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Councillor Information

Charlotte Burnell

I moved to Storrington in June 2022 from north Surrey and just love it.

I have worked in corporate, marketing and transformation communications for most of my working life, both for large organisations, and also as a consultant. For the last 10 years, I have advocated, on a voluntary basis, for parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), supporting a SEND charity.

That inspired me to work in this field full time, as an independent advocate, which I now do, supporting parents to get the right special educational provision for children and young people with SEND. I am also a trustee and governor of a Surrey-based specialist school for boys with special educational needs.

I have two sons, whom I am very proud of, and have found my new "home" of Storrington to be the most friendly and welcoming of places.

I have joined the parish council as I am keen to play an active role in how to best support our community on behalf of those who live and work here.

Born in Norfolk I spent most of my adult life as a biologist in equatorial Africa, working towards the conservation of charismatic flagship species including chimpanzee, elephant, and lion. I moved to Storrington in 2015 when I joined the Born Free Foundation, a wildlife charity based out of Horsham. Currently, I run my own biodiversity and sustainability consultancy and have worked with a wide range of organisations from the private and public sectors. I joined the Parish Council to volunteer my biodiversity expertise and enrich the nature on our doorstep. In my spare time, I enjoy trail running and dog walking on the South Downs and am also re-establishing a project to protect forest elephant in Cameroon.

Melissa Moremon

I moved to Storrington in 2011. I love the community feel and the beautiful location nestled right on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

I currently work as a Virtual Assistant/PA for myself and also spend two afternoons a week working with animals.

I have 13 years experience working as the EA to the Chief Executive of the RSPCA as well as 15 years in corporate law, 5 years in publishing and exhibitions and started off my career in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Defra as it is now) spending my last year there working for the Minister. I also spent 7 years working in the Middle East for offshore oil and gas projects as well as an international law firm supporting the UAE government in implementing the country's offset policies.

I have built strong relationships based on trust, respect and professionalism and hope to apply this to my work with the Council.

When I’m not working you will find me out and about, spending my spare time outdoors and walking on the South Downs with my two rescue dogs. I am passionate about animal welfare, wildlife and the environment and the views, fresh air and peace and quiet the countryside offers make it something very special.

I also volunteer to work with the sick, elderly and handicapped who visit Lourdes, France every year with the Arundel and Brighton Diocescan Pilgrimage.

Bill Aitkenhead

I was born in North Borneo when it was a British Colony and spent most of the first nine years of my life there along with 18 months in Burma where my father was working. Originally my schooling was to be in Scotland but circumstances changed and I was educated in Sussex moving to West Chiltington when my parents retired here. As such I have known Storrington for over 50 years and started working in the village in 1982 as an Estate Agent, initially with King & Chasemore before going into partnership in a small agency called Burford Jordan. We merged in 2003 with Henry Adams and in 2015 I moved into a consultancy role from being an equity partner. With over 42 years of working here I feel I can claim to know the area well and have seen many changes over the years. Many are for the better - The leisure centre,Glebe surgery, Waitrose and the sports facilities to name a few.

Unfortunately the town ( as it now is ) is facing ever increasing challenges, not least of all the torturous traffic and the prospect of further development, both here and in the neighbouring parishes.

I've joined the Parish Council in the hope of giving something back to a community I've enjoyed being part of for a very long time.

Theresa Bennett

I have lived in Sussex since 2002, moving West in 2019. Previously I was an "Ancient Historian" attached to a Roman Museum working in the Planning and Heritage Department of a large District Council for 14 years. All planning applications and conservation work were run by us in the first instance. With a lifelong interest in history, conservation, land management and respecting our heritage, I became involved in all aspects of Council work, including assisting in management of 4 sites, and large parkland, plus commercial and marketing activities for the city, and involving the public in our work. As residents of Storrington we are enjoying the many wonderful walks with our dogs and horse riding.

I have competed in endurance rides across the Downs, which became a leading factor in moving here. Such a wonderful asset on our doorstep. Being a volunteer in the legal sector, I am reminded daily how fortunate we are to live in such a friendly village. Like my fellow Councillors I am concerned about the volume of traffic and movement of HGV's through our village.

