Colehill & Wimborne East Team

Janet Dover - Councillor for Colehill

Janet is married and has lived in Colehill with her family for 42 years and has two sons who attended local state schools. She  has been a member of Colehill Parish and East Dorset District Council since 1988 representing Colehill East Ward and has been the Dorset County Councillor for Colehill since 2005.

She has been on the Governing Body of four local schools and has served as a Non-Executive Director of Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust and South and East Dorset Primary Care Trust. Janet became Chairman of the Colehill Parish Council between 2003/5 and was the first woman to hold this position in the history of the Parish Council. Janet represented the Magistrates of Dorset on the Dorset Police Authority between 2001-2008 and has served as a Magistrate on the Dorset Bench since 1992.

Janet currently Chairs the Colehill and Stour Partners and Communities Together (PACT) Panel which assists in combatting crime in an area. Janet co-owned and ran an Employment Agency for sixteen years until 2001. Janet strongly supports the preservation of our Green Belt land here in Colehill.

Tel: 01202 884768   Email: [email protected]

Maria Roe - Councillor for Colehill

Maria is delighted to have been selected to stand for election as one of your Colehill councillors. She has dedicated her career to working with young people, especially those with special educational needs. The  right support is essential in order for them to flourish. Government cuts mean that councils are struggling to fund this vital support, Maria pledges to fight for this to be one of the priorities on the new Dorset Council.

Maria currently chairs Nightstop, an Action for Children project supporting young people with emergency accommodation. She also volunteers at the Priest’s House museum and Wimborne War on Waste. Maria feels that the protection of the environment is the biggest challenge facing us all, and that this must be at the centre of all Council policies.

She is hugely disappointed that the developments in Wimborne and Colehill do not include enough affordable housing for local people. She shares the concerns of local residents about building on the Green Belt, the lack of infrastructure, and the increase in traffic and congestion.

Tel: 01202 885319   Email: [email protected]