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

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

4 The Ridge, Medham, PO31 8QN

Tel: 01983 280095


Steph Burgess

Steph Burgess has been a parish councillor since May 2021.

“I am local. I live in Northwood and previously lived on the Westbury Estate, backing onto the fields of Lanesend Primary School, which my stepson attended.

I am a teacher and grew up on the Island.  My mum is still here, my children attend schools here and I run and walk our dog on the same streets that you do.”

Planning Committee

The Age Friendly Champion for Northwood

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

80 Nodes Road, Northwood, PO31 8AE

Tel 293907  Mobile 07968 038714


Mark Coventry

Mark Coventry has been a parish councillor since September 2018.

Planning Committee

Deputy representative on the Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils

Representative on Royal IW County Show 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

Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard Community Transport Forum

45 Oxford Street, Northwood, PO31 8QA

Tel: 01983 289595


Richard Martin

Richard Martin has been a parish councillor since September 2021.

I live in Newport Road with my wife Cheryl, who grew up in Coronation Avenue. Our grandson is a third-generation attendee at Northwood Primary School.

I have spent the last 32 years working within the education sector – primarily overseeing the facilities, finances, and human resources management at a number of independent schools. I currently work part-time at a local Special Needs school as their Health & Safety Officer.

Amongst many of my interests is being a charity trustee for the Green Island Holiday Trust that provides summer holidays for people with disabilities. My other interests include playing guitar with my grandson followed by rugby and judo.

I became a Parish Councillor to be able to offer help and guidance to benefit the people of Northwood. More importantly, to ensure that the local community have an influence in much wider decisions being made on the Isle of Wight.

Planning Committee

406 Newport Road, Northwood, PO31 8PP

Tel: Home – 339870 Mobile – 07961 829159


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

Sunnyside, Pallance Lane, Northwood, PO31 8LT

Tel: 0791875 7843


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