Pauline Church

Pauline Church

About Pauline

Hello, I am Pauline Church the Wiltshire councillor for the Wilton ward, which from May 2021 will include the town of Wilton and the villages of Quidhampton and Netherhampton. I also sit as a member of Wilton Town Council.

Since becoming elected in 2017 I have had the opportunity to lead the following portfolios at cabinet level – Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Salisbury Recovery, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills and I currently hold the post of Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Commercial Investment, affectionately known as ‘Wiltshire’s Chancellor’! I am also the chair of Conservative Womens Organisation in Wiltshire which encourages more women and young people into political life.

I own and run a shop in Wilton (Paloma Lily) and have done so for the last 8 years allowing flexibility to also work as an elected member. Before this I was Vice President in Global Trade Operations at JPMorgan and have spent my corporate career in banking and finance. I have lived in the Salisbury area for over 45 years including Wilton, Great Wishford, Salisbury city centre, Harnham, Fovant and Alvediston and attended Westwood St Thomas school. My partner, Richard, helps run the shop so I can be an active councillor and we have one daughter and an Irish terrier called Rupert. In my spare time I like to socialise with friends, travel and listen to music. 

Wilton is like no other community – it is diverse, inclusive, friendly and is anchored in a sense of history. For a town of its size it punches above its weight – it has factories, farms, a shopping centre, tourist attractions, weekly market, a sheep fair, a trading estate, fire station, numerous churches, the infamous Wilton House, a library, veterans accommodation and numerous hotels, shops and pubs. I am committed to the long term, social and economic future of Wilton and have been integral in the drive to re-open Wilton Railway station and helping our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am committed to help drive down speed on our roads, ensuring the area is free from litter and pot holes and supporting our businesses to thrive.

I will work to ensure Quidhampton has the speed mitigation measures it needs for Lower Road and the A3094 and represent the community of Netherhampton village in the challenging times ahead with regards to the development to build 640 new homes.

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