John Pullen – Chairman

John Pullen

John Pullen has been a parish councillor since the Parish Council was established in 2008.

“I moved to Northwood some time ago prior to my retirement.

My wife and I have always liked the village and welcomed the opportunity to live here. My son and daughter, with their respective families, also live in close proximity. Two grandchildren attended Northwood Primary School.  My daughter Heather is a Health and Beauty lecturer at the Isle of Wight College and her husband is a teacher at Gurnard School.

I am Chair of the Northwood Community Partnership and the Chair of the Council of  Neighbourhood Watch for the Island. I assist in the setting up of new schemes and supporting existing ones. I was involved in Northwood becoming a No Cold Calling area, which I believe has worked well.  The Northwood WI Hall is now run as the Northwood Village Hall and I am, at present, the Chairman of that committee.

Being elected as a member of the Parish Council is something I am very proud of, and I will serve the people of Northwood to the best of my ability.”

  • Chairman of the Parish Council
  • Planning Committee
  • Precept Working Party
  • Community Emergency Management team
  • Staff Working Party

Northwood Community Partnership
Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils

The communications councillor

86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood, PO31 8PY.

Tel: 01983 641362


David Jaggar - Vice Chairman

David Jagger has been a parish councillor since June 2013.

Chairman of the Planning Committee

Staff Working Party

Community Emergency Management team

Community Waste Forum

4 The Ridge, Medham, PO31 8QN

Tel: 01983 280095


Margaret Clark

Margaret Clark has been a parish councillor since February 2018.

Planning Committee

The lead in promoting Northwood’s “hedgehog friendly” status

2 Mallard Point, Medham,  PO31 8QW

Tel 07900 902396


Keith Clatworthy

Keith Clatworthy has been a parish councillor since September 2019.

“I have lived in Pallance Road since 1987 and have seen many changes in that time, but I still call the BAE site Plessey!

Previously I lived in Cockleton Lane in Gurnard and have been married since 1982.

For the majority of my working life I was an IT specialist, but spent my final nine years working as an undertaker.”

Planning Committee

Deputy Representative on the IW County Show Committee

37 Pallance Road, Northwood, PO31 8LW

Mobile: 07425 145504


Mark Coventry

Mark Coventry has been a parish councillor since September 2018.

Planning Committee

Volunteer Tree Warden

Lower Luton Farm, Pallance Lane, Northwood, PO31 8PX.

Tel: 01983 299438


Paul Fuller

Paul Fuller

Paul Fuller has been a parish councillor since the Parish Council was established in 2008

“I live with my long-suffering wife, Karen in Oxford Street.

My family has lived in Northwood for many generations, and I returned to the area wanting to give my family a better life in 1999.

I became involved in public life because I felt elected representatives didn’t put the views of local residents first. Enthused by my attitude, I bizarrely became the youngest prospective Member of the European Parliament when selected by the Green Party in 1994!

On leaving ‘party politics’, I served as an Independent I.W. Councillor for Ryde between 1995 and 2001, increasing my majority on re-election in 1998. Between 2001 and 2005, I became a Cowes Town Councillor, and Gurnard Parish Councillor since 2005.

In Northwood I have served Northwood Residents’ Association and was privileged to enthusiastically chair the Northwood Community Partnership and Village Management Committee. I coordinated the Northwood Parish Plan and aspired to ensure those activities were motivated and transparent.

I also serve as a Justice of the Peace, Northwood School Governor, helped form Island Governors and recently the Friends of Northwood Cemetery.

My main interests include Transport, Planning, improving Youth Facilities, Leisure and the Environment. I endeavour to be a good listener and to act in accordance with views put. If I fail to live up to your expectations, I deserve to be given a hard time! “

Planning Committee

​Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils – Deputy

Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard Community Transport Forum

45 Oxford Street, Northwood, PO31 8QA

Tel: 01983 289595


John Nicholson

John NicholsonJohn Nicholson has been a parish councillor since May 2013.

“I was born and grew up in Gurnard, educated at Holy Cross, East Cowes, then St John’s College, Southsea, spending my weekends at Gurnard Sailing Club. It was whilst living in Gurnard that I ventured into starting my own construction company, after some years of working for Island Builders and on their DOE gang, doing restoration work. For a number of years, I lived in Moorgreen Road, with my first partner, and expert cook, Dawn McIntyre, and where I further developed my business; then, when I moved to Northwood, my business went to the small industrial estate at Three Gates Road However, after a fire that destroyed everything, I moved it to my home in Pallance Road, before finding a suitable premises at Forest Road, where it is based today, and I now live in Pallance Lane (2 degrees colder and a lot quieter!) with my beautiful Cuban born wife, Oleima, and family.

Those who know me will also know that I am an avid Real Ale fan, having been Chairman for the local CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch for many years. CAMRA is, probably, the world’s most successful consumer campaign, and has resulted in the wonderful and diverse range of purely British Real Ales that we enjoy today. Under my Chairmanship, the IW branch have been innovators on a national scale, including being the first branch to form a liaison with the local Police Licensing Office, a relationship which the police have grown to find most useful and productive.

Apart from family life, I also hold an interest in yoga, psychology and eastern mysticism (something that is being recognised as having great significance as our western scientific progress increasingly confirms ancient knowledge and wisdom).

It was at the invitation and instigation of my friend Roger Mazillius that I decided to take on the role of Councillor, having had no political experience before. As owner of my own Company, I am used to dealing with people and solving “seemingly unsolvable” problems. During the election campaign, I really enjoyed meeting and talking to local people while out canvassing.

For me, now, it is about finding a balance between my duties as Councillor and responsibilities at work and maintaining a life at home with the ones I love.

Planning Committee

Precept Working Party

Staff Working Party

Community Emergency Management team

Northwood Community Partnership

The Age Friendly Champion for Northwood

Representative on the IW County Show Committee

Sunnyside, Pallance Lane, Northwood, PO31 8LT

Tel: 0791875 7843


Claire Roche

Claire Roche has been a parish councillor since October 2018.

Planning Committee

Precept Working Party

Representative to  attend meetings of the Police and Community Together (PACT)

3 Wroxall Close, Northwood, PO31 8AQ

Tel: 07808 196033


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