As a Parish Councillor, I will apply enthusiasm and commitment to retaining and increasing the many admirable features of Storrington & Sullington and hope to address the somewhat negative aspects.

Andy Castle

Moved to Storrington from the Netherlands at Christmas 1999, continuing to work in the management of Royal Philips Electronics NV until early retirement in 2004. 

Started retirement walking West Sussex and driving public trip boats on Chichester Canal, qualified as a boatmaster, became a director of Chichester Canal Trading and a trustee of the Canal Trust. Organised the development of the Canal website.

Then joined the Storrington Community Partnership working with the Horsham District Council Economic Development team and local businesses to track the economy and monitor village footfall. Provided administrative support to several generations of the Storrington Business Club.

Became treasurer of the Community Partnership, and gradually took over the Storrington Community Website (, redeveloping it in 2015 and again (with a small team) in 2020, extending the social media capabilities.

Now also treasurer of Storrington In Bloom, a member of the Glebe Surgery Patient Participation Group, and the Horsham District Community Partnership Forum. 

Want to help progress improvement for the local community and environment in a considerate, and respectful way (while having fun!).

Mark Cramer

My first school was St Joseph's in Storrington and I remained in Sussex until aged 19. For the ensuing 20 years I lived in London working for high-tech manufacturers until my return to Storrington in 2001.  In 2004 I started my own business in auto-ID track and trace technology based in the village.  I employ locally.

I'm looking forward to taking a proactive and transparent approach to community issues and opportunities in my role as a Parish Councillor.


Richard Hurley

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.

John Loney

I moved from Brighton to the charming village of Storrington in 2021, with its varied selection of independent shops, great people, and traditional community feel.

I was full of optimism, I would walk around on quiet Sundays and really got a feel of the village - albeit, surprised that more shops weren’t open! What a nice place to live…

As many of us quickly realise, with all our potential, we have a dark cloud hanging over the village, in the form of traffic. A cloud of pollution from the sheer number of vehicles and a cloud of despair from oblivious speeders. It still seems unbelievable how many vehicles manage to speed given the alternate position of stationary traffic – yet it is well documented that 1000’s do daily!!

I decided that I couldn’t continue to complain if I wasn’t prepared to get involved so I attended the next Parish Council meeting to get a sense of what the general feeling was around the issue. It was clear, that making any change was going to be a challenge, but you have to start somewhere. Joining the Parish Council seemed to be my next step, so I put my name forward to join the Council in May 2023 as part of the election process.

Since joining I have become involved in many aspects of the council's activities, and I am committed to working with the community to make positive change.

I am the Chair of the Traffic & Transport committee, but also a member of the following committees:-Infrastructure, Communication and Environment, Planning, Recreation & Property, Finance & Budget, and most recently the Neighbourhood Plan steering group.

If you see me in the village, I would be happy to chat about any area of interest to you.

Cassie Miller

Cassie Miller

Chair of the Recreation & Property Committee

Register of interests

Having lived and worked in Storrington for 15 years, and with four children who have all attended the local schools, I have a deep commitment to this parish. I accepted the Office of Chair for the Recreation and Property Committee to further enhance the facilities in our village and support the recreation that is available for both our youths and adult sporting organisations, and I am focused on supporting cohesion and positive relationships among the varying parties within our community.

Joining the Parish Council has given me a unique opportunity to support the issues I care deeply about, notably our youth provision. Like many, I was not previously familiar with the extent of the Parish Council's work and I am appreciating working with this Council to develop our community. 

I also like cheese. 



Sharon Sadler

Sharon Sadler

Chair of the Infrastructure, Communications & Environment Committee

Register of interests

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 voluntary/charitable organisations that give their time to make Storrington a wonderful place to live. I live on the outskirts of Storrington (within the Washington Parish) but I have children at Storrington Primary School and own Body & Face Skincare Clinic and Treatment Rooms in the centre of the village. Prior to this, I worked in Management Development and Human Resources for some well-known companies including Virgin Atlantic and American Express. 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. Feel free to say hello if you see me around.

County and District Councillors

County Councillors 

Mr Paul Marshall

District Councillors

Ms Emma Beard - 

Ms Claudia Fisher -

Ms Joan Grech -