Your Councillors

There are 16 seats on the Town Council and councillors are elected by residents every four years. The last election was in 2015. The Town is divided into four Wards, North, South, East and West. There are four seats in each Ward. Vacancies are filled either by holding a by-election or by co-option.

At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council, held each May, the councillors select a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and members of all the other Committees. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council are automatically members of all the other Committees.
The current members of the Council are listed below. You can contact any of the councillors using the email addresses below or via the Town Council Office.

The Register of Members’ Interests can be found by clicking here

Tony Bower

Tony Bower

Central Ward

07872038294

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After moving to Tadley some 14 years ago and being made to feel welcome by so many people, my wife and I decided to settle and start a family here. When the opportunity arose to join the Town Council, I thought what better way to give something back to the people and community of Tadley by helping to influence the change and growth for the better as Tadley and its community expands.

I am currently serving on the Highways & Planning and Recreation and Leisure Committees and the Turbary Allotment Charity.

Joshua Delaney

Central Ward

07956162594

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David Leeks

David Leeks

Central Ward

9817992

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I have lived in Tadley all my life, and have been a Tadley Town Councillor since 1991 and a Borough Councillor since 1995.

I serve on the following committees on the Town Council: Finance and General Purposes, Highways and Planning, Burials, Christmas Tree Working Party and Participatory Budgeting Working Party and am a trustee of the Turbary Charity and the Ambrose Allen Charity. At Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council I am Chairman of the an Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Performance Panel . I also serve on Development Control and Licensing.

Jo Slimin

Jo Slimin

Central Ward

9813154

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I became a Councillor as I was aware of the lack of facilities in Tadley and wanted to help improve them. Then I had two young sons interested in sport and I am still trying to improve them as I now have a young grand-daughter who lives in the town. Since 1986 I have worked full time and since 2002 I have worked for the Environment Agency which fits in well with my longstanding interest in environmental issues.

I am currently on the Highways & Planning, Recreation & Leisure (Chairman), Finance & General Purposes and Christmas Working Party. I represent the Town Council at meetings of the Barlows Park Management Association, Tadley Citizens Advice Bureau, Hampshire County Council transport improvements and the Youth Project. I am also the the Council’s public transport representative and a trustee of the Turbary Charity.

Karol Dines

Karol Dines

South Ward

9819731

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I joined the Council in July 2014. I am on the Recreation & Leisure Committee and am also a Trustee of the Turbary Allotment Charity.

Martin Russell

Martin Russell

South Ward

9815882

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I have lived and worked in the Tadley area since 1968. I love the town and the people in it. I have seen it develop year on year, it's facilities improve, it's standards maintained. As a new member of Tadley Town Council I will strive to play my part in upholding what is best for the town, for its future. I serve on the Highways & Planning and Recreation & Leisure Committees and am a trustee of the Turbary Allotment Charity.

Tony Flahive

Tony Flahive

South Ward

9814117

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I have lived in Tadley since 1990 and am involved in several organisations within the town, which gives me an opportunity to get involved in community matters and broaden my skills and horizons.

It is important, in my view, to give something back to the community and try to help others in any way I can whilst giving me something useful to do during my retirement.

I serve on the Finance and General Purposes, Participatory Budgeting and Personnel committees and am a trustee of the Turbary Allotment Charity (run by Tadley Town Councillors).

Jo Page

Jo Page

South Ward

9811648

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I originally came to this area as one of the London overspill in the 1970’s and am a Mum to three children and Grandmother to nine. I moved to Tadley over 20 years ago and really enjoy living here and being part of such a wonderful area. A rugby fan for many years, I support our local Tadley rugby club and also volunteer at the Tadley Community Centre.

I am a member of the following Committees: Finance & General Purposes, Highways and Planning, Recreation & Leisure, Personnel and Burials. I also serve on the Participatory Budgeting and Documents Working Parties.

I am currently the Chairman of Tadley Town Council. I represent the Town Council at meetings of the Basingstoke District Association of Town and Parish Councils, Hampshire Association of Local Councils and the National Association of Local Councils.

