Sarah Pankhurst

Borough Councillor for Titchfield Common

I moved to Fareham from Kent in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the area - a safe, beautiful, friendly and welcoming place to live and I feel very privileged to have been elected to serve the Ward of Titchfield Common back in 2012.

I have three boys who keep me very busy and who attend local schools within the Western Wards and my oldest son started in College recently to study A Levels.  I also work shift work within the NHS and can say I am proud to be working within the best Health Service in the World.  Shift work can be difficult but I relish in challenges and many of my residents will have seen that I send emails at all times of the day including very early hours of the morning after a late shift.

I am just finishing my first term as an elected Councillor of Fareham Borough Council and have learnt so much during this time with the support of my fellow Borough and County Councillors together with Fareham Borough Council Officers.  Currently, I am Vice-Chairman of the Leisure & Community Committee and also sit on the Licensing & Regulatory Affairs Committee, Public Protection Committee and Scrutiny Board.  I also represent Fareham Borough Council at the Abshot Community Centre and am co-opted on the Committee of the Locks Heath Sports and Social Club.  I also represent Fareham Borough Council at Relate.

I have been successful in guiding a local Residents' Association to produce a Deputation and to attend at the Leisure & Community Committee in order to campaign for an upgrade to their local Play Area in Course Farm Crescent and have supported Upgrades at Birchen Road and Abshot Road Play Areas.  I am also working with residents in Robins Meadow to get their Play Area painted and refreshed.

I campaigned and was successful in obtaining a £200,000 grant to facilitate a new roof and internal upgrade to the Abshot Community Centre and work is due to begin in April 2016. 

I am currently working hard with residents of Tanner's Gate to solve a lengthy flooding and drainage issue - liaising with County Councillor Geoff Hockley and Hampshire County Council Officers to finally resolve these problems so that the new development roads can finally be adopted.

I can be seen every quarter out in my Ward delivering the "In Touch" leaflets with my twin boys and if you feel you would like to help, please contact me or please say "hello".

I believe in communities and admire the committees I have worked with for their dedication and hard work to achieve the best for the local residents.  I believe the young through to the more mature of my residents in Titchfield Common should have access to the right to have their voices heard and I believe that in these last 4 years, I have achieved this goal.


See Also

Connie Hockley

Borough Councillor for Titchfield

Born on the borders of London/Kent.

Grew up and educated in South London – was an old Grammar School girl.

Known husband, Geoff, since 6th form.

Married 53 years. 2 children. 6 grand-children.

Leslie Keeble

Borough Councillor for Fareham West

Having lived in Fareham for 55 years I wish to see that it continues to develop and yet still remain a pleasant place to live in and bring up one's family. I was the Deputy Mayor of Fareham from 2004/2005 and Mayor from 2005/2006. 

Kay Mandry

Borough Councillor for Hill Head

I was born in Stubbington (formerly Kay Hindhaugh) and have lived in the village for
all of my life. I am now a self-employed accountant/book keeper and live with
my husband and son in Crofton Lane.

Seán Woodward

Borough Councillor for Sarisbury
Leader of Fareham Borough Council
County Councillor for Fareham Sarisbury
Executive Member for Recreation & Heritage
Director of Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

I am married to Rosemary and we have a 19-year old son, James. We live in the Sarisbury Ward, having lived in the Western Wards of Fareham for 48 years.

Michael Ford, JP

Borough Councillor for Warsash

Despite being born in Kingston upon Hull, I have lived in Warsash for well over 30 years and was first elected as Ward Councillor in 2012. I am a retired Magistrate and within Warsash was a school Governor for 17 years at Hook with Warsash Academy and a Church Warden at St Mary's.