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Monday December 4th 2023

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.

Ian Borman (Chairman)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Website/Revamp, Footpaths and Bridleways

Ian is a practicing solicitor, and works in London (when not in lockdown).   In his spare time he is also a Member of Council at Goldsmiths University.   He enjoys swimming, cycling, walking Chilli (the dog), and spending time with the family.  Ian is an amateur gardener and even more amateur apiarist (beekeeper).

Sally-anne Ray (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Website/Publicity; Traffic & Parking Incidents, Finance

Sally-anne moved to Bletchingley in 2003 and works full time (sometimes more!) as the Managing 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.


Dick Kiss (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Chair of Planning, Bus shelter, Village seats, Affordable Housing, Sports Association.

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 Bletchingley Village Fair. Is also managing the New Cemetery Extension project which will be ready by the end of 2020.

Linda3Linda Baharier (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Hevers Pond, NALC, Surrey ALC Ltd, CCTV, Affordable Housing

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.

Linda has also been very involved over the last few years in improving the facilities at both the Village Hall and Grange Meadow Sports Association where her expertise is fund raising and sheer persistence in getting things done.

Paul Tarrant (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Neighbourhood Watch & Police Liaison, Vice Chair for Planning, SpeedWatch, Tree Management, Cemetery

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 The Bletchingley Village School in Bletchingley. Both are now at university Emma at Cambridge and Justin at Cardiff. Both Fiona and Paul are active in a number of organisations in Bletchingley including the Horticultural Society, Village Hall Management Committee and PC and can usually be found at village events manning stalls or assisting with the catering.

Liz Sherlock (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Tag A-25, Minerals & Environment, Sibelco Liaison Community Group,  Spynes Mere Conservation Group, Quarry Observation Group, Air Quality

Liz moved into the village with her husband Paul and her 2 children in 2007, having previously lived in Redhill and Horley. They were also fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend 4 years living in Switzerland when the children were young, experiencing a different culture and pace of life. Prior to having children Liz worked in the head office of a national department store for 10 years and, more recently, was employed as an administrator for an adult education charity, 3 years of which was based at the former Adult Education centre in Stychens Lane. She has also volunteered in a number of roles including as a licensed chaperone with a local youth theatre group.

Barbara Wantling (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Affordable Housing, Stychens Lane Playground

Barbara is a teacher at a school in Reigate for children with severe learning difficulties. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking and visiting National Trust places. She has enjoyed living in Bletchingley for the past 30 years with her husband and three children. She cares about the village and it’s residents.

Janette Coulthard

Clerk to the Parish

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