Amport Village

New Parish Councillors

Amport Parish Council today announced the appointment of Tim Redpath to the council. Tim has lived in East Cholderton for over 5 years and enjoys living and interacting with his local community including the many residents in Elmstead Park. His portfolio will be highways and traffic movement in the Parish

Tim is a professional classical musician, record producer and educator. His experience in education ranges from university to music conservatoire teaching positions. He has also qualified in a number of City and Guilds trades to support his interest in renovating homes which has also given him an insight into planning issues.

Commenting on his appointment Tim Redpath said “I am delighted to have been appointed as a councillor to Amport Parish Council. I am passionate about the importance of the environment that we live in. I have a strong desire to support the Parish in all matters but specifically the current issues around traffic and speed.”

Also appointed as a non-voting Councillor was Oliver Vincent. Oliver is 26 and has lived in Amport all his life. His background is in highways and infrastructure and he is currently working for South West and South Wales Civil Engineering. He will be responsible for representing the interests of the younger members of the Parish and supporting Tim Redpath on Highways. Oliver said, “I would very much like to contribute and support the local community in which I have lived for 26 years of my life and look forward to representing the interests of some of the younger parishioners.”

Chris Harris, Chair of Amport Parish Council said “We were very fortunate to have some very strong candidates applying for the role of Parish councillor and I am pleased to say that even those who have not been elected have agreed to support us wherever they can.

Our Parish extends from Amport Green, through to East Cholderton and includes the area around Rosebourne and part of the Mayfield Industrial Estate.

We have a busy year ahead of us representing the interests of Parishioners around the development of Amport House, the proposal to erect a new solar farm in the north of the parish opposite the Thruxton Racing Circuit and the ongoing Southern Water issues around the Pillhill Brook.

We are absolutely delighted that Tim and Oliver have decided to join us as it will strengthen our ability to serve our Parish more effectively and we look forward to working with them.

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