Meet our Councillors
Upham Parish Council has 6 Councillors who are elected every four years. They are unpaid and give up their time voluntarily for the good of the village. Each Councillor has to sign a Code of Conduct when they are elected and they agree to abide by this and act in an appropriate manner. As well as Parish Councillors Upham has a paid Clerk who is the main contact for the Council and the principal officer and adviser to the Parish Council. The Clerk is also the Financial Officer for the Council.
Visit the Winchester City Council website for the Councillor’s Register of Interest Forms
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Gwyn has lived in Upham for more than 30 years with her husband Chris – she loves it here. Her daughter Susan went to Upham School.
Gwyn’s day job was in the pharmaceutical industry where she was responsible for testing and licensing new drugs in the UK.
She is now a volunteer for Citizens Advice and is very involved in village life – Upham Players, a school governor, the Parish Plan and other projects.
David was elected in 2011 and has lived in Shoe Lane, Upham since 1981.
An architect in practice in Winchester, and married to Jane, he is occasionally seen treading the boards in Upham Players and more frequently walking Monty the chocolate Labrador.
He is also active in WINACC (Winchester Action for Climate Change).
I have been Clerk to Upham Parish Council since January, 2009 and am also Clerk to Durley Parish Council.
I worked in Local Government before having my two children Matthew and Clare and I am married to Phil and between us we manage a flock of sheep in Durley.
I enjoy working with the local community and have been involved in Brownies, Guides, Young Farmers Club, Football Manager for 5 years with the under 12’s – under 18’s, started a Youth Club in Durley – which unfortunately has now closed. I feel it is important to get involved with the local community as it helps to keep the community spirit alive.
Upham is a pleasant village to live in and I enjoy the challenges of being your Clerk.
Originally from the North East, Ross moved to Upham 7 years ago with his wife Sarah to be closer to family.
He works as an Account Director for a large IT hardware manufacturer. They have two boys, one at Upham Primary school, and one who attends the village pre-school.
Ross applied to be a Councillor at Upham as living in the area with a young family he wanted to take more of an active role to help support the local community, and keep the area a fantastic place to live.
You may often see him running around the village, or at the recreation ground park with his two boys, so please stop and say hello.
Keith has just joined the Parish Council this year (2019) and has lived in Upham Street since 2009.
An Electronic Warfare Specialist working for Textron Systems (sister company to Bell Helicopters). Married to Margie, they can both be seen walking Bella the cross-Border Terrier/Jack Russell and in the Brushmakers.
Keith’s other interests include gardening, golf and wood turning.
Keith is very interested in the ecology of the village and previously built and donated the Duck House to the Village.
Having lived in the village for 36 years and also having been a previous Upham Parish Clerk, Eve is delighted to be part of the Parish Council team again. She and her husband Malcolm love the village and enjoy doing things for and in, the community.
In the past she has chaired the Upham Village Hall and the local amateur drama group Upham Players and is now lead co-ordinator for the local Neighbourhood Watch.
She currently works part time from home, as a self-employed Foot Health Practitioner, but enjoys walking around the village most days and has a passion for drawing and painting.
Sarah Le May
Sarah was elected in 2015. She has lived in Upham with her husband and three boys since 1997.
In her working life, Sarah was a chartered accountant and a lawyer but in more recent years has concentrated on charity and voluntary work, having been a magistrate and a volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau.