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Three Legged Cross Ward

Councillor Martyn Hudson

Martyn Hudson


Councillor & Police Liaison Representative

c/o Town Council Offices
28 Vicarage Rd
BH31 6DR

In my professional and personal life, I am known as Martyn. In the music world, I am known as ‘Ric’. I don’t mind either, and respond to both.

I was born in Northampton, and ended up in Bournemouth, via Watford, in 1971, still living then with my parents who had bought and then ran Hurn Post Office for many years. I moved away from Bournemouth out to 3LeggedX with my wife, Sue Gardiner, in 2006 where we have lived ever since. It is a beautiful area to live in and we do so love it.

For 35yrs, I was an active member of Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate by Hurn Airport, playing and coaching both Hockey and Cricket up to County level, until physically unable to cope with the required commitment. I retired in 2008. I remain an active Golfer, and I am an Honorary Life Member at Somerley Park Golf Club, near Ringwood.

I am an active Musician, and currently play as a guitarist in a Verwood based ensemble known as ‘Fayrewood Convention’.

We have 2 cats, Bonnie & Clyde, and a competition horse called Saving Grace (Gracie), which my Wife competes in both X-Country and Show-Jumping.

Councillor Jane Russell

Jane Russell


Councilllor, Community Liaison Councillor Three Legged Cross, DAPTC Eastern Area, Rights of Way Representative, Three Legged Cross Village Hall, Transport Councillor

Vine Cottage
Verwood Road
Three Legged Cross
BH21 6RW

I was born and raised in London, where I attended school and university. From 1972, when I moved to Dorset, until 2005 when I retired early, I worked as a Software Engineer for BAE Systems at Christchurch (formerly Plessey, then Siemens). I have lived in Three Legged Cross since 1974.

I have been a member of Verwood Town Council, representing Three Legged Cross, since 2000 and have sat on all the main committees. I served as Town Mayor in 2006 and Deputy Mayor in 2017.

I am a member of the 3LX Community Fund Committee and Three Legged Cross Forum. I was a governor of Three Legged Cross First School for a number of years and a founder, treasurer and helper at Three Legged Cross voluntary Youth Club.

My main interests now are walking and gardening, although I have previously been a keen cruiser sailor and motorcyclist.