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Councillors

Details of the current East Grinstead Town Council members can be found below.

Town Mayor

Cllr Nick Hodges

Deputy Mayor

Cllr Dick Sweatman

Leader of the Council

Cllr Rex Whittaker

Leader of Minority Party

Cllr Mrs Jacqueline Beckford

Council Members

Jacqueline Beckford - Ashplats

07727 601830

j.beckford@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

JACKIE Beckford is a well known community campaigner, and chairman of her own charity Carib Aid which supports children, young people and families. She is passionate about meeting the needs of local residents, capitalising on her knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector countywide. She has extensive experience in all aspects of law, having worked in the profession for 17 years.

Margaret Belsey - Baldwins

Gotwick Farm, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3PP

01342 321574

m.belsey@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

MARGARET Belsey, who runs a family business in the town and has worked for several local charities, believes strongly in community responsibility and is looking forward to the challenge that being a councillor brings. She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family, including her 16-month-old granddaughter.

Liz Bennett - Ashplats

39 Copse Close, East Grinstead, RH19 3EF

01342 301007

l.bennett@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

LIZ Bennett has lived in East Grinstead all her life. A former pupil of Halsford Park and Sackville schools, she lives with her two daughters in Ashplats Ward where she is chairman of the Local Action Team. In addition to her duties as a town councillor, Liz is also a councillor on both Mid Sussex District and West Sussex County Councils.

Heidi Brunsdon - Imberhorne

83 Blount Avenue, East Grinstead, RH19 1JN

07889 837362

h.brunsdon@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

John Dabell - Town North

“Wits End”, 43 Mindelheim Avenue, East Grinstead, RH19 3US

01342 317745

j.dabell@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

JOHN Dabell has lived in East Grinstead for 23 years and, following a successful business career, now works at Imberhorne School. He is a committed Christian who is heavily involved in the community and volunteers as a governor at Queen Victoria Hospital and Felbridge Primary School.

Danny Favor - Ashplats

7 Barn Field Place, East Grinstead, RH19 3FD

01342 410244

d.favor@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

DANNY Favor is an ophthalmic nurse practitioner at the Queen Victoria Hospital. He graduated in the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and continued his studies as a specialist ophthalmology nurse at King's College, London. Danny has lived in East Grinstead for more than 11 years and is active in numerous community organisations.

Nick Hodges - Baldwins

Wellbourne, 75 Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2EP

01342 300113

n.hodges@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

NICK Hodges was born and raised in East Grinstead and is a former pupil of St Mary's and Sackville schools. He is now a partner in a solicitors practice in Redhill, and like the rest of his family Nick, his wife and their daughter, still live in East Grinstead.

INDEPENDENT
Bob Mainstone - Imberhorne

Mallaig, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DY

01342 326454

b.mainstone@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

John O'Brien - Herontye

5 The Dell, East Grinstead, RH19 3XP

07771 871110

j.obrien@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

Frank Osborne - Imberhorne

Wisborough, Furze Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2BQ

01342 322646

f.osborne@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

FRANK Osborne has spent many years serving as a town and district councillor, and is now back looking forward to contributing to the work of the new Town Council. A former Mayor, he has always taken an active role in the community and has a special interest in East Grinstead's musical activities.

Adam Reeves - Town South

The Spinney, Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4LZ

01342 887635

a.reeves@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

ADAM Reeves first came to East Grinstead when he was 21, and worked in banking before running one of the largest independently-owned financial services companies in the south east. Adam says he is “passionate about entrepreneurial small business success”, and feels East Grinstead is “a great place to live and work”.

John Saull - Herontye

Little Beeches, Woods Hill Lane, Ashurst Wood, RH19 3RF

01342 822712

j.saull@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

JOHN Saull, who has three children with his Argentinian wife, has lived in Ashurst Wood for the past 30 years. He worked for A V Roe, and the Air Registration Board/Civil Aviation Authority, Safety Regulation for 32 years. Having retired in 1995 as head of operating standards, John continues to participate in civil aviation safety initiatives for International Federation of Airworthiness and sits on several aviation organisation boards/committees.

Tony Scott - Ashplats

Flat 2, 26 Railway Approach, East Grinstead, RH19 1BP

01342 325045

t.scott@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

TONY Scott has lived in East Grinstead all his life. An avid member of the town rugby club, he was captain for 14 years and now coaches the youth section. Single, with a grown-up daughter, Tony works as southern area manager for Checkmate Fire Solutions.

Garry Sillitoe - Worsted

3 Farm Close, East Grinstead, RH19 3QQ

07771 892113

g.sillitoe@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

Garry Sillitoe moved to the newly-built Estcots estate in East Grinstead 32 years ago. Married with two grown-up sons, who both attended Sackville school, Garry worked at Gatwick Airport in various ground operation roles, including ten years as an Operations Manager for several aircraft handling companies. Garry subsequently opened an estate agency in East Grinstead High Street which he sold in 2009, but remains a self-employed estate agent.

Dick Sweatman - Herontye

81 Estcots Drive, East Grinstead, RH19 3YW

01342 322743

d.sweatman@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

Norman Webster - Baldwins

7 Newlands Crescent, East Grinstead, RH19 1LF

01342 317806

n.webster@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

NORMAN Webster was born in Zimbabwe and has lived in East Grinstead for 10 years. He is a former governor at Sackville School and belongs to Trinity Methodist Church. He has lived with arthritis since he was 11 and is involved with several related charities.

Rex Whittaker - Imberhorne

11 The Stennings, East Grinstead, RH19 1PF

01342 302515

r.whittaker@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

REX Whittaker has lived in East Grinstead for 24 years, and his two sons both attended Sackville school. He commutes to London working for a planning and construction company, and is actively involved with East Grinstead Rugby Club as Membership Secretary and First Team Manager

Peter Wyan - Town South

7 Clays Close, East Grinstead, RH19 4DJ

01342 313985

p.wyan@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

PETER Wyan is now retired after more than 40 years in commerce. He is married to Diane and has lived in East Grinstead for almost 20 years, raising 3 children who attended either Imberhorne School or Sackville College.