If you would like to contact any of the parish councillors, you can do so via the Clerk.

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Cllr Rod Hague



Rod Hague has lived in the Village of Oving since he was born. His family have been Tenant Farmers here for just over 100 years. He first joined the Parish Council in 2002 and was Chairman between 2007 and 2010. He became Chairman again in 2019.

Councillor Stephen QuigleyStephen Quigley

Cllr Stephen Quigley

Vice Chair


Has lived in Merston for over 40 years. Represented Oving on District Council 2003 to 2011. Chaired Oving Parish Plan 2017. Chairing Oving Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group since December 2020.

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Cllr Duncan Marston



Duncan has lived in Oving since 2007 and in Tangmere for 5 years before that. He is Chair of the Planning Committee and also looks after the recreation ground and community garden.

He owns a business based at Woodhorn Business Centre supporting local agriculture, businesses, and private projects.

Councillor Mandy Wright

Cllr Mandy McPhail



Resident of Oving Parish since 2011.  Parish Council representative on the Oving Almshouse Trust and Oving Jubilee Hall management committee. Member of the Planning Committee.

With a background in IT and the care industry I’m keen to assist my community in any way I can.  Also involved with the Community Garden.

Councillor Victor DaveyOving Parish Council

Cllr Victor Davey



My wife and l moved to Drayton Oving Parish in 2015 and l joined the council in 2020.  l just hope that l can be of service that will be beneficial to the Oving community in the future with my varied knowledge gained over nearly 80 years experience of life.

Councillor Alan SmithAlan Smith

Cllr Alan Smith



I have been a resident of Oving for 14 years this June (2021). Second time round for being a Parish Councilor. I am passionate about the environment and conservation.

I have planted 8 trees along Church Lane which have been admired by many. I have more saplings growing in my garden ready for planting in a couple of years time.
I am also interested in planning and I am now on the Council’s planning committee.