BETCHWORTH PARISH COUNCIL BIOGRAPHIES


Councillor Julie HardyChairman Julie Hardy Married to Charles, they have three sons and have lived in Betchworth for 15 years. Julie joined the Parish Council in October 2004. She is the Parish Councillor on the Family Activities Betchworth & Buckland and has a particular interest in health issues.






Councillor Ian WilsonVice chairman and councillor Ian Wilson has lived in Betchworth for 26 years. He is passionate about his family and friends, education, the environment, the community he lives in…and his garden. He taught science in Surrey for 37 years and is now embarking in a new career as a science educational consultant. “Being a Parish Councillor (since May 1987) can be blood, sweat, tears, fun...and very rewarding”
He is a member of the Finance Group and a Parish Council representative on the Village War Memorial Hall committee

 
Councillor Charmian Stow
Councillor Charmian Stow is married to Adrian and has lived in Betchworth for over 40 years, bringing up three children and enjoying five grand children. She is particularly interested in encouraging the preservation of the rural atmosphere of this very special village and encouraging opportunities that would lead to the next generation being able to enjoy the traditions and lifestyle that has been our privilege. Charmian’s other interests include equestrianism – she is a judge and examiner- and gardening.
She is the Parish Council representative for the Betchworth & Buckland Society

Councillor Hilary Edwards

Councillor Hilary Edwards has lived in Betchworth for over 23 years. She is married to Graham with one teenage son, Alfie and one black Labrador, Ted. Alfie attended The Acorns School and for a few years Brockham School. She works as a Project Director in the Corporate live events industry. Interests include running, films and travel.
Of particular interest is the preservation of the rural heritage of the village, and wherever possible to prevent too much urbanisation.


Councillor Ian DocwraCouncillor Ian Docwra Married to Debbie, we moved to Betchworth two years ago from Epsom. Working at Canary Wharf means I am one of the select band who commute from Betchworth station! I have a particular interest in planning and rural/green space preservation and my numerous pastimes include gardening, photography and playing racket sports.

Martin Higgins
Councillor Martin Higgins was brought up in Brockham but moved to Betchworth in 1992. His three children attended first Acorns and then Brockham School. Past roles in support of the community include involvement with the children's nursery, school governor, the church, the Golden Jubilee celebrations and the parish plan. Passions include the natural environment, old buildings, bellringing and gardening. His biggest hate is the incremental urbanisation of the countryside.
 
 

Councillor Colin Rogers - details to follow
 
 
 


Clerk Adria KinlochClerk, Marion Hallett. Prior to moving to Betchworth, Marion lived in London and worked as a PA in the private sector for a number of years.  She is very fond of Betchworth and enjoys being part of the village community.  Marion and her husband Tim have two young children who attend the local school.

She Is the ninth Parish Clerk since the Council began in 1894.

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