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Councillor Information

Your Councillors may be contacted by telephone via the Parish Office on 01903 746547.

Anna K M Worthington-Leese

Anna K M Worthington-Leese

Chairman

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I have lived in and around Storrington for over 40 years, having gone to school locally in Storrington and Steyning. On leaving university I worked in reinsurance, which I left when I had my first son to set up my own business as a freelance translator, which I still run now.
I joined Sullington Parish Council in 1991, having always been interested in local issues, with a special interest in planning. I have been on the planning committee since my first meeting, when I left as Chairman of the committee! For many years I was Vice Chairman of the Council – first Sullington and then, after the merger, Storrington & Sullington. I took over as Chairman in 2011 and continue to be on all of the committees and am involved with Council matters on a daily basis.

Lisa Wheatley

Lisa Wheatley

Vice-Chairman

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My Husband, son and I moved to Storrington in 2001. Although I enjoyed my career in retail management, I left that all behind in 1998 to bring up Dan. I now work in a busy village Estate Agents – a job I love.

I have been a Parish Councillor since 2004 and am currently the Chairman of the Recreation and Property Committee, with a special interest in youth provision and well-being. I feel very fortunate to live in Storrington and am passionate about protecting its heritage, history and green spaces. Being a Parish Councillor has increased my knowledge about the place in which I live and the people I live alongside. Over the years I have found the role varied, challenging, at times comical but ultimately rewarding.

Carol Brooker

Carol Brooker

I moved to Storrington two years ago having lived in Sussex most of my life. I have been a professional singer, air hostess, telecoms engineer and trainer and successful beauty spa owner and therapist. I am now semi-retired working from home and have the time to dedicate to the issues and concerns of my local community.

Cheryl Brown

Cheryl Brown

I moved from Brighton to Storrington with my partner and son in 2014 and we quickly discovered we had found a wonderful place to bring up a family., Whilst the village is thriving and busy, people still take time to talk to each other in shops and streets - such a contrast to city-life. The next year, I became a Parish Councillor because I hoped there might be something I could do to help Storrington & Sullington continue to grow while holding on to all the great things we have come to appreciate about it. My work is in research, international development and digital marketing and if you keep your eyes open, you might spot me at work in my office on West Street.

Joel Davis

Joel Davis

My wife and I have lived in Storrington since 2014. I work for an insurance brokers and have done so for 13 years and my wife works for a national charity. I grew up near Horsham and then lived and worked in London before moving back to West Sussex in 2005. I am currently serving on the Infrastructure, Communications and Environment Committee and have an interest to assist my fellow Parish Council members to make sure Storrington remains such a great place to live.

Robert Dent

My wife and I moved to Storrington in 2010, having previously lived in Southwater.
I was educated in South London and moved to Surrey with my parents on leaving school. I have spent my working life in the construction industry, working mainly as a Quantity Surveyor and Construction Director, before retiring in 2011. Our four children live in and around the home counties and we have two dogs.
My interests include golf, being a member of The Oaks, Horsham Golf Club, fishing, flying and walking the dogs. I am also a Chelsea Football Club ticket holder as well as a volunteer for the Chestnut Tree Hospice.
I joined the Parish Council in June 2015, principally to help maintain the excellent environment that Storrington provides. I have found the Parish Council hard working and conscientious and am pleased to serve on both the Recreation & Property and Planning Committees.

Richard Evea

My wife and I moved to Sullington 30 years ago with our two sons and it proved to be a wonderful place to live and bring up the boys. I have been a Secondary Head Teacher for 20 of those 30 years and am now retired. I served as a Trustee of the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre and have been Chair of Trustees at the Lodge Hill Centre.
I continue to play cricket for Watersfield and my other two main interests are photography and travel. My principal reason for joining the Parish Council is to provide whatever support I can for this hard-working group of people, in their mission to make sure that Storrington & Sullington continues to be such a good place to live.

Becky Gilligan

Becky Gilligan

I have lived in Storrington for just over 30 years. I have three young sons and have always shown great interest in local community matters. Storrington is a great place to bring up a family and I feel honoured to be serving on the local council and feel I have a lot to contribute. If I get any spare time, I enjoy long dog walks and curling up with a good book!

