We sit on Chichester District Council and have 11 councillors on Selsey Town Council. Tim Johnson, our registered Leader, represents the Selsey South ward of Chichester District Council and he Vice Chairs their Overview & Scrutiny and Governance & Audit Committees. He teaches in Surrey and has been a foster carer, ran two successful businesses and organised the funding for a soft play area in a large community centre. He is also a nationally qualified youth and community worker.
Donna Johnson, our Deputy Leader, represents Sidlesham with Selsey North. She is a member of the Planning Committee, the Council's appointee to Western Sussex NHS Trust and sits on the Parking Forum and the Development Planning and Infrastructure Panel. She is a Carer and published writer/journalist who has run her own English Language school. She Vice Chairs Selsey Town Council and has been active in the Selsey Vision, the Economy and Tourism Working Group and Build a Better A27.
Donna is joined on Selsey Town Council by: -
- Glenda Baum, a retired Physiotherapist who set up and ran `Fitter Sitters’ and ‘Wednesday Workout’ exercise sessions. Glenda was also a founder member of the Manhood Cycle Network and the local Flood Action Group;
- Andy Brown, who lives in Selsey with his wife and two children and has his own business. He has also been a school governor, was one of the founding members of the Selsey Festival and was the manager of the local Lloyds Bank;
- Darren Buckfield who moved here in 2011 to escape from the London rat race. He and his family try to create the same happy environment he enjoyed holidaying here in his youth. He runs his own small business and has recently been awarded his PSV licence;
- Chris Dean a retired Metropolitan Police Inspector, who worked all over London in a variety of roles including the Heathrow Airport Counter Terrorism Unit. He then taught Uniformed Services at Brooklands College in Surrey and for 'Skillforce.' Chris regularly drives mini buses for the elderly and is a visitor for SSAFA;
- Peter Gibbs who has been in East Beach, Selsey since the age of four...some 50 years ago. He is a live in carer for his Mum and cares greatly about Mental Health, Resident Empowerment and Environment. He has been involved in several groups in the area, and particularly feels that the Peninsula's voice has gone unheard for too long;
- Trudy Glew who lives in Selsey with her three children and husband, who runs a family business which has been trading since before WWII. She works for Target Professional Services having previously worked for the Probation Service for 15 years;
- Ian Martin who works for a local company, has a small photography business and his wife trades in Selsey's High Street. He understands about the challenges of setting up and running a small business when High Streets everywhere are having problems and speaks up for others like him;
- Mindy Rich who moved here in 2000 because she was eager for her children to grow up in a safe and strong environment; however, as time has passed, she feels it has become increasingly overpopulated and wants others to have the opportunities she did;
- Mike Sully who was a legal officer for both County and District councils for over 30 years. He advised committees, provided legal support to planning officers, represented councils at planning inquiries and appeals, and provided legal support to environmental health and housing departments;
- Val Weller, a grandmother, who worked for many years with the Scouts and before that in construction for 35 years, ending up as a Senior Buyer. In 2009, she decided to totally change direction and worked for taxi firms until she retired in 2016, but still helps out at the Fruit Basket in Selsey.