Parish Councillor : Christopher Thom

Name Christopher Thom
Roles Parish Councillor
Test Valley Borough Councillor
Phone 02380 266062
Address 16 Poppyfields
Chandlers Ford
SO53 4LL

Christopher lives in Knightwood. He supports his young family as a stay at home father. Previously he worked at King Edward VI School, where he taught Philosophy and before that he ran successful Post-16 Unit for Autistic young adults.

Christopher says that this experience "has taught me the importance of supporting, and working for, an inclusive and welcoming community. I now want to encourage others to become more active members of our lively and diverse local area.

Since both my children have now reached school age I have started up my own small business as a film producer. This career allows me to focus on my creative side but also allows me the time to start giving something back to my local community.

I hope that all this gives me a set of skills and insights that would be invaluable as a parish councillor. The role of a stay at home dad has meant I have had direct contact of many of the facilities that Valley Park Parish Council and Test Valley Borough Council run for families and parents; more importantly I know how vital they are. I also hope that as a local businessman I can bring a professional attitude and a ‘can do’ approach to the variety of issues and aspirations of the local community. My role as a teacher has taught me that interpersonal skills, communication and a warm and welcoming attitude are essential."


Registration of Member's Pecuniary Interests
(Christopher Thom)