Cllr Ian Humphreys
Ian was elected to the council in 2019 and was elected Vice Chairman in September 2020.
Ian is a member of the following groups:
- Planning Committee
- Asset Management - Chairman
- Parish Emergency Plan Working Group
- Environmental Working Group
- Neighbourhood Plan
- Parish Footpaths Working Group
- Planning Reform Working Group
- Ian is also the Parish Paths Liaison Officer.
Cllr Humphrey's Register of Interests
Ian grew up in North Wales, moving to Somerset in 1987 after spending 4 years at the University of Birmingham, gaining degrees in Physics and Astrophysics and Computer Science. In 1988 he joined Thorn EMI in Wells, working primarily in naval electronics and software. When the site closed in 2010 he used the opportunity to set up his own engineering consultancy business. He joined SCOPC at the 2019 elections to help put something back into the community that had become a much loved home. He moved to his current address in South Horrington in 1999.
Ian has two great passions. As a life-long distance runner, he is a coach and chair of Mendip Athletics Club, and has held positions at county and SW committee level within the sport. He organises events for the Mendip area junior schools and has been Race Director of the Glastonbury Road Run for the last 20 years. He is a national athletics official, appearing regularly at televised meetings and in January 2020 was appointed as chief timekeeper at a UK championship event for the first time.
Ian's other passion is Astronomy, and has both a back-garden observatory and a robotic telescope in the south of Spain, which is used for photography and some personal research projects. He has had photos published in print and on-line media and has given illustrated talks to astronomy clubs across the South West.
- 6 Nettle Combe View
South Horrington BA5 3QF
- 01749 675100