SPC Chairman, Dorset Association of Town & Parish Councils Representative, Maintainance
Throughout the 38 years that Andy Aylott has lived in Stratton he has always been keen to promote village life and community involvement. During this time he has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to local matters and concerns. Andy has been either councillor, chairman or vice chairman of Stratton Parish Council, for 15 of the last 19 years along with a 15 year stint as organiser of the Stratton Summer Fayre. Andy helped to start the current Stratton Youth Club and besides his present tenure as a parish councillor, his longest and still continuing service, is as the Chairman and Treasurer of the Stratton Village Hall Charity, a position he has held for some 26 years. Prior to retirement, Andy worked as a local authority accountant with Dorset County Council.
Vice-Chair, Social Care, Crime Prevention. Communication
Cheryl Hobbs has lived in Stratton for the last 12 years although her connection to Dorset goes back to the early 1920’s when her grandparents moved to Winfrith Newburgh. Prior to retirement, Cheryl worked for Dorset County Council managing services for older people and has over 35 years experience in the caring professions. Since being seconded to Stratton Parish Council in January 2015 and then re-elected in the same year, Cheryl has held the Council brief for social care and crime prevention. Committed to preserving Dorset’s natural heritage, Cheryl is a staunch supporter of the campaign for a Dorset and East Devon National Park.
Children's Playground, Village Hall, Notice Boards
Pete has lived in Stratton for 15 years. He was born in Dorset and grew up near Wimborne before heading to University and the bright lights of Bristol. Pete is married to Helen and has two children: Lauren (aged almost 12) and Josh (aged 9). He works for Dorset County Council as a Principal Researcher. Pete was co-opted on to Stratton Parish Council in May 2015. He holds the Council brief for Transport, Housing and Trees and is also Chairman of The Adventure Play Area Working Group. His other interests include: 'what's happened, what's happening and what might happen' as well as Liverpool and Yeovil Football Clubs, badminton, tennis and acting as a general gofer for his kids and wife.
Hannah Richardson was welcomed as a co-opted member onto Stratton Parish Council in March 2016. Hannah, with her husband and daughter Amelie, has lived in Stratton Village for the last 9 years and she works for Dorset County Council as a Technical Manager for Dorset’s Pension Fund. Among Hannah’s interests is membership of a bell ringing group and being a Rainbow Leader, a role she has fulfilled for around 20 years. Hannah currently runs the 1st Frampton Rainbows in Charminster. For five years Hannah has also been a member of a Parent Teachers Association.
Alan Wheeler was co-opted onto Stratton Parish Council in November 2016. Alan is an accountant and has held a number of senior posts within the television industry. In 2007, tired of commuting to London, Alan bought a rundown pub in Southampton and transformed it into a community facility. On selling his business and retiring, Alan moved to Dorset, settling in Stratton four years ago. In the past, Alan has been a school governor for a school for disadvantaged children and has an abiding interest in health and disability issues
The register of pecuniary interests for each Councillor is held by the Parish Clerk and is available on request.