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Councillor Information

Charlotte Burnell

Ian Ward

Theresa Bennett

Theresa Bennett

Register of interests

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.

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

Mark Cramer


Register of interests

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

Richard Hurley

Register of interests

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.

Paul Oakham

Paul Oakham

Vice Chair

Register of interests

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.

Sharon Sadler

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 -