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Crawley Down Ward
Register of interests
Phillip Coote - Further Information
Phillip has lived in Worth Parish since 1967 - that is to say all his married life. He and his wife raised their children here.
Kerry Scott - Further Information
We moved to Crawley Down in 1996 from Worth and I have been a Councillor since 2015, Vice Chair of the Council for the last 2 years, and Chair of the Finance Committee for 4 years. I am also Leader of the Council Working Party that focuses on specific areas of improvement for Crawley Down Village.I devote considerable time and effort to my Council activities because the Village of Crawley Down is very important to my wife, Janet, and I and we want to maintain the quality of life here whilst improving opportunities for all residents, particularly the younger ones, to enjoy living here, and to benefit from sport and recreation.I am a committed Christian and serve on the PCC of St Johns Copthorne as Treasurer. I have also been part of the Open the Book Bible storytelling at Crawley Down and Copthorne Schools.
Perhaps I am best known as a keen golfer and member of several golf clubs including Copthorne. I have had the honour of playing for the Club, the County and and the UK on numerous occasions.Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel the Council can help in any way but beware, I might ask you to volunteer your time to make this happen.
07881 927 462
Peter Bingle - Further Information
I have lived in Crawley Down for twelve years. My four children were all educated locally. I am committed to keeping Crawley Down special whilst working to resolve those issues which need sorting. The village centre needs to be refreshed and eyesores need to be tackled. They are a blot on the local landscape.Over the last thirty years, I have been a senior political communications adviser and strategic counsellor. I have advised many of the UK's leading businessmen and their companies on their dealings with government. Over the last ten years, I have focused on the property, development and infrastructure sectors. I hope to use this expertise in property and planning for the benefit of the village and wider area.
Sue Kipps - Further Information
I worked in the Airline Industry BEA, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (Aircraft Technical Records and Warranty) for 35 years. I have lived in Crawley Down for 33 years and have enjoyed walking the many local public footpaths with my dogs. I have been a member of the Crawley Down Pond Environmental Group since it started and have been the Chairman for the last 13 years. The pond group has been on hold since Covid started. Hopefully in time I would like to see the Pond Group start up again, so watch this space.
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.
Alex Cruickshank - Further Information
I have lived in the village since 1978 and am passionate about Crawley Down and the surrounding area.
Tony Dorey - Further Information
I have lived in Copthorne with my wife for over 25 years and can unashamedly say that I love this village.
Eddie Lord - Further Information
My family have lived in Copthorne for the last 24 years and since retiring I have taken an active interest in the village, having previously run the Neighbourhood Watch and been part of the Local Action Team. I retain an interest in the Neighbourhood Watch by acting as the Co-ordinator for my road, and also serve on the Police Neighbourhood Panel for the Three Villages (Copthorne, Crawley Down and Turners Hill). I take an active interest in the Neighbourhood Planning Committee both for Crawley Down and Copthorne.
Andrew Dymond - Further Information
Having been a resident for over 33 years I thought it was time to put something back into the village I have so enjoyed being part of and so for the last four years I have represented Copthorne on Worth Parish Council.
I run my own company located in Borers Yard and employ several Copthorne residents.
I enjoy golf and am a member of the Village Club as well as supporting other local sports club activities.
Trevor Hodsdon - Further Information
I have lived in Copthorne since 1986. I am a member of St John's Church, the Copthorne Players and Copthorne FC Walking Football section. I believe in keeping our village community-based, whilst modernising facilities available to our youth and older residents particularly
Bob King - Further Information
I have lived in the village for the last 27 years, and have served on Worth Parish Council since 2019. My children grew up in the village and attended the local schools. I am a Trustee of the Village Hall and have helped organise the Carnival for 26 years. Also, I was on the Social Club Committee for 7 years and have been involved in many other village events. I am currently one of the organisers of Menshare, a local charity providing help to those with mental health problems.
Lauraine Stewart - Further Information
I moved to Copthorne over 20 years ago with my husband and have since brought up my two sons here. During this time, I have been the Register of Jack and Jill's Pre School, involved with both PTA's at the Infant and Junior School, followed by 7 years as Secretary of Copthorne Youth Football Club. More recently, I have been involved with organising events for the village. I also run a small business here in Copthorne and in my spare time I enjoy exercising, especially running and walking and I can often be spotted around the village!
Clare Pointer - Further Information
I have lived in Crawley Down majority of my life, I grew up here in the 1980’s and attended Burleigh Infants and Crawley Down C of E Junior School. When my Husband and I bought our first house, we initially lived in East Grinstead, but after 7 years were fortunate to find a house back in the village to make our home and are now raising our young family here. My children both attend the Crawley Down C of E School and my parents and one of my sister’s and her family still live in the village.
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