Fran Carpenter – Hampshire County Council

Fran is the Hampshire County Council representative on the New Forest Access Forum. She represents the New Milton North, Milford On Sea and Hordle Division at the county council and is a New Forest District Councillor for Hordle Ward (which includes Everton & Tiptoe).

At the County Council, Fran is a member of the Health & Adult Social Care Select Committee and the Children & Young People Select Committee. At the district council, she is Vice Chair of the Communities & Leisure Panel and a member of the Environment Panel and Planning Committee.

With a district and county council area which includes residents of the New Forest National Park in both Tiptoe and Keyhaven, Fran has a strong interest in NPA issues and forest access issues generally. Fran is keen that her role on the NFAF will help to ensure that the forest, with all its unique flora and fauna, is respected by all, whilst wanting people of all ages to benefit from visiting, living and working there.