Engineer and retired Weapon Engineer in the Royal Navy.
How long have you lived in Knowle Village?
Having lived in various locations around Fareham as a child and adult, I moved to Knowle Village in 2014.
Why did you join the Residents Association?
I put my hand up; seriously, that is genuinely what happened!
Having attended the AGM in February in 2016, it was evident that new volunteers were required to to augment those Members who had chosen to stay; without a certain number of Members, there would have been no Committee to represent the residents of Knowle Village to the wider world, including Wickham Parish Council and FirstPort.
I looked around the room and saw that those who expressed an interest in joining the Committee, along with those who had chosen to stay, had some really good ideas and skills; all that was needed was a little bit of leadership to bring everyone together and someone to tend to the associated admin! I therefore volunteered my spare time to help the Community, in order to ensure that residents of Knowle are provided with a voice.
Committee Member & Youth Project Coordinator
Claire Foster-Bull, Finance Assistant
How long have you lived in Knowle Village:
Why did you Join the village committee:
The main reason why I wanted to join the committee was to find out about what was happening with Welborne. Reading the news papers didn't feel like enough, so I wanted to get involved and have a say in the decisions made. I want to ensure that Knowle and the historical character is preserved which gives Knowle its unique community feel.
My family moved to Knowle in 1958. Which makes it 57 years but I have travelled and lived abroad for awhile.
The reason I joined the KVRA was to be a voice for Old Knowle. Old Knowle was in danger of being “left out” of discussions unless someone was prepared to speak out for it. I have led a campaign to have footpaths reinstated and have attended all the meetings involving Welbourne. With my knowledge of the history of the Knowle Village Development I have campaigned with others to protect the land adjoining the village from further development. I also have a fair amount of knowledge of Knowle Hospital when it was providing care for the mentally ill in South Hampshire