Councillor John Charles

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Party: Conservative

Division: Felpham

Contact information

Home address: 
57 Lay Road
Felpham, Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 7HU

Mobile:  07889 988612

Council email:

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Committee appointments

Term of office

  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional information

John Charles is a retired Detective Inspector in the Metropolitan Police Force after 30 years’ service.


His Council experience is over 20 years at both Horsham District Council and Arun District Council. He has covered mainly Planning and was Cabinet Member for planning at Arun. During his time at Horsham he was Chairman of the Council.


John has been an activist and campaigner for the Conservative Party since he was 17 and has campaigned over the years in many parts of the country from London to the Orkneys.


Since the age of ten he has been a musician, and still arranges music and performs. He is a President in the St John Ambulance Organisation.


John’s family circumstances changed in July 2020 when his beloved partner Hilary died suddenly, so he now lives alone. He has three children. His daughter Elizabeth is an Author, his son Stephen is a Sergeant-Manor in the Brigade of Guards, and his youngest daughter, Maureen, is a school Headteacher.


He also has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He has an extended family from Hilary’s previous marriage of a daughter and five grandchildren. John is proud of all his family.


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