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Our people


Dawn Ford

Dawn has mainly worked in electronics and retailing all in the Bognor and Littlehampton areas.  She has been an active member of the Neighbourhood Development Plan group and Ford Community Land Trust since the beginning.  In the past Dawn has been a carer and knows how hard it is to support the less able.  She is passionate about the environment and animal welfare, she enjoys country walks around the local area.


Julie Curteis

I have three adult children and two stepchildren and nine grandchildren. I have been a computer-aided designer electrical and mechanical, I have run my own business in artwork, worked with an animal charity, worked as a funeral arranger and been a carer. I am now retired and have cats and enjoy reading, embroidery and walking.

David Hodges

I have two adult children, three stepchildren and nine grandchildren. I am a design engineer by trade and have had my own company. I have fitted kitchens, bathrooms installed windows and been self-employed designing ponds and water features and installing them. I've built my own car. I am now retired. I still enjoy designing and have made many things. I enjoy darts, fishing and bonsai.


Dawn Smith


I'm the vice-chair of the Ford Parish council. I work locally at a plant nursery, where I have been for 32 years. I am very much into wildlife.


Maureen Chaffe

The skills I bring to the board are administrative. I have worked with the Parish for the past 8 years to bring the Neighbourhood Plan to fruition. I am able to use my I.T. and admin skills to support the board but I am also passionate about seeing the aspirations of the Parish outworked through the Plan process and through the CLT.

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