Interim Chairman - Mr Ian Gemmell
Archer's Folly, Hale Purlieu, Hale, SP6 2NN 07508 318780

Ian moved to Woodgreen in 2002 on leaving the Army after 19 years’ service and then up the hill to Hale in 2015. He is a Consultant in Occupational Medicine and has previously run his own Occupational Health Consultancy and worked at Salisbury District General Hospital. Ian has taken on responsibility for footpaths in the Parish so if you find a gate or stile is broken, a tree has fallen or a path has become overgrown, please contact Clerk. 

Also sits* on: Personnel Committee • Rights of Way/ Footpaths/ Vegetation Control • Western Escarpment meetings

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Mr Paul Harrison
Ashley Cottage, Forest Road, Hale, SP6 2NP (01725) 510609

Also sits* on: Parish Liaison meetings • New Forest National Park Forest North West Quadrant meetings

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Mr Josh Lavis
Drove Cottage, Hatchet Green, Hale, SP6 2NB (01725) 511914

Also sits* on:  New Forest Consultative Panel • National Trust Liaison

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* Any Councillor will step in when the delegated Councillor is unable to attend a meeting.  New Forest District Council Liaison Meetings attended by Cllrs on an ad hoc basis

Parish Clerk - Mrs Amanda Johnson
Amberwood, Highfield Lane, Woodfalls, Salisbury, Wilts SP5 2NG. 01725 511636.  07553 728121 

Please note:  The Clerk's role is not a full time - so allow time for reply of emails.

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Tree Warden - Mr Steve Whitmarsh
Having completed a Tree Safety Management Course, the role of the Tree Warden is to advise the Parish Council on tree related matters.  He can be contacted at



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Clerk of the Parish: Mrs Amanda Johnson

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