Lucy Petrie

I moved to Iping in 2001 when our family moved back from Australia, where we had spent 11 years. I work in South Harting as an accountant specialising in the rural sector, in particular farms and estates.

Having previously spent 3 years on the PCC, I joined the parish council in 2014 and very much enjoy helping in local matters, particularly on the southern side of the A272.

Responsibilities: PC Chairman, Finance & General Purposes Committee member, Planning Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Elizabeth Griffiths




Responsibilities: Planning Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Eddie Lintott

I was born in Stedham on 10th February 1941 and have lived in the village ever since.  At the age of 10, I won a Scholarship to Midhurst Grammar, after A levels joined a local firm and retired at the end of 2005 as a Chartered Surveyor/Auctioneer (FRICS) having been a Partner in the multi office firm of King and Chasemore.  Married to Janet for over 50 years we have two Daughters, both married and living in Chiswick. 

I played Cricket and Football for the Village Teams; served for 13 years as Secretary of the Collins & Sports Club; I was a member of our Primary School Governing Body for 20 years (10 of them as Chairman), served as a Trustee of the Memorial Hall during the period of the renovation work.  I have sung in the Church Choir since the age of 9 and served as Church Warden for 32 years; I have been a member of the Local Rotary Club for over 30 years.  My principal hobby for more than 50 years has been Amateur Dramatics.

I was invited to join the Parish Council on 14th November 1966 and have served continuously ever since - more than half that time as Chairman or Vice-Chairman.

During the Cold War period of the 1970's I chaired the Parish Civil Defence Committee (fortunately never called into action!!); I led the successful Best Kept Village campaigns and organised the Village Sign to be made by a Master Blacksmith friend in Kent.  I chaired the Queen's Silver Jubilee and Millennium Celebrations Committees.

Responsibilities: Planning Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Olia Mitskevich

I have lived in Stedham with my family for over 14 years. During this time, I have participated in editing the Parish magazine, joined the Horticultural Society and became a WSCC Highways Volunteer.

I am a committed Christian who wants to serve the local community and joined the Parish Council in 2014. I am a member of the Planning and Environment & Amenities Committees.

I currently work for the South Downs National Park Authority, before that, I was at East Hampshire District Council.

My interests include dog walking, swimming, cycling, gardening and music.

Responsibilities: Planning Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Rowland Page




Responsibilities: Planning Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Martin Perry

I grew up on a farm in South Devon and studied at agricultural college before spending seven years working as a commodity trader out in Spain, and the USA.  On our return, my wife and I lived in London for a few years before moving to West Sussex in 2012.  I work in Chichester for Bartholomews Agri-Food, while Fran is a Biology teacher at a local secondary school.  We have two children who both attend the village primary school.

I have also been involved as a rugby coach for Midhurst RFC since 2012 and we hold family membership of the Stedham Sports Association.  I was encouraged to join the Parish Council in January 2017 and I hope to contribute wherever possible.

Responsibilities: Chairman of the Environment & Amenities Committee, Finance & General Purposes Committee member, Planning Committee member

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John Wheelhouse

Born in Whitby North Yorkshire just before the Second World War, I read Architecture at Sheffield University graduating in 1961.

I entered the Architecture Department of Sheffield City Council and moved around several other Councils until leaving  local government in 1991 after seven years as Cambridge City Architect.  I was responsible for the construction and renovation of a wide range of public buildings and housing.

I set up my own practice specialising on the design and project management of large scale private development in London and Cambridge until retiring five years ago.  During this period I handled evidence with regard to Local Plan preparation, sect 106 agreements and planning inquiries.

Following retirement, I served on the Parish Council in my last village primarily with responsibility for individual and larger scale housing applications.

I moved to Stedham in 2014 with my wife, Chris, in order to be more accessible to the grandchildren.  A former keen cricketer, I play golf and enjoy watching rugby when the demands of the garden allow.

Responsibilities: Chairman of the Planning Committee, Finance & General Purposes Committee member, Environment & Amenities Committee member

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Jane Crawford

I grew up in Selsey and Sidlesham interspersed with periods abroad as my father was in the Royal Navy. I went to Chichester High School for Girls and the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan, amongst many others.

Returning to England in 1965, I completed my secretarial training in London and started work at the House of Commons as one of the secretaries to the then Leader of the Opposition.

I left in 1968 to go to South Africa where I became locally employed by the Commercial Section of the British Consulate in Cape Town. After a year I returned to England and the House of Commons where I worked for another M.P.

I married my husband, Michael, in 1972 and moved into the parish a year later. We have three children and two grandchildren.

During the seventies I took a picture-framing course at West Dean which led to us opening The Midhurst Gallery in 1981. I worked there for the next 32 years both as the picture-framer and manager of the Gallery’s other interests in retailing pictures and artists’ materials. Although now retired from picture-framing and spending more time at home, I am still closely involved with The Midhurst Gallery’s future which is in a period of rejuvenation and moving on-line.

I have been secretary of Midhurst Area Cycling since its inception in 2003. Due to MAC’s and SIPC’s support and persistent representations to WSCC, we now have a safer crossing at Stedham Crossroads and a cycle path to Midhurst.

I was a member of Stedham with Iping Parish Council from 1979 to 1999 and, during the five years from 1987 to 1992, was its chairman.

I became the Clerk in 1999 and also, from 2004, the Responsible Financial Officer.

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