Councillors

Carol Dutton

I would like to be a Councillor because I feel that it is important that this lovely village is represented by someone who understands the issues of village and rural life with no hidden agenda.    My 3 children were pupils at Balcombe primary school as were my father and I.  My grandchildren will also be attending.   I play an active role in our family dairy farming business and have recently set up a horse livery business.  I was instrumental in starting up and running a social club in the village for people with care needs as well as a club for people with dementia.    I have been an active member and supporter of many village clubs including Cricket, Stoolball, Badminton, playgroup, Royal British Legion and Social Club.   To become a Parish Councillor requires open-mindedness, tact, local knowledge and common sense. I feel that I am well placed to serve.

Email: carolannedutton@hotmail.com  Tel No: 01444 811010

 

Martin Flint

I have lived on Stockcroft Road with my wife, Sarah, and our two children for almost 10 years. Having grown up in a small village with a strong sense of identity and community, I see the same qualities in Balcombe.   I would work hard to represent the views of all residents to ensure the village retains these core values regardless of the issues and challenges that we may face.    I would hope to bring objectivity and integrity to the role to complement the skills I have developed working as a Chartered Accountant.

Email: martin.flint4@btinternet.com   Tel No: 01444 811518

 

Nicky Gould

Our vibrant village does not happen by accident: I believe that living in a community means actively contributing to it.  I now have the time and commitment – with experience of the village, having been involved in the organization of several village events, including the fete.  Previously my career was in client and business development and as a business owner.     I would ensure Balcombe maintains and enhances the facilities, environment and housing available for children, families, singletons and retirees alike;  while ensuring the village remains a safe and attractive place to live.     Somebody needs to do it!

Email: nicky.gould@btinternet.com  Tel No: 01444 811708

 

Simon Greenwood

As the longest serving Parish Councillor I pay tribute to the outgoing council members who have been the most effective and hard working that it’s been my pleasure to work with. Representing the residents of a vibrant village in pleasant surroundings, which have made Balcombe a desirable place to live, is usually a pleasure but was marred by the unwarranted and unpleasant invasion by an ill-informed rent-a-mob who could not differentiate between an oil well in limestone and a gas well in shale. I hope to continue to work for the best interests of the whole parish.

Email: simon@sgwood.co.uk   Tel No: 01444 811371

 

Lisa Greer

I am a mother of two children at Balcombe School and work as an HR Manager for a City-based management consultancy.    Working part time provides me with the opportunity to support the community – over the past 7 years I have worked on the Tiggers Committee as HR Advisor and assisted the School PTA.    My integrity, professional negotiation skills and knowledge of the planning process from renovation projects are qualities I believe would help ensure that Balcombe remains an inclusive, friendly and safe community for everyone – with the right amenities and fabric for all our residents to thrive in.

Email:  lisagreer@btinternet.com  Tel No: 01444 811191

 

Neil Lindsay-Stewart

I was fortunate to have grown up in the thriving village of Balcombe.  Having served as a Metropolitan police officer, mainly in the Mounted division, I returned to the village with my family in 2007.   I completed a course in Environmental Conservation and I am currently working as a self-employed horticulturalist.  I’m passionate about preserving the countryside and its rural traditions.   I would come with an open mind and be prepared to listen to matters that concern the people of Balcombe.

Email:  n.lindsay-stewart@hotmail.com  Tel No: 01444 811699

 

Max Preston Bell

I have lived in Balcombe since 1999 having moved here from Sevenoaks with Nicola and our two boys who have now flown the nest.   I am an accountant by qualification (FCMA) and have spent most of my career in the Investment Management and Life & Pensions industry.   As a member of the Victory Players, the Balcombe French Association, the Fete Committee and latterly Balcombe Community Pub Ltd I have become progressively more and more involved in various aspects of the village.

Email: max@stumblet.co.uk   Tel No: 01444 811712

 

Charles Metcalfe

I have now lived in Sussex for almost half my life, the last 12 years in Balcombe. Here in the busy south east of England, I recognise that we shall have to build a few more houses. But I want to ensure that we don’t lose Balcombe’s character, its clean air, its beautiful landscapes.  I’ll do my best to fight for Balcombe’s tranquillity and transport links, and to keep the village looking good, with a vibrant community life. I have served as Chairman of Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association, and am a keen member of the Victory Players.

Email:  charlesmetcalfe@btopenworld.com   Tel No: 01444 811682

 

Alison Stevenson 

Moving to Balcombe in 1971 I grew up here. A Parish Councillor for 12 years, the last 4 as chairman, I have built up a network of relationships with partner organisations and seen many village projects to fruition.  Married with two children, my husband runs Balcombe cubs.  A Civil Engineer by profession I specialise in major road schemes.  Recently completing the A23 Handcross widening scheme I now work in Tonbridge on the A21.    Interests for next Council are; finishing and implementing the Neighbourhood Plan bringing affordable housing and funding infrastructure improvements, traffic calming, village centre, parking and expanding commercial vitality.

Email: alison.m.stevenson@btinternet.com  Tel No: 01444 811676

 

Sue Taylor

I’m a chartered accountant, approachable and hard-working. I and my partner
Stuart Gregory have lived in Balcombe for eight years. I manage the parish
magazine advertising. As Vice-Chair of FFBRA, I have been involved in the
campaign to keep the oil industry out of Balcombe. I write the FFBRA
newsletter. I’m also concerned about the state of pavements, and am against the
Gatwick 2 extension. I shall strive to obtain grants to help local
organisations, and work on neighbourhood planning. I am happy to help in any
way. I want transparency in local government and representation for all.

Email:  suetaylorbalcombe@gmail.com   Tel No: 01444 819239

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