Alan Leslie Head

Alan Leslie Head

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I moved to Storrington in 1987 in one of many moves in a career in metals and plastics packaging manufacture here and abroad. And stayed. I’ve been a member of the Parish Council on and off since the late 1990's, serving on, sometimes chairing various committees, and a spell as council vice chairman.

I’ve also enjoyed around 20 years working with the Community Minibus.

Richard Patrick Hurley

Richard Patrick Hurley

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Having previously lived in Horsham for 31 years, after our two children moved into their own homes my wife and I moved to Sullington - nearly 4 years ago now. I really enjoy the village life and community atmosphere and when I had the opportunity to join the Parish Council nearly two years ago I was very pleased to do so.
I am on two of the Parish Council sub committees, a member of Sandgate Conservation Society, I help with the distribution of the 3 Heralds and am a supporter of Speedwatch which, as part of the Community Action Plan, I am pleased will be liaising with the PC to deter speeding through the Village.

Marie-Helene Jakob

Marie-Helene Jakob

My husband and I moved to Storrington with our young family in 2006. I have a background in business and economics and have worked as a management consultant and rural economist. For a few years I volunteered as the CPRE South-East regional chair and have also been a member of CPRE's National Policy Committee.
I was a member of the Economy and Business Focus Group working on the Neighbourhood Plan before joining the Parish Council in Summer 2015.

Richard David Jerman

Richard David Jerman

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I have lived in Storrington with my wife for 30 years. Prior to becoming a member of the Parish Council, for 3 years, I was one of the Storrington & Sullington Tree Wardens and at the same time the Editor and Trustee for the Sandgate Conservation Society.
I have been a Parish Councillor since May 2009, was the Vice-Chair of the Council from 2012 - 2015 and am also Vice-Chair of the Infrastructure, Communications and Environment and Planning & Development Committee.
I am a member of Chanctonbury Wine Club, a member of Storrington Horticultural Society and Storrington in Bloom Committee.
I enjoy travelling, photography, gardening, motor sport and am an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club!!!!!

Gail Kittle



I have lived and worked at Sullington Manor Farm, a beef and arable farm next to Sullington church, for 25 years where we brought up our two daughters.  The South Downs are an important asset for Storrington and Sullington Parish and for Horsham District and every year we are delighted to welcome over 800 visitors from all over the world to stay in our cottages.  We have recently revitalised the ancient barns of the medieval farmstead in response to an increased interest in the history of Sullington and greater leisure use of the South Downs.  I have a background in business including time as Operations Director at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.  I have worked full time in our own business for over 10 years.  I am eager to participate fully in community life and take an active part in the community of St Mary's Church, Sullington.  I am a member of Sandgate Conservation Society and the Storrington area committee for Family Support Work, a charity which exists to help and support families in difficulty in our local area.  I joined the hard-working Parish Council in 2014 to help ensure that Storrington continues to be a thriving, enjoyable and co-operative place to live and work.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis



A resident since 2009 and Parish Councillor since 2012, Mark is now semi-retired, managing a few business interests in London related to interior architecture and design, whilst developing his interest as a bespoke furniture designer and a three dimensional artist.  As an active and concerned local resident, Mark has applied himself to the practical requirements of various community initiatives and assisting specific community groups.  Particular interests and concerns for the community include youth provision, business development and social and community enhancements.  The parish, its district and county are now the matters of his concern, as the years spent in Storrington have developed an understanding that a wider scope of influence is what is required to assist with local concerns.

James Ross

My wife, Sarah and I moved from Norwich to Storrington in 2014. We have family connections in the area and it had always been our aspiration to retire to the South Downs. My background is in financial services where I was a senior executive for a FTSE 100 company before leaving to set up my own project management consultancy business. More recently I have also been working as a trustee director for a major UK pension fund and as a Non-Executive Director for an NHS Trust in Norfolk where I chaired their Finance Committee. Since retiring last year, my wife and I have become active supporters of the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention for whom I have been appointed as Financial Trustee. Newly co-opted in 2015, I will be serving on the Infrastructure, Communications and Environment Committee.
We have two grown up sons living in the North of England. My interests include walking, reading and classic MG cars.

County and District Councillors

County Councillors 

Mr Paul Marshall

District Councillors

Mr Ray Dawe - ray.dawe@horsham.gov.uk  
Mr Jim Sanson - jim.sanson@horsham.gov.uk
Mr Paul Marshall - paul.marshall@horsham.gov.uk