Meet the New Councillors

Meet the four new Councillors who were co-opted on the 23rd June 2020:

Councillor Pam Chambers

I have lived in Wendover with my husband for 10 years, having moved here from near-by Long Marston. I am a Professional Investigator working in the aviation industry, mainly investigating aviation accidents and insurance claims. In my previous life I was a Police Officer working in the Child Protection team. I enjoy keeping fit, walking my Sealyham Terrier in the woods and spending time with my family. I am also a massive Disney World fan! Wendover is a special place to live and I am proud to offer my services to the community.

Councillor Jo Durden Moore

I relocated to Bucks 3+ years ago with my husband, 2 teenage stepchildren, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. We settled just outside of Wendover and love everything that it, and the surrounding villages, has to offer. After 25+ years of global brand, communications and marketing consulting, I have turned my efforts towards voluntary community projects. I am aiming to make a difference as a Governor at Aylesbury Grammar School, a voluntary dog trainer at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and now as a Councillor for Wendover. My passions involve animals, yoga, walking, singing, wildlife and above all realizing the potential of what people can achieve together for their villages, towns, and communities. I am excited to be part of this wonderfully vibrant and historic market town and look forward to serving it as our world around us evolves.

Councillor Diane Washington

I was born and raised in Wendover and was educated at the local Schools. After moving around the country, and a three-year stint living in the USA, I returned to Wendover in 1988.  I have 2 daughters that both went to John Colet and both still work and live locally, I also have a granddaughter that is currently at Wendover C of E School. I have over 30 years’ experience in customer services, both in banking and clinical environments. I currently live and work in the centre of Wendover and enjoy meeting and talking to local people about all aspects of our community.

My interests include genealogy, reading and quizzes but most of all I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking my dog Mr Pickles and visiting my Sister in the USA. As a councillor I hope to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community.  To become someone who will help in decisions for the benefit of local people, serving the community and acting to improve the quality of life while preserving the heart and character of Wendover.

Councillor Kieren Jarratt

I have lived in Wendover since 2013 and settled here with my finance, Dee, and my son who is in Year 6 at Wendover Junior School.  As a Logistics Officer in the RAF, I have lived all over the country, but now prefer to commute to work rather than to move to new postings every couple of years.  I currently commute daily to RAF Odiham, where I am the Officer Commanding Logistics for the RAF Chinook Force.

I am passionate about Wendover and the beautiful surrounding countryside and am driven to ensure that as a community, we do not sleepwalk into becoming a conurbation of Aylesbury or the ever-encroaching urban sprawl out from London.  Embracing new with old, I believe that the council should campaign to deliver a vision for Wendover vested in its historic and natural charm with the growing need to protect and provide areas of natural tranquillity for respite and recreation within the crowded South East region.

I am a keen outdoor sportsman, a competitive cyclist and Nordic Biathlete and am often to be seen roller skiing on the forest trails of Wendover Woods.  I encourage community engagement and ideas and look forward to serving the community this coming year to ensure Wendover continues to be a beautiful and inspiring place to live.