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Chairman of the Parish Council and the Planning Committee

Sylvia Main

Sylvia Main
Sylvia Main

I came to the Witterings in 1994, having lived in Chiswick, West London, from childhood. I have three adult daughters, one of whom lives in Australia. As a Parish Councillor, I hope to fulfill my duties to the very best of my ability, with particular interests in coastal defences, parking problems within the village centres and maintaining recreational open spaces.


Vice Chairman of the Parish Council

Geoff Breeze
Geoff Breeze
Geoff Breeze

I was born in the West Midlands. I, with my wife and our two children, moved to the Witterings in 1975 to join St Richard’s Hospital as Principal Biomedical Scientist, a job which was very challenging and enjoyable. Our two other children were born in the Witterings. I am now retired.
I joined East Wittering Parish Council in 1979 and was chairman from 1984 to 1999. I am actively involved in village affairs and also do voluntary work as a Seafarers Welfare Visitor in Portsmouth.

Adam Christmas

Adam Christmas
Adam Christmas
I was born in the witterings and lived here all my life. I have enjoyed living here and feel it was time to give something back to the community.
I look at this as an opportunity to represent the growing number of younger adults residing in our village.

Teri Dixon

Teri Dixon
Teri Dixon

My husband and I have lived in Bracklesham in excess of 8 years. Prior to this we were in Sidlesham for 18 years. I therefore feel I know the area well.

My working life began as a psychiatric nurse, followed by 25 years in the teaching profession. I also qualified as a youth leader, subsequently working in several youth clubs and establishing a scheme for disabled children.

Since retiring I have been involved with several charities, particularly St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital. I was able to set up and run their first shop in Wittering Walk until a manager could be appointed.

I am particularly interested in the provision of youth and sporting activities in the area, sea defences and generally enhancing community spirit.

Tracey Glithero

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Tracey Glithero

Having moved to East Wittering in 2011, I was overwhelmed by how friendly the village is and how welcome we were made to feel that I wanted to give something back.  So in April of 2014 I started the Local Life Community Magazine and then joined the Local Business Alliance a year later to help with hosting events in the village.
As a Parish Councillor, I am very interested in the provision of community events, promoting the local businesses and bringing tourism to the area.

Pamela Kensington

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Pamela Kensington

I grew up in the east end of London and moved to Surrey when I married.  My working life was spent mostly in Human Resources and, when my daughter started secondary school, I joined Croydon Library Service, where I worked until retired in 2013.

My daughter lives in Surrey, where she and her husband both work in the county Library Service; they have one daughter, my granddaughter, born in 2016.

I had been visiting Bracklesham for many years prior to moving here.  Wishing to become involved in the local community, I have attended Parish Council meetings since I moved to the area and became a Parish Councillor in spring 2016.

A particular area of interest to me is planning, and endeavouring to maintain the special feel of the village, whilst being mindful of the need to upgrade homes and accept the building of new ones.

My partner is disabled, so I am aware of the problems incapacitated people face and the need to properly consider facilities for disabled people.

I take an active part in supporting village events, in the hope of promoting community spirit.

Mike Lawson

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Mike Lawson

This area is close to my heart. For more than 35 years my wife and I holidayed here with
family, and for the past four years East Wittering has been our home.
I’ve always taken an interest in the wellbeing of my community, serving on various
committees. In Surrey this included the local Citizens Advice Bureau and Chamber of
Trade. I currently sit on St. Anne’s Church Council.
As a former company director with a construction background, I am knowledgable in
finance, planning and building regulations. I shall endeavour to improve the infrastructures
that contribute to the quality of village life and protect those elements that make East
Wittering and Bracklesham so loved by residents and visitors alike.

Ray Lowe

Ray Lowe
Ray Lowe

I have lived in the Witterings area since I was a boy, apart from a brief period when I was serving during the war. Eventually I settled back in East Wittering, with my wife and purchased a shop in Shore Road in 1963 retiring in 2003. I served in Chichester Police force as a Special Sergeant during 1965 -1982. I have been an active member of the Parish Council for 20 years. I have seen the Witterings grow and expand over the years and would like to see the infrastructure and services, including Policing, commensurate with the expanded population.

Joe O’Sullivan

Joe O'Sullivan
Joe O’Sullivan

My wife and I have lived on the Manhood Peninsula for over 25 years. I recently retired as a Pensions Consultant and my wife retired from the Wittering Chemist at the same time. I have a grown up married daughter who is a teacher, a son who works in Tangmere and now two grandsons. My priorities for East Wittering and Bracklesham are:

  • Increase leisure and health facilities
  • Maintain and improve our sea defences
  • Improve the promenade along the sea front
  • Improve the road access to Chichester
  • Improve the facilities for the under 18s

Dawson Parker

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Dawson Parker

Dawson and his wife have lived in Bracklesham for over 10 years and actively support the community.  He is Chairman Staffing Committee, member of Planning Committee and member off the Bracklesham Barn committee for the Parish.  He is also Trustee Chairman Birdhan Pre-School and Board Advisor for an International company based in London.

Brian Reeves

Brian Reeves
Brian Reeves

I have had a home in Bracklesham for twelve years, having had a caravan for thirty years beforehand. It has always felt like home. My wife and I are now both retired teachers with a grown up family of four who live in the UK and New Zealand.

In Ealing , where I lived previously, I served as a local councillor and school governor for many years. This experience means that I have wide knowledge of many aspects of local legislation. I am looking forward to being a parish councillor and taking a particular interest in planning and all community activities.