Mr John Ridd

Party: Conservative

Ward: Donnington

Contact information

Home address: 
The White House
38 Grosvenor Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8RX

Phone:  01243 783928

Bus. email:  jridd@chichester.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/1999 - 10/05/2015
  • 11/05/2015 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

A west countryman by birth I am married with two sons and live in Donnington. After commissioning from RMA Sandhurst, I spent over thirty years in the Royal Military Police both as a regular and latterly, as a TA Officer. Since early retirement, I have been employed in the security industry although working for a period as an emergency planning officer with WSCC with temporary responsibility for Chichester District.

 

With my interest in local affairs developing, I joined Donnington Parish Council and was elected Chairman in 1997, a position I have held for many years before resuming normal membership. It was this involvement in parish affairs that led me to wish to represent Donnington and Appledram as their District Councillor. With success in the 1999 elections I joined the newly created Executive Board (now Cabinet) as Economic Portfolio Holder. Among my other interests are languages, gardening (under the able guidance of my wife Ebbi) and a growing interest in local history. I was Chairman of the District Council from 2005 until 2011.