Councillors

Councillors may be contacted via the Parish Office in the first instance:

Lindfield Parish Council, Clock Tower House, Lindfield Enterprise Park, Lewes Road, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2LH

Tel: 01444 484115
Will Blunden

Will Blunden

Chairman

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Chairman: Environment & Amenities Committee
Member: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Planning & Traffic Committee, Complaints Committee

I am proud to be the local lad on the Parish Council. Lindfield born and bred. I now live in Pondcroft Cottages with my wife Sue. We have two daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson. Our eldest daughter works for the Environment Agency and our youngest is a teacher at Lindfield Primary School. I was elected on to the Parish Council in 1995. Currently I am Chairman of the Council, I also serve on the Finance and General Purpose Committee, Planning and Traffic Committee and I am Chairman of the Environment and Amenities Committee. I am also the President of The Lindfield Club, Chairman of the King Edward Hall Committee and Lindfield's Harbour Master. In the past I have served on the committee of the Lindfield School PTA, the Bonfire Society and the Horticultural Society. Having recently retired from full time employment I am able to devote more time to the Council. As a Parish Councillor I try to maintain a balance between upholding the traditions of the village and the development of new amenities for the benefit of all of the residents. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and walking.

 

Val Upton

Val Upton

Vice Chairman

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Member: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Environment & Amenities Committee, Planning & Traffic Committee, Complaints Committee

I was first co-opted onto Lindfield Parish Council in May 2003 and I am Vice Chairman of Council and a member of all three main Committees. I have lived in Lindfield with my husband for the last 32 years, but have had connections here all my life as my mother was born in the village. I am a member of All Saints Church Lindfield, where I am involved in many activities including helping at Noah’s Ark Tots group as well as helping at Good News Club on a Sunday. I recently retired from a full time Nurse Practitioner and a part time Stroke Co-Ordinator post at the Princess Royal Hospital after working in the National Health Service for 44 years. I have returned to the hospital as a volunteer. I enjoy walking, Caravanning and swimming. I represent the Council at Mid Sussex Older Peoples Council (MSOPC); I am now Vice Chairman of MSOPC as well as a Trustee and Director.

Mike Allen

Mike Allen

Member

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Chairman: Complaints Committee
Member: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Environment & Amenities Committee

I have, with my wife Mary, lived in Lindfield since the late 1980s and was first elected to the Parish Council in 1995. Our four children were educated locally and I sat on the governing bodies at two local schools for over a decade. I presently sit on Parish Committees of Finance and General Purposes, Environment and Amenities, Complaints and Full Council. These Committees reflect my local interest in finance, marketing and the environment. I have a varied work background across several industries from the private sector and a local government Unitary Authority.

Vacancy

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Judy Durrant

Member

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Member: Environment & Amenities Committee

Stephen Henton

Stephen Henton

Member

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Chairman: Finance & General Purposes Committee
Member: Environment & Amenities Committee

I have lived in Haywards Heath for about thirty years and moved to Lindfield in 2005. I spent my working life as a company secretary with major companies. I retired from my last job as Group Secretary in financial services with the M&G Group PLC and then spent several years working as a business consultant for the Institute of Directors. Locally, I am a member of the Lindfield Bowling Club. My interests include bowls, cycling, walking, music and current affairs. Now that I am fully retired, I would like to become more involved in village affairs and wish to put my skills to good use with the Parish Council. I am currently the Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

 

Margaret Hersey

Margaret Hersey

Member

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Member: Environment & Amenities Committee, Planning & Traffic Committee

I have been a Lindfield Parish Councillor since 1999, serving on the Planning and Traffic Committee and the Environment and Amenities Committees during this time. My further commitment within the community of Lindfield village is through serving Coombers Charity, set up many years ago for the benefit of village residents. I was a school governor for Lindfield Primary School for over ten years. I also represent the residents of Lindfield as one of the District Councillors, which enables me to have a greater overview in respect of strategic planning issues for the benefit of Lindfield residents.

Roger Pickett

Roger Pickett

Co-Opted Member

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Member: Finance & General Purposes Committee

Vice-Chairman: Environment & Amenities Committee 

Ron Plass

Ron Plass

Member

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Vice-Chairman: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Planning & Traffic Committee

I have been a Lindfield resident for 36 years with my wife Carolyn and our two children. I am a member of the Planning and Traffic Committee and Vice Chairman of the Financial and General Purposes Committee. My career covered many aspects of technical, commercial and general management, designing and developing medical plastic devices. Now, when not attending to Council business I can usually be found working as a volunteer on the Bluebell Railway, tending my allotment or walking the open spaces and sailing the coast of the South of England.

Sarah Richmond

Sarah Richmond

Co-Opted Member

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Member: Finance & General Purposes Committee, Planning & Traffic Committee

I have lived in the village since 2006, with two children attending local schools and am already involved in village life as a member of the Village Day and Village Run committee since 2011; both events raise significant funds for the King Edward Hall. I also have assisted with various parent-teacher association fundraising events at Blackthorns Community Academy. My professional background is within media and communications for both government and the charity sector and I have experience of some governance and reputational issues, running teams and oversight of budgets. I am keen to both preserve the character and spirit of Lindfield whilst also ensuring it is a vibrant place to live, with all the amenities that residents need and expect. 

Christopher Snowling

Christopher Snowling

Member

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Chairman: Planning & Traffic Committee
Vice-Chairman: Complaints Committee
Member: Environment & Amenities Committee

I have served on the Parish Council since 1995 and I am a member of the Planning and Traffic Committee and the Environment and Amenities Committee. I represented Lindfield on Mid Sussex District Council between 1976 and 2015. My wife and I originally moved to Lindfield in 1967.

Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Member

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Member: Full Council, Environment & Amenities Committee, Planning & Traffic 

I have lived in Lindfield since 1990. I am involved with All Saints church, and Lindfield Bowling Club, for 12 years. I enjoy singing, bowling, and being useful. I refuse to retire, and I am a Lollipop man on the Common for roughly 5 years. I litter-pick sometimes and I am keen on the village looking its best