Colehill and Wimborne East

Janet Dover

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:



Maria Roe

Maria has dedicated her career to working with young people, helping them to transition into education, employment, or training. She believes that the right support at the right time is essential in order for young people to flourish, and guidance for them to make the right choices is important.  Cuts to youth support services has had an adverse affect on the most vulnerable young people and she promotes young people‚Äôs issues at Dorset Council at every opportunity.

Maria sits on the Place and Resources Overview Committee with Dorset Council and is the lead for the Liberal Democrats on the climate crisis, as she believes protection of the environment is one of the biggest challenges facing all of us. Dorset Council declared a climate change emergency in 2019 and she is pleased to see that it is now finally at the centre of all council policies.

Maria shares the concerns of local residents about building on the Green Belt and has worked hard to raise this as a major issue with the council.

Tel: 01202 885319   Email: