Your Parish Councillors


  •  Jan Rees 01243 814360


  • Peter Fenton
  • Derek Thomas
  • Patrick Saintas
  • Katie Vanneck-Smith
  • Tracey Wright

My name is Sarah Linfield and I am the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Slindon Parish Council. I have a career background in Finance and Compliance and I am a qualified clerk, holding  the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA).

The longest serving clerk was Mr George Bowley, who served for 39 years between 1897 and 1936 and the first woman was appointed to the role in 1983 and since that time there have been three further clerks, all women.

I have benefited enormously from the publication ‘ Slindon Parish Council 1894 – 1984’ which was compiled by Mr Bernard Keeling to mark 90 years of  the parish council  – created under statute in 1894 – and his retirement as Clerk.

A27 Arundel Bypass – Elected Representatives’ Forum – Councillors Fenton and Rees

The Elected Representatives’ Forum provides a way for Highways England to engage with communities local to the A27 Arundel Bypass scheme. The forum will help local communities, via their elected representatives, to find accurate, up-to-date information about the scheme, through the consultation and planning stages and what they can expect – for example, emerging evidence and design options. It is also a way for the local communities to understand what the scheme means for them and how it will progress over the years.

If you have any questions please speak to the above Councillors or, if you would like to get in touch with the A27 Arundel Bypass project team, please email: a27arundelbypass@highwaysengland.co.uk.

West Sussex Association of Local Councils (WSALC) – Councillor Rees

Arun District Association of Local Councils – Councillor Fenton

Coronation Hall Committee – Councillor Thomas as the Parish Council’s Representative (not a trustee)

Slindon Sports Association Working Party – Councillor Rees

The Local Authorities And Police And Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility Of Local Authority And Police And Crime Panel Meetings) (England And Wales) Regulations 2020

Due the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 the Parish Council did not hold its Annual Meeting of the Council, scheduled for 11 May 2020. Regulation 4 provided that where an appointment would otherwise be made or is required to be made at an annual meeting of a local authority, the appointment continues until the next annual meeting of the authority or until such time as that authority may determine (Regulation 4 (2)).