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Cllr. Simon Brown



Simon has been a resident of Firsdown since 2008 having moved into the area from Hampshire, and works in the local area. He has been a member of the Parish Council since 2013. He has been involved in a variety of local issues such as the campaign for better broadband and believes strongly in the community working together to improve the quality of life for all in Firsdown.

Hobbies and interests include being a competent Diy-er, (his own property and that of friends/relatives!) as well as car mechanics – he has completed the restoration and rebuild of 2 Land Rovers, and is looking out for a new project!

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Cllr. Richard Rogers

Parish Councillor


Richard recently moved to Firsdown after a 16-year career with the RAF, having previously lived in Winterslow.

He lives with his wife, Caroline, two children and two border collies. A village lad at heart, Richard greatly enjoys the countryside around the area and being part of the community. His passion is classic cars and is the proud owner of a 1914 Rover tourer which he enjoys taking on the road when the weather permits.


Cllr. Ginette Stewart

Parish Councillor


Ginette and her partner bought their first house together in Firsdown 2015, having lived in Villages her whole life she is very focused on supporting the village to find its heart and to become a closer community.

She is keen to support the views and changing demands of the community and demographic-with something for everyone.

Ginette has been a horse rider her whole life and currently has her much loved horse stabled up the road in Winterslow, Ginny and her partner have a strong interest in all things vintage and can be seen trundling around in their vintage VW Camper with their westie “Hemingway” or heading off camping in the countryside.


Cllr. Nigel Walsh

Parish Councillor


Nigel has lived in Firsdown for 35 years and Idmiston for 15 years so knows our area well. He led the South Wilts Footpaths Group for 5 years, working with Ramblers Groups and Wiltshire Rights of Way installing infrastructure and clearing paths around South Wiltshire and initiated circular walks in five parishes including Firsdown.

He volunteers regularly with the RSPB at the Winterbourne Down Nature Reserve, Newton Tony where former arable fields are being transformed into flower-rich grasslands teeming with wildlife. Nigel is a great believer in the health benefits, mental and physical, of walking and understanding the natural world that surrounds us. We must nurture and improve our local Firsdown wildlife for those who follow us, particularly the younger generation, so they too will learn to enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of our surrounding countryside

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Cllr. Paul Kennedy

Parish Councillor


Paul has lived in Firsdown since 1998.
This is his first foray into community services and is looking forward to working for and with all in Firsdown.
Paul is  Semi-retired but works in Stockbridge at the Little Whisky Shop.
Interests outside work are walking and is sure many have seen him and his wife pounding the local paths.
Paul is a keen DIY’r and gardening takes up most of his spare time.
“Hopefully, some fresh faces will bring fresh ideas”

Cllr. Jeremy Beavan

Vice Chairman


Jeremy Beavan moved from Bristol to Firsdown in 2014, he works in the Print & Marketing Industry and was previously a Firsdown Parish Councilor

He helped to establish a Speed Indicator Device (SID) for the village and voted to retain the redundant telephone box which then created a station for the Defibrillator, Jeremy has raised funds for various charities by running both the London and Berlin Marathons and is a ward volunteer at Salisbury Hospital, he is proud to live in Firsdown and regularly updates the Parish Council Website, he is looking forward to helping enhance the local area by working with the community.