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Friday October 31st 2014

Bletchingley Parish Councillors

Each has their own area of responsibility.  Together they will endeavour to meet the requirements of the residents and try to bridge the gap between the residents and the larger local authorities.

 

Sally-anne Ray (Chairman)

Sally.ray@btinternet.com

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Website/Publicity; CCTV

Sally-anne moved to Bletchingley in 2003 and works full time (sometimes more!) as the Commercial Director for a local satellite communication company in Merstham. Very keen on self-sufficiency she spends much of her spare time in her garden with her chickens and vegetables. Her ambition is to own and operate a wind turbine and vineyard and thereby produce electricity and wine for the village!.

Helped to raise funds for the Grange Meadow playground and Grange Meadow Crossing, and actively involved in the Go Ahead Bletchingley (GAB) campaign.

Ann Butler (Councillor)

annbutler@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Minerals, Environment, Tree Wardens, Village Hall Management Committee

Moved to Bletchingley with her family about 30 years ago, while an archaeological botanist at London’s Institute of Archaeology.  In 1984 she was elected to the Parish Council, and since then her main council responsibilities have concerned mineral workings and waste disposal and she is a parish Tree Warden. Past vice-chairman and chairman (1993-7) of the Parish Council. She was a governor of St Catherine’s School for many years. Now retired, currently she is a member of our local Historical & Conservation Society and Bletchingley WI and she sings with a local choral society.

Anthony Cock (Councillor)

anthonycock@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Finance, Insurance, Hevers Pond

Moved to Bletchingley when first married in 1965. Trained as a Chartered Accountant, now retired, first working in the City and then subsequently in Redhill so that I could pursue an evening career restoring clocks. I am the Independant Examiner for several Bletchingley charities and organizations.

 

Patricia Ann Glenn (Councillor)

patriciaaglenn@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Vice-Chairman, Cemetery, Footpaths & Bridleways / Outlying benches and BT Kiosk, Transport,

After living in several parts of the UK, moved to Caterham in 1979.  When my children became less dependent, I obtained an external law degree of the University of London and qualified as a solicitor in 1991, thereafter working in the city for a firm specialising in insurance law.  I moved to Bletchingley in 1998.  I walk regularly with East Surrey Ramblers and am a keen gardener.

 

Dick Kiss (Councillor)

dickkiss@bletchingely.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Parish Plan, Planning, Bus shelter, Village seats

Dick Kiss owes the best part of his education to Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts following which he spent his working life in the construction and exhibition industries as design director to a specialist contractor.   Living in Caterham since 1965 (or there-abouts), where he and his ex brought up two children, he moved to Bletchingley in 1999 after a short spell in Oxted and moved to his present address with his partner (and now wife) Alma in  04.    With no intentions of moving on, it is his opinion that Bletchingley is just the best place to live.

Helped to raise funds for the Grange Meadow Crossing, and actively involved in the Go Ahead Bletchingley (GAB) campaign.

Linda3Linda Baharier (Councillor)

lrbaharier@yahoo.co.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

I moved to Bletchingley with my son and late Mother. I combined working and caring for my Mother, and now run a small accounting company from home. I have always been interested in where I live and working with and for people to improve the facilities in our village, from growing as much of my own veg as possible to supporting local businesses.

 

Koula Crawley-Moore (Councillor)

koulacrawleymoore@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

I have been resident in Bletchingley for 18 years. I am a single working mother and have raised my two children who are now pursuing their university studies/careers. I am a qualified teacher, currently working for the Alternative Learning Community based in Crawley as an Associate ESOL Manager developing  learning programmes for hard to reach learners. I have recently become an allotment tenant which has given me the opportunity to meet lots of green fingered villagers.

Paul Tarrant (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Hevers Pond, Neighbourhood Watch & Police Liaison, Planning, Tilgate Common, Village Hall Management Committee

Spent his early career in Nepal working on development and aid projects delivering water and sanitation projects.  In 1987 moved back to the UK working in Redhill and living in Merstham.  In 1992 he married Fiona and moved to Bletchingley.  They have two children Emma and Justin who both attended St Catherine’s School in Bletchingley.  Both are now at St Bede’s in Redhill Emma in the lower sixth form and Justin in year 9.  Both Fiona and Paul are active in a number of organisations in Bletchingley including the Horticultural Society, Village Hall Management Committee Church and PCC and can usually be found at village events manning stalls or assisting with the catering.

Robert Trotman (Councillor)

roberttrotman@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Sports Association; Affordable Housing

Robert Trotman and his wife Katharine have lived in Bletchingley since 1968.  They have 4 grown up children, all of whom attended St Catherine’s School, Bletchingley and then Oxted County School.  He has been a member of the Parish Council since 1983 (chairman 1983-87 and 1999-2003).  He is currently chairman of the Bletchingley Sports Association, chairman of the Village Hall (Bletchingley) Trust and treasurer of the local Perkins Almhouse Trust.  He sings in the parish church choir and is a former churchwarden of the parish church.  His wife is a former governor of St Catherine’s School.

Kim Wantling

info@bletchingley.org.uk

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Clerk to the Parish

Moved to Bletchingley in 1996.  Have 2 children who attend the local school.  Took on the position of Clerk in February 2006 to enable me to work around my children rather than return to working in London.  Ran the local Bletchingley Infants and Toddler Group for 4 years until the end of 2009.  Assisted with the provision of the new playground at Grange Meadow in Bletchingley and helped set up and run the Bletchingley Youth Club.