Members for Three Legged Cross Ward

Martyn Hudson, Jane Russell

Martyn Hudson


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.


Register of interests
Pecuniary interests as required by the Localism Act 2011
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Jane Russell

I was born and brought up in London where I went to school and then university.

From 1972, when I moved to Dorset, until 2005, when I took early retirement, I worked as a Software Engineer for BAE Systems at Christchurch (formerly Plessey, then Siemens).

I have lived in Three Legged Cross with Vic Redpath since 1974.

I am interested in learning foreign languages and using them when on holiday in Europe.

We have a sailing boat which we keep at Christchurch during the summer and use most weekends and for short holidays when we have time.


I served as Town Mayor in 2006 and Deputy Mayor in 2017

Register of interests
Pecuniary interests as required by the Localism Act 2011
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Full Council Meeting - to be held on 23rd April 2019 at 7.30pm at the Town Council Offices

Notices of Uncontested and Contested Elections
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Mineral Site Consultation Response
A copy of the Town Council's response to the Horton Heath mineral site consultation January 2019
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