Graham Casella - Further Information
I moved to Copthorne in 1988, and have lived here ever since. I am married with three adult sons all of whom grew up in the village and went to the excellent village schools.
I run my own business as a self employed Financial Facilitator and have worked in the financial and insurance industry all my working life, which helps to give me an insight into the financial workings of the Council. Being self employed also gives me the flexibility needed to enable me to spend time on Council matters.
In the past I have served for a number of years as a parent governor of the village Junior School, and have currently sat as a member of Worth Parish Council for 6 years.
The big event in Copthorne each year is the Carnival, and it has been my honour to be chairman of the organising committee for a number of years during which we have expanded the event to provide a host of entertainment, and have enabled many village organisations to raise much needed funds every year. I also work on the committee of the Village Social Club, to help maintain another important village institution.