Avril Burdett

Avril Burdett

North Ward

9813564

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I have lived in Tadley since 1984 and have been a Councillor since 1999. I used to be the AWE's Public Affairs Manager and met many Councillors in my work. I was impressed with the work they do at a grass roots level, how they strive to improve our community and represent the interests of the people of Tadley.

I am currently the vice chairman of Tadley Town Council. I serve on the Finance and General Purposes, Highways and Planning, Recreation and Leisure, Burials (vice chairman), Personnel (vice chairman) committees and I am a trustee of the Turbary Charity. I represent the Town Council at meetings of the Basingstoke District Association of Town and Parish Councils, Hampshire Association of Local Councils and the National Association of Local Councils. I am also a member of the AWE Local Liaison Committee.

Nikki Flake

Nikki Flake

North Ward

9816495

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I have lived in Tadley since 2010 and I have two daughters that attend a local school as well as local clubs and activities. I wanted to become a local councillor because I would like to put something back into Tadley as well as having a say in what happens. Tadley is where I will bring up my family so I want to be able to make it better for not only them, but all families within the area as well. I serve on the Recreation and Leisure Committee and I am the Council representative for The Point Champions.

Sue Mullen

Sue Mullen

North Ward

9812695

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I used to be a nurse and midwife in the Royal Berks in Reading. I then worked as a PA for my husband's accountancy firm in London. I have lived in the area for all of my life and have been a Councillor for 19 years. I became a Councillor because I didn't agree with some of the decisions being made by the Town Council at that time. My interests as a Councillor are Highways and Planning (chairman) and Finance and General Purposes and also the future of Tadley. 

I feel that often Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council make decisions that go against recommendations made by Tadley Town Council. I am also a Trustee of the Ambrose Allen Charity, I feel it is important that there are sufficient facilities provided for our aging population.

I also represent the Town Council on the AWE Local Liaison Committee.

Warwick Lovegrove

Warwick Lovegrove

North Ward

9814688

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Cllr Lovegrove is a member of the Highways & Planning and Finance & General Purposes Committees and represents the Town Council at meetings of Heath End Village Hall Trust. He is also a trustee of the Turbary Charity.

Mike Broad

Mike Broad

East Ward

9816530

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I have lived in the area since 1955. I am now retired and have been a Councillor since 1997. I became a councillor because I wanted to rectify the in balance Tadley has, in that although it is 10% of the population of Basingstoke and Dean Borough it has less than 10% of the facilities and the residents in Tadley pay council tax plus a parish tax. I also think that politics should be kept out of local government.

My interests as a Councillor are: Finance and General Purposes. (chairman). I serve as a Trustee of Tadley Swimming Pool. I represent the Town Council on the AWE Local Liaison Committee and am a trustee of the Turbary Charity.

Ian Hankinson

Ian Hankinson

East Ward

9819191

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I am transport manager for a large stationery company based in Basingstoke. I am also a professionally qualified Youth Worker and am keen on seeing the development of projects and facilities for young people in the area.

I first became a Councillor in 1998 and feel this is the best way I can offer something back to the Community in which I live.

I am a member of the Recreation & Leisure, Finance & General Purposes, and Personnel (chairman) committees and am also a trustee of the Turbary Charity.

John Moss

John Moss

East Ward

9814317

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I have lived in Tadley for 40yrs. I first joined the Council in the 1980s but gave up due to work commitments. Since retiring I have recently re-joined the council. My main reason for being a Councillor is to endeavour to put pressure on appropriate organisations to provide more leisure facilities for Tadley, which are currently sadly lacking. I am married and my wife has worked in Tadley as a hairdresser and also as a dinner lady. We have three grown-up daughters, all attended local schools, and we also have one granddaughter. My main interests on the Council are Recreation and Leisure (vice chairman), Finance & General Purposes, Highways & Planning and Burials (chairman). I am also a trustee of the Turbary Charity.

Caroline Whittle

Caroline Whittle

East Ward

9813360

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