Findon Parish Council has 10 Councillors actively working to serve the Village and preserve the unique and historic lifestyle that this charming downland village offers.  They work with strong links to Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority, and each member plays an important role on the various committees they sit on.

Members of the Parish Council:

Sean Smith -  Chairman

Dr Sean Smith has been a resident of Findon for over 10 years, married with a young daughter who attends St John The Baptist school in the village he is interested in the maintenance of Village institutions and the creation of new efforts to support them. Sean is also interested in ensuring that the voice of all village residents are heard regarding our future.
Sean spent 20 years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry to a senior executive level and still consults in that sector as well as serving as a Magistrate on the West Sussex bench.

Cllr Robin Carr - Deputy Chairman:

A practising solicitor, Robin moved to Findon in 1989, joining the Parish Council in 2000.  Robin is Chairman of the Open Spaces Committee and as such dedicates much of his time to ensuring that the landscape and natural habitat of the village is maintained.  Robin is a firm believer of 'leading by example' and can often be found  'travelling'  the numerous public footpaths / bridleways to ensure they are passable, clearing overhanging branches, removing ivy and collecting litter on his travels.  

Cllr Cathrine Gea

Cathrine has lived in the Village since 2007 and has been an active participant in the community ever since, through the Women Institute, Gardens Association, Residents Association and the Village Hall Trust. Co-opted to the Parish Council in September 2017, Cathrine supports localism and is keen to contribute to an established and respected team that put the well-being and interests of residents to the fore and deliver relevant high quality cost effective services that enhance the quality of life in Findon for all.

Cllr Peter Goldsworthy 

Peter Goldsworthy has served on the Parish Council for 20 years, and was Chairman for 10 years until 2017, when he handed over that responsibility to Robin Carr, following the successful purchase of the village shop.
Peter was responsible for the successful campaign to 'Save the Village Shop' and now acts as interim Chairman of the Management Committee until the first AGM later in 2018, when he hopes to stand down and hand over to a younger villager!
In addition to his normal duties for FPC he continues to act as Chairman of the Finance & Governance Committee, which he has done for several years.

Cllr Linda Martin 

Cllr Martin has lived in The Quadrangle for ten years and is keen to support local business as well as local traditions. Linda believes that history plays a part in all our lives as not only does it teach us much about the past, but it also provides a framework on which to build for the future. Linda is keenly aware that being a councillor is a responsibility as well as a privilege and will endeavour to work with her fellow councillors to promote and encourage village life.

When not working as a Locum residential conveyancer/paralegal, Linda can be found on the golf course, walking or gardening as well as visiting historic houses and gardens throughout Sussex.


Cllr John Wilson - biog to follow 

Cllr Mark Robinson - biog to follow

Cllr John Barnett - biog to follow

Cllr David Porter - biog to follow

Cllr Steven Villanueva-Last - biog to follow


Parish Clerk: Miss Fiona MacLeod

Parish Councillors should be contacted through the Clerk

Clerk: Miss Fiona MacLeod

Parish Office:

34 Normandy Lane

East Preston

West Sussex

BN16 1LY

Tel: 01903 877225


Normal office hours 2.30 to 5pm Monday to Friday 

Details of the Declarations of Interest made by all Councillors can be found by following the link to the ADC web site.