Iden Parish Council

The Parish Council comprises of 5 residents who have volunteered to stand as members. We are assisted in our work by the Parish Clerk.
Profiles of Councillors and their areas of responsibility within the Council are shown below. Consideration of Planning Applications is carried out collectively by the whole Council.
If there are any issues you would like to raise with the Council please contact one of us by email or phone.

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Ray Griffen

Ray has been the chairman for several terms now. He and his wife are a very familiar sight in the village who are both very active in the community. Ray has always worked hard for the community, as part of the hall committee and fete committee. Being such a good sport he took on a major role in the Christmas Show put on by Iden Players.

As a regular at the bowls club, he also plays in the bowls team.
 

 

Register of Interests

Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Belfield, Main Street, TN31 7 PU
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Executive Member of Local Organisation: None
Gifts and Hospitality: None

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Greg Say

Vice Chairman

Greg joined the parish council in December 2017 and took on the role of Vice Chairman from May 2018. He grew up in the village and recently returned to the village, acquiring Windy Corner for his family. He is a director of WS Wright. He is happy to be hands on: assisting with the removal of the village signs and their re-installation following restoration, repairing the play area sign and style to the playing fields. In spite of being the one working member of the council, he has participated in the Fete Committee, which has raised substantial sums for local organisations
 

 

 

 

 


Register of Interests
Employment: Director of W S Wright
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Windy Corner Grove Lane TN31 7QX
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

Executive Member of Local Organisation: None
Gifts and Hospitality: None

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Phil Allard
Now retired from being the Chief Financial Officer for several international banks, Phil and his wife spend their time enjoying their home just outside the parish boundary. The closeness to Iden’s centre means that he naturally forms part of Iden’s community becoming a councillor in May 2019. His expertise has already been used reviewing the council’s accounting procedure. He has taken on the role as representative for Iden at district and county level organisations, supporting rural parishes and adding weight to the need for transport, shops and broadband in rural parishes

Council representative for Rother Association of Local Councils
Council representative for East Sussex Association of Local Councils

Register of Interests
Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: None in the parish of Iden
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None
Executive Member of Local Organisation: None
Gifts and Hospitality: None

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Michael Miller
Michael is the longest serving councillor being elected in May 2003 and taking on the Chairmanship in 2011. He has worked tirelessly to modernise the parish council with up to date policies and procedures, sufficient insurance and appropriate coverage and online banking. Through his life he has contributed to improve life for others. Over the years, he has sourced funding for Iden Stores for new shelving, cabinets and freezers, new adult swings and renovation of play surfacing for the play area and various restoration projects of All Saints  Church and The Old Hall. He is currently working with Rye District Community Bus Company

Council representative for Rother District Council
Council representative for East Sussex Association of Local Councils

Register of Interests
Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Old School House, Church Lane TN31 7XD
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None
Executive Member of Local Organisation:

Iden Parochial Parish Council and Trustee of ‘The Old Hall’; Friends of Iden Church; Rye, District Community Bus Company;  Member of the Conservative Party
Gifts and Hospitality: None

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Jim Wood
Jim joined the council in May 2015 but was already well known in the community, having worked on the Fete Committee for several years running the raffle. Over the years, he and his wife have volunteered to assist with any village events, including providing his barn for fundraising village events and storage for jumble sales. The recent thank you picnic for volunteers was held in Oxenbridge grounds.

He is currently the council representative on Iden Community Emergency Forum which was active during the pandemic

Council Representative on Iden Community Emergency Forum

 

Register of Interests
Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Oxenbridge Farm, Wittersham Road, TN31 7UY
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None
Executive Member of Local Organisations: None
Gifts and Hospitality: None

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Mary Philo

Clerk

Mary joined the council in 2011 and has seen the parish council reelected three times.