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Ann Stribley MBE


Ann Stribley

First elected

21 Apr 1977

Council work

A list of committees and groups that Councillor Mrs Stribley is a member of can be viewed in the right hand column of this page.

Local Economy, Transportation Advisory Group, and Emergency Committee; Vice-Chairman of Dorset Fire Authority, Governor of Poole General Hospital and UK Delegate to the EU Committee of the Regions

Life away from Council

A former lecturer and businesswoman, a Magistrate for 21 years, a Harbour Commissioner for 15 years, Ann has been Councillor for Parkstone since 1977. Ann was Mayor from 1990 - 1991.

Ann was appointed MBE for services to the community in Poole in 2012

Poole favourites

Poole Harbour, its beaches and open spaces, Poole Quay and the Old Town


To ensure the Council continues to deliver excellent services in spite of severe financial restrictions; to see Poole evolve and develop as a town fit to face the challenges of the 21st Century.


Enjoying all the variety of facilities that Poole has to offer; seeing my children, grandchildren and other friends.


Sailing, swimming, gardening, DIY, reading, handcrafts, cooking.

Additional Information

Whilst on the Council I have served two terms as Chairman of Planning (1987-1991 and 2007-2011); was Conservative Group Leader 1996-2009, and Deputy Leader of the Council 2003-2009.

A Poole magistrate for 21 years, 10 of which were served as a Court Chairman.

A Poole Harbour Commissioner for 15 years.

Appointed to Dorset Police Authority in 1999, serving Vice-Chair of its Audit, Resources & Continuous Improvement Committee (ARCIC) until 2011.

Appointed to Dorset Fire Authority in 2011, serving as its Vice-Chairman since 2012.

Appointed a UK delegate to the EU Committee of the Regions in December 2009, sitting as a permanent alternate member on the Commission for Natural Resources (NAT).

Received the MBE for Services to Poole in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours list.


"It has been a huge privilege to serve the people of Poole over the years and to see the town and its residents flourish."


"With ever increasing financial restrictions, Poole Council must seek to find better and different means of delivering essential services.   It must listen carefully to residents and bring common sense into all decision-making – recognising what may be desirable is not always possible."

Contact Details


16 Milton Road
BH14 9QL

Email: a.stribley@poole.gov.uk

01202 732969 / 

07977 259017


Communities Overview and Scrutiny

Member Engagement Forum

Economy Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Emergency Committee

Full Council

Canford Cliffs and Penn Hill Area Committe

Named Substitute on Plannng Committee

Transportation Advisory Group

Supporting officer

Steve Ankers
Tel: 633048