Members (Council)

Clerk: Joanna Ramsay

I have just taken on the role of Parish Clerk, starting on the 1st September 2020.  I have a local government background having worked for several councils in finance and administrative roles working my way eastwards from Plymouth City Council to Hampshire County Council. Since September 2019 I have been working as a Parish Clerk in Dorset and have altered my career accordingly. Outside of work I am a creative person and enjoy making things through crochet, sewing, cross stitch, and baking. Mrs J Ramsay, Clerk to Ellingham,Harbridge & Ibsley Parish Council

Phone: 07840 146506

Where individual Councillor addresses are not available please contact them via the Clerk at ‘‘.

Councillor Lindsay Burtenshaw – Chairman.

Chartered Surveyor. Practised estate management in Sussex after graduating from Reading University in 1975. Moved to Hampshire in 1998 as resident land agent on Somerley Estate. Joined the Parish Council in 2008.

Now a freelance land consultant. Interested in all aspects of rural life.


Lindsay Burtenshaw



Councillor Roly Errington – Vice Chairman.

Freelance cameraman and lighting designer.

Born and lived in parish for many years. Parish councillor since 2006. Interested in engineering of all kinds, the New Forest and its wildlife.


Councillor Richard Loader

Has lived in Furzehill all his life. 

He is particularly concerned with small business in the Parish and the welfare of the Commons and wildlife



Councillor Laura Stainton-Burrell


Born in Lyndhurst and attended schools in Poulner and Ringwood.  Married with grown up children. Taught in a Bournemouth Primary School for 16 years and formerly worked in the National Health with people with specific learning needs.

Her family have a small business, Hockey’s Farm Shop, butchery and cafe and a small holding.  They also exercise our Rights to Common and Pannage.

Laura says “I have always loved the Forest and am a keen supporter of the area. I remain committed to its continued care and development for both young & older farmers and as an area of tourism; it’s a very beautiful place to live.”



Councillor Gordon Taylor

Gordon was co-opted in June 2018.

Currently a Vice President Marketing for a Medical Device company, Gordon has worked in Healthcare Marketing & General Management and lived & worked in many countries around the world for almost 20 years.   He also focuses on professional development and helping small businesses, with a Professional Certificate in Coaching at Henley Business School.   Also, Chair of Trustees for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.


Married to Fiona, a human & animal physiotherapist, with 3 teenage children, a horse, 2 dogs & 3 cats.  They have lived in Ibsley since 2010.

Gordon is particularly interested in the sustainability of the New Forest; the balance of maintaining the natural environment with thriving local small businesses and a strong community.



Councillor Emma Blake



Councillor Rupert Coutts


Councillor Alleyn Wilson

All Register of members’ interests forms can be viewed on the NFDC website ––Town-Council-Members-Register-of-Interests