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Committee Members

The following people were elected to the Committee at the Annual General Meeting on 20th April 2015;

  • Chair: Sue Swallow
  • Vice-Chair: John Hayward
  • Secretary: Hilary Jackson
  • Treasurer: Andy Haslehurst
  • Membership Secretary: Barbro Fitzjohn
  • Minutes Secretary: Position Vacant
  • Committee Member: Phine Dahle
  • Committee Member: Barbara Matcham
  • Committee Members: Four vacancies
  • Committee Member: Chris Jackson
Phine

Phine Dahle

I have lived and worked in Southampton for 42 years. I love the many green areas in and around Southampton and a growing sense of community.

Andrew

Andrew Haslehurst

Andrew Haslehurst moved to Southampton with his family in 1987 and has lived in Gordon Avenue since 1988. After many years working as an accountant at Solent University, he is now fully retired.

Sue Swallow

Sue has lived in Southampton for over 40 years, not that she expected to be here for so long! She moved from Shirley to Portswood and Gordon Avenue in 1992 and enjoys the mix of people and proximity to the Common. She has worked in many parts of the city and surroundings as a locum Pharmacist but was glad to retire and concentrate on the garden! The OARA has been a great way to meet people.

Hilary Jackson

I came to Southampton in 1987, moving here to be with my now husband and becoming a Saints’ season ticket holder in the process. We have lived in Gordon Avenue since 1990. I retired as a secondary headteacher in 2013 and since then have enjoyed having more time to join in with community life, including through OARA and as a governor at Bevois Town Primary School.

Barbro Fitzjohn

My name is Barbro and I have lived here for many years. I take a special interest in promoting the beauty of our area and the creativity of the people living here. As part of the committee, I like to bring energy and ideas to events that build community spirit.

Barbara Matcham

I’ve lived in the OARA area since 1983 and my husband since 1970. In 1989 the first residents’ association was set up of which I was a member; at that time we were mainly concerned with planning applications and parking problems. I’m happy to be involved again, particularly as the aims of the Association now include all aspects of the community. My particular concern is the cleaning up of the area and encouraging our changing population to become involved.

John Hayward

I am a retired head teacher, and since retirement I have led a successful campaign to persuade the council to maintain a branch of out of school educational provision. I have also managed to get double yellow lines in our section of Avenue Road. I am a musician playing a number of instruments. I also run a ukulele group and I teach ukulele in a local primary school. Having lived here for 35 years and loved the area, I am keen on helping to make it a better place to live for the whole community.

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