Chair of the Parish Council, Chair of the Planning Committee and Chair of the Westbourne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Member of the Public Services Committee, Recreation, Leisure and Amenities Committee and Joint Burial Committee.
Richard has been a Westbourne parish councillor for the last 14 years and Chair for the last six. As Chair he serves on all the committees and working groups. His special interest lies in the built and natural environment and helping to ensure that the people of Westbourne live in a harmonious relationship with both. He recently retired from the University of Portsmouth, where he worked largely with international students. His interests include Westbourne; walking and cycling; maintaining contact with family and friends in the UK and overseas; local, national, and international non-party politics; and environmental issues.