Stephen Philpott lives in Peel Common at 108 Long Drive with his wife, Jan. He keeps residents informed about what is happening through regular In Touch newsletters. He is someone residents can rely upon and who won’t disappear when the voting is over!
For over twenty years Stephen Philpott has had the privilege to represent Peel Common and Rowner on the Borough Council. When he was first elected he promised to represent everyone in Peel Common regardless of their political allegiance. He has always done his best to live up to that promise.
Stephen joined the Conservative Party at the age of 16 and became Chairman of the local Young Conservatives in 1981. He has also held various positions in the local Conservative Association, including Chairman between 2002 and 2004.
Stephen has twice been Chairman of the Council's Housing Committee: back in 1998 and, more recently, in 2009. He is currently Chairman of the Economic Development Board and also sits on the Policy and Organisation Board.
Outside of politics Stephen is a dedicated sports fan - especially cricket. He has been a long standing member of Hampshire County Cricket Club and, when he can tear himself away from the town hall, can be found on a summer's afternoon sitting on the boundary at The Rose Bowl with a cold beer in hand. He follows Portsmouth FC and is a regular visit to Privett Park to watch local team Gosport Borough.
In Peel Common Stephen has worked with the Head teacher at Bridgemary School on a plan that would alleviate the Sunday morning parking headache for many residents near the School. The School agreed to: Provide more and improved signage, Cordon off green areas, ensure a greater police presence on Sundays and enter into a prize draw all owners of cars parked in school grounds to try and alleviate the car boot parking chaos.
Stephen has also worked with Southern Water to ensure Carisbrooke pond is kept clean and healthy; he has lobbied for major improvements to the Peel Common roundabout and also for the delivery of the Stubbington by-pass. One of the major topics currently in the ward is that of the proposal by National grid to build in Daedalus. Stephen has taken a stand against the IFA2 proposal to build a seventy foot, one thousand MW electricity building which would be just two hundred and thirty metres from residential properties in Peel Common.
Stephen guarantees that he will remain visible, accessible and work as hard as he can to ensure that Peel Common remains a place where we are all happy to live.