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Thursday December 13th 2018

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)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Website/Publicity; CCTV

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.

Ann Butler (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Minerals, Environment, Tree Wardens, Tag A-25

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)

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)

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)

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 Bletchingley Village Fair

Linda3Linda Baharier (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Cemetery, Sports Association, Village Hall.

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.

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

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 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.

Robert Trotman (Councillor)

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.

Liz Sherlock (Councillor)

Specific Parish Responsibilities

Tag A-25, Environment, Stychens Lane Playground, Allotments

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.

Kim Wantling

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.  Instrumental in setting up the Friends of Grange Meadow to help raise funds for the provision of the new playground at Grange Meadow in Bletchingley.

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