Parish Councillors (Alphabetical)





Phil BUNDY (Chairman)  





Jill has been a member of Nursling and Rownhams Parish Council for nearly four years and before that was a Romsey Town Councillor for eight years.  A retired teacher, is currently Chair of Mountbatten School Governors in Romsey and a Governor at Nursling Primary School. She was Chairman of Age Concern in Romsey and does voluntary work for older people and is Secretary of the Friends of Romsey Abbey.




I have been a Parish Councillor for Nursling & Rownhams since 2007 having lived in the village all my life.  I have been involved in a variety of local activities – joining the Brownies aged 7, organising the annual Upton Crescent Carnival (aka walking around the Crescent in fancy dress), running the Girl Guide roup, helping with the May Fayre and editing (and now delivering) the Village News. I am currently secretary to the Village Hall Committee. I also work in the village too since Ordnance Survey moved its HQ to Adanac Park in 2010.  Walking to work most days I appreciate our open spaces and woodland and am keen that the village keeps its semi-rural feel.  However, I understand the need for more housing especially for those who aren’t as fortunate as most of my generation in being able to afford their own homes.





Brian Richards is a recently retired accountant with experience in several business sectors including Television News, Solicitors, Consulting Engineers, Employment Agencies and the NHS and brings a wide range of commercial experience to the PC. Locally he is involved with the Nursling & Rownhams Twinning Association, the Village Hall Management Committee and is an active member of Diabetes UK. Most recently he worked for NHS Property Services where he had detailed input into the Wessex area property reviews. He has been a Parish Councilor for 12 years and was finally elected in May 2015.



Daniel Spooner lives in Rownhams. Married with two children who attend the village school I work for a youth charity as the finance manager. As a family we are involved with a number of things in the village from the local Beavers group, the Jane Mackinnon school of dance (not me) and the local parish church where my wife is the deputy church warden. When I have time my interests are in American Football, the church and Dr Who (family connection!)


Lorraine WHEELER

I have lived in the Parish for 20 years with my husband and daughter who attended Play School and Nursling Primary School in the Village before going on to Mountbatten. I was Secretary to the Friends of Nursling School PTA for many years, assisting with organising fetes, fundraising and volunteering in the classroom.  In 2007 I joined the Parish Council as Clerk until 2013, where I met and enjoyed working with many residents, community-based associations and helped to organise the Diamond Jubilee Fayre and two subsequent May Fayres. I believe the Parish Council should be a welcoming organisation, accessible and open and accountable to the community it serves and as a Councillor I will be working towards a strong online presence in order to reflect that ethos.



I have served on the Parish Council since 2003 and have lived in the village since 1978, seeing the community change significantly over the years, as the pressure for more housing increases day by day.  I am passionate about the village and the people who see Nursling and Rownhams as their home, and want the community to maintain its distinctive identity and character whilst evolving to meet the needs of the inhabitants.  I am a Chartered Accountant, having worked for the Echo and Ministry of Defence and am married to Carol and have two sons, both of whom grew up in the village and went to Rownhams School. I enjoy being involved in the community and was on the original team that set up the Twinning Association, linking the village with Percy in Normandy.  I am also on the Village Hall Management Committee, help deliver the Village News and am a member of Above Bar Church in Southampton.