Members of the Parish Council

Chairman: Mrs Jeanne Lapsley.

Chairman: Mrs Jeanne Lapsley. I have been a Parish Councillor for 7 years and Chairman for 5 Years. In my most recent working life I was a senior education manager in a local authority and remain a governor at two local schools. I represent the PC as a Custodian Trustee on the Village Hall and Recreation Ground Trust, and am totally committed to our Community.

Vice Chairman: Loretta Light. 

Vice Chairman: Loretta Light.  I am a retired paediatrician who moved to Letcombe Regis nearly 6 years ago to be closer to my family. We loved the village and were made to feel very welcome resulting in my joining the Parish Council to offer my time and experience. I have retained my interest in the NHS and keep a watching brief on health care delivery locally. I also have a branch of the Letcombe Brook at the bottom of my garden and care passionately about the preservation of this important chalk stream. I represent the Parish Council on The Letcombe Brook Project Charity.


Councillor: Mr David Barber. Councillor since May 2013. and worked in the village for over 30 years. Manager of Warborough Farm running over 2000 ewes. Keen to see a living and working rural community in Letcombe. Interested in managing the countryside in a viable way which enhances our environment.


Councillor: Paul Batchelor. A dentist by training but currently working as an academic and health policy analyst for national and international organisations. We moved to Letcombe Regis in 2011 and have been bowled over by the range of individuals and remarkable community spirit in the Village.


Councillor: Kristine Hitchcock. I am a member of the Institute of Linguists (London). During my working life I have taught at the Chichester Choir School and the School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, at A and Oxbridge Level. During my stay in the US I taught at St. John Fisher college Rochester NY and Castleton Vermont State College. I spent ten years as a technician in a large veterinary hospital and have volunteered for several charities, including guide dogs for the blind and an exotic bird sanctuary. I am passionate about the protection of wild life and the preservation of the countryside. I look forward to serving this community.


Councillor: Ms Michelle Benton. I have for most of my career worked as a Senior Learning and Development professional developing adults in the workplace including Graduates and Apprentices. Specialising in Leadership and Management for private and public industry across the UK and Internationally. Most recently in Healthcare, Defence, Construction and Parliament. 

Whilst my children were at school, I was Chairman of their school PTA. I have also worked for several charities including supporting Mental Health.

I have lived in Letcombe Regis for nine years and feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful environment which I’m extremely passionate about supporting as well as the community with in it.

Councillor: Mr Doug Frewer. After working and living all around the world with/ the Royal Dutch / Shell group of companies I spent some ten years successfuly studying part-time for a PhD in Japanese social anthropology at Oxford Brookes.and chaired the ethics committee of a District Council for several years before coming to live in the Richmond retirement village some eight years ago. I have since been instrumental in establishing a Residents Association at Richmond; served as a trustee of the Recreation Ground and Village Hall for six years and  was co-opted onto the Parish Council two years ago. My priority is to further the integration of Richmond into the original village.

Parish Clerk AND RFO: Mrs Elizabeth Jenkins. A retired Personal Secretary and Group Administrator. Responsible for QA document control, workplace safety, and fire warden duties. Originally Parish Officer I have been Parish Clerk for the past 5 years. Past I was Chairman of my children’s infant/junior school Parents Association and Parent elected Governor. I represent Letcombe Regis on the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), We moved to Letcombe 26 years ago and I care deeply about the lack of affordable housing for young adults starting out. 

Village Warden: Mr Arran Lax

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