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Councillor Information

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.

Bruce Tompson

After a career in the London Insurance Market, my wife and I decided to move away from the ‘commuter-belt’ to a village in the countryside with local shops and services. Our search took us from Whitstable in Kent to Lymington in Hampshire and everywhere in between. Eventually we came across a small village called Storrington, nestled in the South Downs, which was what we had been looking for.

We moved here in 2013 and in the following years we spent some time travelling, especially undertaking a number of road trips in North West America. During this time I also took an interest in local matters, in particular attending meetings of the Parish Council (‘PC’) to better understand their role and scope of actives. My decision to join the PC is a natural step and in doing so I hope I can contribute to the extensive work they carry out and to which we as residents all benefit. All members of the PC voluntarily give up their time to attend meetings and events, if you would like to know more about this work please contact the Clerk to the PC for details of one of our meetings and come along one evening.

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.

Theresa Bennett

Theresa Bennett

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I have lived in Sussex since 2002, moving West in 2019.  In my previous life I was an "Ancient Historian" attached to a Roman Museum which gave me a lifelong interest in history, conservation, land management and respecting our heritage.  As residents of Storrington we are enjoying the many wonderful walks with our dogs and horse riding.  Being a volunteer in the legal sector, I am reminded daily how fortunate we are to live in such a friendly village and as a Parish Councillor, I will apply enthusiasm and commitment to retaining and increasing the many admirable features of Storrington & Sullington.

David Bentley

I moved to Storrington with my Wife nearly four years ago having spent most of my life living in South London and working in the City. We found that we had very welcoming neighbours and in general Storrington was a great place to live in. After completing the renovation of our new home, I decided that I would try and put back something into our new community. Initially I became a member of the Speedwatch Group, who do an excellent job in educating motorists as they pass through the village. Following the request by the Parish Council for volunteers, I decided to apply and here I am! It is important that Storrington remains the special place that it is and I will try my best to help.

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.

Robert Dent

My wife and I moved to Storrington in 2010, having previously lived in Southwater.  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 Littlehampton Golf Club, fishing, flying and walking the dogs.  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 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 in 2009. I really enjoy the village life and community atmosphere and when I had the opportunity to join the Parish Council I was very pleased to do so.  I am on the Infrastructure, Communications & Environment Committee and the Recreation and Property Committee and am a Trustee of Sandgate Conservation Society supporting the aspirations of the community for the eventual formation of Sandgate Country Park.

Richard David Jerman

Richard David Jerman

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I have lived in Storrington with my wife for 40 years. Prior to becoming a member of the Parish Council, I was co-opted for 3 years as one of the Storrington & Sullington Tree Wardens.  At that time I was also a  Trustee of the Sandgate Conservation Society.  I have been a Parish Councillor since May 2009 and was the Vice-Chair of the Council from 2012 - 2015. At various times I have been Vice-Chair of the Infrastructure, Communications and Environment and Planning & Development Committee.  I also edited the Parish Council Newsletter.  I am a member of Chanctonbury Wine Club and a member of Storrington Horticultural Society.  I  assist the Storrington Greenfingers Group with their planting  and Storrington in Bloom with their clean up days and photography.  I enjoy travel, photography, gardening, motor sport and am an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club!!!!!

Stuart Matthews

Stuart Matthews

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I recently moved to Storrington, having spend the last 25 years living around Brighton & Hove.  I felt immediately at home within the village and wished I'd moved sooner.  My partner is Filipino, we have been together for 5 years and he works on cruise ships in the casino.  I am a bus driver for a local firm based in Billingshurst, mainly working the Horsham school routes, as well as being Health & Safety Director for Cycling Support Services Ltd.  This is a not for profit local business, we design and put on bike rides for charities to raise much needed funds.  Most of these rides are based around London and beyond.  I am the founder and Chair of Proud Seagulls, the LGBTQ+ & Allies fan group for Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as being a season ticket holder.  I am also Chair of the Royal Army Medical Corps Association - Sussex, Branch as well as a public member of several Sussex Police Independent Advisory Groups, namely West Sussex, Horsham LGBT Diversity and Stop & Search.  I wanted to be on the Parish Council so I could have a more active input into the area and to preserve the uniqueness of Storrington & Sullington.

Sharon Sadler

I live in Storrington and have done so since 2006.  I have twins at Storrington Primary and have owned Body & Face Beauty Boutique and Treatment Rooms in the centre of the village since 2008.  I am in the village most days, know many business owners, have many local friends and shop local wherever I can! In the summer months I can also be found at Storrington Cricket Club as both my children play and I help co-ordinate the girls cricket team.  I joined the Parish Council in 2021 with the desire to make a difference! I am keen to represent our local businesses, local people and to build and strengthen good working relationships with other voluntary / charitable organisations that a keen to make Storrington a wonderful place to live.  I am on the ICE Committee which focusses on Infrastructure, Communications and the Environment.  My main focus is on matters which fall under theses subjects but equally I'm happy to hear from you on any other matters. 

Jim Sanson

When I first arrived in Storrington, it still had a gas works operating! Thankfully this closed in 1958 which came as a tremendous relief as the smells were awful! I joined the Royal Air Force in 1959 and for the next 20 years spend time at RAF bases in Cyprus, Libya and West Germany, concluding my RAF career at Thorney Island (West Sussex) operating the Lockheed C130 Hercules.  I moved reasonably painlessly into UK civil aviation with BEA, BOAC, British Airways, Air Tours and City Flyer. I also spent time in the USA gaining aircraft type and systems qualifications. I was first elected to Storrington Parish Council in 1999 and following its merger with Sullington Parish Council, continued as a councillor in the now enlarged council. In 2006, I was elected as your Horsham District Councillor, where I continued for the next 16 years, standing down in March 2022. I re-joined the Parish Council in March 2022, hopefully putting a little of what I have learned over he years about local democratic services, to an effective use. 

Paul Oakham

My wife and I moved to Storrington in November 2012. We thoroughly enjoy the beautiful countryside that surrounds us, walking, cycling and fishing locally we fully embrace village life. My main career was as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police service. I have also been a service engineer with British Gas and a hospital porter.  I have helped on some Storrington Conservation Society working parties and currently volunteer at RSPB Pulborough Brooks 2 days a week. I am honoured to have been  accepted on to the Parish Council in 2019 and will be working hard to help protect and improve the environment we all enjoy in Storrington.

Doug Wilkins

My wife and I spent the early years of our married life in Burgh Heath, Surrey and moved to the outskirts of Washington 26 years ago as a result of office relocation to Hove. Prior to retiring, I joined Washington Parish Council and served on the Planning and Finance Committees which I found interesting and rewarding. I left the Council following a move to West Chiltington but more recently we have moved to the heart of Storrington. I look forward to being able to contribute to helping to maintain our environment and
contribute to the well being of our village.

County and District Councillors

County Councillors 

Mr Paul Marshall

District Councillors

Mr Ray Dawe - ray.dawe@horsham.gov.uk  

Mr James Wright - james.wright@horsham.gov.uk

Mrs Joan Grech - Joan.grech@horsham.gov.uk