Parish Councillors


Philip Pascoe

Philip Pascoe – Chairman
Philip joined the Parish Council in 2016.  He has been a resident of Chawton since 1996.  He lives in the village with his wife and two  children.  Both his children attended the pre-school in the village and Chawton Primary School.  Philip is a solicitor and works in the shipping industry. The Pascoe’s have consistently grown some of the best pumpkins in Chawton.
Philip is a member of the Parish Council finance committee.






Malcolm WilliamsonMalcolm Williamson
Malcolm qualified as a solicitor in 1970, later forming his own practice and retiring in 2009 while continuing to work in environmental law. A Guildford Borough Councillor from 1979 to 1995, he was Chairman of Committees from 1983 1993 and leader of the Council from 1987 1993. Malcolm was appointed as an Hon. Alderman for services to Guildford. From 1993 to 1997 Malcolm was a Surrey County Councillor.
Other experience includes:
Co founder of Guildford Business and Environment Fora. Member of the Board of Guildford Chamber of Commerce from 1986 to 1993.
Council Member Surrey County Agricultural Society 1980 to 1997
Chairman for 3 years of Surrey District Councils’ Association
Member of Council, University of Surrey: 1983 to 1993
Member (Vice Chairman) Steering Committee to establish Surrey Law Centre 2000 to 2002.
Solicitor to Surrey CPRE 2000 – 2009. Trustee CPRE Surrey 2010 to date.
2010 awarded CPRE Countryside Medal for services to the environment
Malcolm moved to Chawton 15 years ago having previously lived near Farnham and Godalming.
Malcolm has been a member of Chawton Parish Council for a number of years and currently represents the PC and Chawton on the Flood Inter-Agency Group.


Mandi SowikMandi Sowik – Clerk to Chawton Parish Council
Mandi has lived in Alton since August 2005 after re-locating from the East Midlands with her family. Both Mandi’s children attended the village school.
Mandi has been in the role of Clerk for Chawton Parish Council since 2005.
In her free time Mandi enjoys sailing, skiing and walking her two dogs.

Jenny Perring 

Jenny has lived in the village for a for a number of years with her husband and two children who both attended the Village Primary School.


Giacomo Gatti 


Ilena Allsopp 


Ilena is also one of the District Councillors covering Chawton, Medstead and Four Marks along with Neal Day and Joanna Nelson.

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