People

Mark Vivis

Mark Vivis was educated locally at Chesham Bois Combined School and then at Chesham Grammar School, Mark has lived in Amersham for 25 years. His professional career began in public affairs before training as a lawyer and working in the City and more recently at a major PLC.Mark is a local school governor. He has a deep involvement and understanding of the issues facing Amersham-on-the-Hill, such as the state of our roads, the need to support local business and trade whilst driving out waste and inefficiency in our public services ensuring value for taxpayers.

Peter Martin

Peter Martin and his wife Vanessa moved to Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont around 20 years ago moving from Southgate in North London. He has recently moved to Great Missenden within the Chiltern area but has very close ties with Little Chalfont and many friends in the Village. In fact his parents in-law have lived in Elizabeth Avenue for many happy years.

Andrew Garth

Andrew Garth, District Councillor for Ashley Green, Latimer and Chenies which is a rural ward to the east of Chesham and Little Chalfont, and adjoins Hertfordshire. It is made up of the three parishes after which it is named. There are five villages in the Ward – Ashley Green, Chenies, Latimer, Ley Hill (including part of Botley) and Whelpley Hill. There are also three primary schools as well as churches, pubs, village halls, farms and businesses that help make up the Ward's very strong local communities.

Don Phillips

Don Phillips and his wife, Beryl, moved from Cheshire to Doggetts Wood Lane 31 years ago.  Before retirement, Don was an oil industry marketing manager, then M.D. of an engineering services company.  In 23 years as Chiltern Councillor, (20 representing Little Chalfont), he has held many senior posts, including Chairman of Council, and Chiltern’s first Executive Leader.

Linda Smith

LINDA SMITH has lived in Chalfont Common since 1976.  Elected as one of your representatives on Chiltern District and the Parish Council for many years, she has been Chairman of both Councils.  She is a member of Chiltern District Council's Cabinet, Chairman of the Disability Focus Group and has chaired the Village Appraisal Group since its 2002 inception.  She is also a founder member of Celfunde Inheritance, our local heritage group; and sits on the board of Chiltern Leisure Trust and the advisory committee of the Open Air Museum.

Steve Patel

Steve (Siddharth) Patel and his family have lived in Seer Green since 1992.  He and his wife Sandie have one son who recently attended Queen Mary University.Steve is well known throughout Seer Green as the proprietor of the village post office and shop.   This has given him a unique insight into the concerns and needs of local residents. He is available to consult every day.

Michael Stannard

Mike Stannard served on the Chalfont St. Giles Parish Council for eleven years, five of them as Chairman. Mike moved to St. Giles in 1987, brought up his two children in the village and served for 8 years as a Governor of the village Infant School and Nursery. Many people will also know him from his long-standing involvement with the local Cricket Club. 

Dr Mike Smith

Mike Smith:  “I trained in engineering, but spent my career in banking, financing major engineering projects around the world.  I advised Local Authorities in the UK about projects, mainly in the CHP, Energy from Waste and Transport fields. I retired in 2003.I am just finishing three years as Chairman of Chesham Bois Parish Council, and am a governor of Chesham Bois CE Combined School.

Mimi Harker OBE

Cllr. Mrs Mimi Harker OBE  Mimi is married to Robin and they have two children, Robyn, 18 and Arrun, 15.  She has lived in the area for 23 years and is extremely visible around the community. 

Fred Wilson

 Fred Wilson and his family moved to Chesham twenty years ago. It was one of the best decisions we ever made!  “Our children received an excellent education locally, we live in a wonderful green environment and we enjoy the great community spirit within our town. Naturally I want to help preserve and improve our community to make it an even better place to live.