Cllr Debbie Kennard CC

Debbie Kennard served as a district councillor at Adur since 2003. She has lived and worked in Shoreham for 21 years. As a councillor for Adur she has been vice-chairman of the Community Services, Licensing, Overview and Scrutiny and has sat on the Constitution and Audit Committee. From 2010 to 2011 she had the honour of being chosen to be the Chairman of Adur District and thoroughly enjoyed promoting and meeting the residents who bring and do so much into the District.

Debbie's chosen charities for that year were the MS Treatment Centre, The Gateway Club (for adults with learning disabilities) and the Shoreham Lifeboat and she raised £5,000 for these worthwhile charities who give great service to the community.

She currently sits on the board of the MS Treatment Centre and is a governor at Eastbrook School. She is also a director and chairperson of a dynamic youth group, Blueprint 22. She chairs the neighbourhood panel in her district ward and works hard to resolve issues for her community. Debbie hopes she can expand this role as a county councillor and help to improve and enhance the wider area and keep West Sussex a wonderful place to live.


At West Sussex County Council, Debbie is a Deputy to the Cabinet Member for Children - Start of Life.

Committee membership
Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee
South West Foster Panel
Adur County Local Committee

Outside bodies
Debbie represents the County Council on the following organisations

Duke of Edinburgh's Award County Committee
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Council of Governors
West Sussex Mobile Youth Trust
West Sussex Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

See Also

Cllr Brian Coomber

Brian Coomber is the Adur Council member for St. Nicolas Ward.
 As a commuter to London he studied with the Open University and gained an Honours degree in Humanities.Upon retirement from the world of marketing he became involved with local charities and was approached to stand in St Nicolas ward. He has been Chairman of the Council, twice. He is married,has two grown-up sons and lives in the ward. He can be contacted by e-mail at

Cllr Brian Boggis

Cllr Brian Boggis represents Peverel Ward on Adur District CouncilBrian served as Chairman of Adur District Council for the 2011/2012 Municipal year.Brian can be contacted via; Telephone: 01903 753730
Mobile: n/a

Cllr Peter Metcalfe

Cllr Peter Metcalfe represents Southwick Ward on Adur District CouncilAbout Councillor Peter Metcalfe: My interests and HobbiesI have been very active in local issues and I have a great amount of energy that I am able to put into the community.

Cllr Neil Parkin

Cllr Neil Parkin represents St Nicolas Ward on Adur District Council, and is the Conservative Group Leader, and Leader of the Council.

Cllr David Simmons

Cllr David Simmons represents Cokeham Ward on Adur District Council and serves the district as Cabinet Member for Health and Well Being. He can be contacted via;Telephone: 01273 464018
Mobile: 07725 054 389

Cllr Ann Bridges

Originally from London, Ann moved to Lancing in 1992 from Rochdale in Lancashire.For 17 years Ann worked in Social Services for Rochdale Metropolitan Council, latterly as a Social Worker. Ann is married with one son who is now disabled and helps to care for him.
Ann has been an Adur councillor for Widewater Ward since 2008 and was also a councillor for Mash Barn ward for two years previously. She has also been a Parish Councillor.