life by teaching three yoga classes in the village – a great way to get to know a variety of people (in a variety of postures!)
Neil and I moved to Norton St Philip in 2010. We both have a keen interest in environmental issues and I am a founder member of Sustainable Norton St Philip.