Contacts
The Clerk is the first (and official) point of contact for the Council.
You can email the Clerk or any Councillor at any time. The Parish Office is open on Mondays (10am-1pm), Tuesdays (11am-2pm) and Thursdays (3-6pm)
Parish Clerk & RFO
Councillors
Councillors as Representatives
Getting things done
Other Useful Contacts
Parish Clerk & RFO
Katie Walding

Parish Clerk & Financial Officer
​Katie Walding

01590 718116 (in an emergency 07899 804083)

clerk@sway-pc.gov.uk

Parish Office, Jubilee Field Pavilion, Station Rd, Sway SO41 6BE

Katie Walding has been the Clerk to Sway Parish Council since October 2017. She holds the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) and is a Principal of the Society of Local Council Clerks. 

Outside of work, Katie is the Hon Secretary to the New Forest Commoners Defence Association, and is a practising commoner. 

The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions, and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local Authority's Proper Officer; she is also the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances.

The Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the instructions of the Council in connection with its function as a Local Authority are carried out. She advises the Council on, and assists in the formation of, overall policies to be followed in respect of the Authority's activities and produces the information required for making effective decisions and implementing those decisions. She is accountable to the Council for the effective management of its resources and reports to them as and when required.
Councillors

​Dawn Bampton

Nicky Bowler

CHAIR HUMAN RESOURCES

07968 864508

cllrbowler@sway-pc.gov.uk

Register of Interests

Lisa Thomas

VICE CHAIR / CHAIR OF AMENITIES

07814 139518

cllrlisathomas@sway-pc.gov.uk  

Register of Interests

Chris Davis

CHAIR OF COMMUNICATIONS

07764 576560

​Alex Pepper

James Willis

Councillors as Representatives


Planning & Transport Committee (inc. Trees): Cllrs James Willis (Chair), Lisa Thomas (Vice Chair), Alex Pepper, Peter Dance, Chris Davis

Finance Working Group: Cllrs Alex Pepper (Chair), Adam Marshall, Vicky Ryce, Lisa Thomas

Amenities Working Group: Cllrs Lisa Thomas (Chair), Nicky Bowler, Vicky Ryce, Dawn Bampton, James Willis

HR Working Group: Cllrs Nicky Bowler (Chair), Adam Marshall, Chris Davis

Rights of Way: Cllr Stephen Tarling

Allotment Association: Cllr Dawn Bampton

Jubilee Field User Group: Cllrs Lisa Thomas, Vicky Ryce

Sway Village Hall Committee: TBA

Sway Youth Centre: Cllrs Chris Davis, Emma Monk

(NFALC) New Forest Association of Local Councils: Cllr Peter Dance

(HALC) Hampshire Association of Local Councils: Cllr Lisa Thomas (Reserve: Peter Dance)

NFNPA SW Quadrant: Cllr Stephen Tarling

CANGO: Cllrs Peter Dance, Adam Marshall

New Forest Consultative Panel: Cllr Vicky Ryce

Getting things done

 Forest Animals  www.verderers.org.uk

  • In the event of a road traffic accident involving an animal: phone 999 (non-emergency 101) 
  • Sick, injured or distressed pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)(other than one involved in a RTA), phone the Verderers on 02380 282052 www.verderers.org.uk 
  • Sick, injured or distressed pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep (24hrs): phone the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4600 or www.forestry.gov.uk/newforest

New Forest National Park Authority www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

If you want to see any planning applications in person you can visit the NFNPA offices at Lymington Town Hall; or for recent Sway applications please arrange to view with the Clerk.

Hampshire County Council www.hants.gov.uk/


  New Forest District Council www.newforest.gov.uk or phone 023 8028 5000


 Trains http://tinyurl.com/cwoznyn 

  • Phone 0845 6000 650 (option 4); or 01590 682338 Mon-Fri 06:35-10:00 for Sway Station ticket office
Other Useful Contacts

 POLICE  Sway is in the 'New Forest West' area.

  • Phone 999 in an emergency
  • Phone 101 for non urgent enquiries and reports
  • To report a crime online, please click: https://www.hampshire.police.uk, click 'Report' and select the type of crime to report. (You can also use 'Tell us about' for a selection of other alternatives)

The nearest police station is Lymington Police Station at Southampton Road, SO41 9GH with the following opening hours:

  • Mon to Sat 9am to 6pm
  • Sun 9:30am to 6pm
  • Closed 2pm to 3pm each day
  • Closed Bank Holidays

For a map showing local crime information, please browse to: https://www.police.uk/hampshire/1NW02/crime/