To find out who is your Parish Councillor, please click here to open the Ward map to locate in which ward you reside, then look at the list of Parish Councillors below to find out who covers your ward.
Cranleigh West Ward
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Liz has lived in Cranleigh with her family since 1992. She became a ParishCouncillor in May 2015 and a Borough Councillor in Dec 2016. Always actively involved in the community as a keen volunteer, in her early days she was Chair of the Friends of St Cuthbert Mayne Primary School, where both her, now grown-up, sons attended, and also Chair of Cranleigh Rugby Club (Mini and Junior sections). She managed Surrey girls' rugby and was actively involved in RFU initiatives to expand participation in sport for young people across the county. She has taken an active role in many local campaigns and was a founder member of Cranleigh Civic Society. She is passionate about empowering young people to become involved in local decision making and helped set up the Cranleigh Youth Council. More recently she spearheaded the Friday Night Project Youth Club and Chairs the Centenary Garden Working Party and Neighbourhood Plan Committee.
Hannah had the majority of her schooling in Cranleigh and has lived here most of her adult life, raising two, now adult, children here and currently seeing her young granddaughters thrive living in the village.
Her career started at St Joseph’s School in Cranleigh where she worked for 8 years while working voluntarily for the youth service, assisting in running the Cranleigh youth clubs. She went on to work for the YMCA in Guildford then West London, managing the provision and delivery of youth and community work. The daughter of a local farmer Hannah cares greatly for the welfare of all animals and the protection of our countryside as well as protecting our services and seeing Cranleigh continue to thrive.
Cranleigh Rural Ward
Nigel moved to Cranleigh in 2010 from Holmbury St Mary with his wife, Jackie, and their two children. They attended Park Mead and Glebelands school where he became Chair of the Parents’ Forum in 2011 overlapping this with his appointment as a Parent/Vice chair of Governors. He was elected Chair from 2019/20 academic year forward. Nigel enjoys working with young people, first coaching Ewhurst Junior Football teams and now running a Rock Club, Percussion Club and the Orchestra at Glebelands, on three days each week.
After a career Leading Consumer Marketing for a Global Financial Services company, he recognised the importance of IT platform growth for the future and moved over into International Management Consulting and IT systems solution design. In his first term, he will learn how to bring his experience to support Cranleigh via the Parish Council and is keen to help in anyway he can, although communication is high on his list of priorities along with attracting employers and businesses to grow and support community services within the council’s remit.
Cranleigh East Ward
07801 599 388
Angela has a background in Investment Banking Operations and has lived locally with her husband and three school-aged children for 8 years. She serves as a School Governor, Chairman of a School Fundraising Committee and is actively involved in local Amateur Dramatics. Angela values the unique qualities and characteristics of Cranleigh Village. She looks forward to assisting on the Neighbourhood Plan Committee and working as part of a dedicated team serving the residents of Cranleigh.
James has lived in Cranleigh for over forty years, attending school in Cranleigh and later going on to university to study biology and then law. James is married to Gayle and they have two young daughters who both attend school locally. James runs a small business based in Cranleigh and he is very interested in nature and the environment, as well as science and politics. James often escapes the pressures of a busy work and family life in his garden, where he has for the past couple of years kept bees, and where he can often be found enjoying a cup of tea and eating honey on hot buttered toast! James saw the chance to join Cranleigh Parish Council as an opportunity to become more involved in local matters affecting Cranleigh.“Our village is set to grow and change enormously within the next few years and Cranleigh Parish Council is working hard to try to ensure that those changes do not adversely affect the residents or the facilities available to the residents of Cranleigh. I am pleased that I have been allowed the opportunity to be more involved, and hopefully I can be instrumental in supporting residents and making Cranleigh an even better place to live and work now, and for future generations”.
Rosemary moved to Cranleigh with her husband and four children in 1974. All of her children attended local schools and now four of her grandchildren are currently attending the same schools. Rosemary taught science at Glebelands for 26 years and she continues to teach with Surrey County Council. As a member of the Cranleigh Baptist Church, she organised, with her husband, an open youth club for 7 to 11 year old children for a number of years. Rosemary and her family chose to live in Cranleigh because it offered a good variety of shops, a village hospital, good schools and excellent recreational facilities, but retained its village character, surrounded as it is by superb countryside.
Richard has lived in Cranleigh for 12 years. He works as a space research scientist for University College London at a laboratory in Holmbury St Mary. He is currently a member of the Finance and Planning Committees. Apart from serving on Cranleigh Parish Council for four years he has also served as Parish and Borough Councillor for a village in the Midlands. He and Sally have two children who both attended school in Cranleigh.
Cranleigh North Ward
I've lived in and around Cranleigh for over 52 years, growing up and attending schools in Cranleigh East. At school, I was a keen football player for Glebelands, Ewhurst boys club and played for various other clubs around the village until I was 30. I then took up competing in nationally organised half marathons and training in the gym and along the Downslink, running with my dog Taz. I have owned and run businesses in Cranleigh and participated in local charitable events since the age of 10. My first being a 20 mile sponsored walk to help fund the building of Cranleigh Leisure centre. Having learned of the current planned growth for Cranleigh and surrounding villages and having been around to witness the effects of the growth of Cranleigh during the 60's and 70's, I have been working hard with local Groups over the last 5 years to persuade planning decision makers of the necessity of paying attention to flood risks and the damage causes to the local environment, business and quality of life in general when the associated infrastructure for house building is not properly included in the development plans. As a Councillor I will continue working to protect Cranleigh's local environment and village feel.