Your representatives

There are seven seats on your Parish Council –  five for the parish of Ashburnham (A) and two for the parish of Penhurst (P).  If there are insufficient nominations at an election or if a vacancy arises during the four year term of office of the council, then the council must co-opt members to fill the vacancies. Scroll down to see councillors’ lead responsibilities. The new four year term started in May 2019.

Tina French (A) – elected
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Andrew Hoad (A) – co-opted
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Ron King (A) – elected

Zoe O’Sullivan (A) – elected

Jeremy Tucker-Wall (P) – co-opted

Richard White (A) – elected
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The Parish Clerk is Brian Holdstock who may be contacted by email to or by phone on 01323 832082.

Councillors’ Lead Responsibilities

  • Planning –
  • Financial strategy –
  • Council Premises and Property –
  • Traffic and Transport –
  • Local Action Plan –
  • Highways, refuse collection –
  • Rural Broadband –

Councillors’ Declarations of Interest

The law requires councillors to publicly declare their interests and for the declarations to be publicly available.  They have always been available on the web site of Rother District Council but they are now required to be made available on the parish website.