Details of the current East Grinstead Town Council members can be found below.
Cllr Margaret Belsey
Cllr Nick Hodges
Leader of the Council
Cllr Rex Whittaker
Jacqueline Beckford - Ashplats
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
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
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
John Dabell - Town North
“Wits End”, 43 Mindelheim Avenue, East Grinstead, RH19 3US
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
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
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.
Bob Mainstone - Imberhorne
Mallaig, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2DY
John O'Brien - Herontye
5 The Dell, East Grinstead, RH19 3XP
Frank Osborne - Imberhorne
Wisborough, Furze Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 2BQ
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
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
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
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
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
Norman Webster - Baldwins
7 Newlands Crescent, East Grinstead, RH19 1LF
NORMAN Webster is the Leader of the Conservative majority group on the Town Council. Born in Zimbabwe, he has lived in East Grinstead for 10 years and works for a national charity in London. 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
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
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.