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Milborne St Andrew Parish Council

Meet the Team

Council Members

   Joy Robinson - Chairman

My husband and I moved into the village from south London in November 2013.  We had both retired from full-time work and as our daughter and four young grandchildren live in the village this was the ideal time and place.  I spent my working life in schools as a science laboratory technician and was a school governor for 30 years. I have always had an interest and therefore played an active part in my local community and indeed a concern for it, so I felt I wanted to continue this in my retirement.  Last year I acquired an allotment which keeps me busy and I am now a member of the committee. Earlier this year I was co-opted on to the Parish council and have recently started and become co-ordinator of, the registered Milborne St Andrew Home Watch.  I sincerely hope that eventually the majority of the village will sign up to this as it will help us all to keep ourselves safe and secure. I play Crib on Monday evenings in the winter with other villagers and I am a member of Charlie’s Acorns crib team, sponsored by the Royal Oak, in the South Dorset Crib League (SDCL).  I am now able to see and help with the grandchildren more often and I am finding life in the village is both rewarding and fulfilling.

   Sarah Fox - Vice Chairman

I have lived in Milborne St Andrew since September 2009, and I run the pub, The Royal Oak. My husband Andrew & I have been married for 16 years and have two children Lily 11, & Ronnie 7.  We have been running our own business for 11 years,  prior to that we were managers for several national pub companies & gained experience in numerous pubs around the country.  Although born in Salisbury my roots are in Dorchester and so it seemed the natural place for us to return to when our children came along.  We were drawn to Milborne St Andrew due to its wealth of amenities & since arriving have not been disappointed by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by villagers to local causes & events.

   Karen Park - Councillor

   Colin Hampton - Clerk

  Jane Somper - NDDC Councillor (Abbey Ward)