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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Who We Are

Councillor Name:
Chairman Malcolm Llewellyn

Phone Number:
07876 742966

Email Address:
Malcolm.llewellyn@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

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Councillor Name:
Vice-Chairman Claire Majsai

Phone Number:
01273 832949

Email Address:
 claire.majsai@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

I first became aware of the work of the Parish Council through being a member of the Hurst Meadows Advisory Group. I applied to be a councillor in 2017, partly because I thought it would be good to see more women on the Council! I have lived in Hurstpierpoint for 28 years and have had two children and three cats in that time. I am a primary school teacher and have spent most of my working life teaching or co-ordinating provision for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. I have always enjoyed contributing to our community, helping to run one of the Brownie packs for seven years and latterly working at Hurstpierpoint Preschool. My hobbies include hiking and running and I am passionate about encouraging people of all ages to enjoy the countryside. At the moment I am very much enjoying being involved with Hurst Meadows and learning about ecology, sustainability and how to manage our land for the benefit of residents and wildlife. I am currently Chair of the Community Engagement Committee and we have some exciting projects going forward which aim to improve the quality of life for all our residents.

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Councillor Name:
Duncan Ranger

Phone Number:
07484 879993

Email Address:
duncan.ranger@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

I am retired. I was a consultant in business risk management giving advice on the economic control of risks that could threaten the assets and earning capacity of an organisation/business enterprise. During part of my career, I became an executive director of a large international insurance broker.

I have lived in Hurstpierpoint since 1988, my wife even longer, and it is my wish to work with and for the community and to get to know it better and engage with the local residents.

From a personal point of view, I believe that being a parish councillor can be both rewarding and satisfying.

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Councillor Name:
Helen Bedford

Phone Number:
07970 675209

Email Address:
helen.bedford@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

Parish councils lie at the heart of strong communities, and I am delighted to be able to join Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common to help support the council with its important work for our community. The real value of a strong community was highlighted during the pandemic with the incredible local response to support the vulnerable, and I would very much like to help the effort to build on this experience as we learn to live with Covid and the long-term impact it will have on our village economy and wider community.

Having worked in or with the public sector for most of my career I have a deep interest in the role local public services can play in enhancing wellbeing and strengthening local communities. Working within public service delivery and being reliant on public services as the parent of a disabled child has given me a unique perspective on the complexity and multitude of organisations and a deep frustration that ‘it should be better’ and simpler for people to navigate. It also fed a passion and respect for public services and the many brilliant people who run them. Meanwhile, as a local small business owner I have an understanding and direct experience of the needs of small businesses in our community and the benefits they can bring in local employment and a thriving high street.

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Councillor Name:
Bob Sampson

Phone Number:
01273 833397

Email:
bob.sampson@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

Bob’s professional background is in the creative side of advertising and graphic design. He stood for the Parish Council nearly thirty years ago because he felt the Council, at that time, were reacting to things rather than working for the community in a pro-active way.

He moved from Hurstpierpoint to Sayers Common twenty years ago, remaining on the Council. He has twice Chaired what is now the Community Engagement Committee and, during one of those stints, got together with the other Sayers Common Councillor, Malcolm Heather, to assemble a team of volunteers to open a much needed Community Shop in the village, the profits from which would go to the community. The shop has now been running successfully for six years and, as well as now providing employment opportunities, has distributed many thousands of pounds in response to grant applications from the local communities of Sayers Common, Hurstpierpoint, Albourne and Twineham.

Outside of his Council work, he is an active member of Hurstpierpoint Players and also, from its inception in 2004, a Founder Trustee of Hurst Festival.

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Councillor Name:
Rodney Jackson

Phone Number:
01273 834422

Email Address:
rodney.jackson@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

I have been a member of the Parish Council continuously from 1991 and served on many committees as well as been Chairman of the previous Service and Finance committees. I have been the Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Councillor representative for many years on MSALC(Mid-Sussex Association of Local Councils) and still am, having served 4 years as its Chairman. I represent MSALC on WSALC(West Sussex Association of Local Councils) and served 9 years as its Chairman. I have, in the past, represented West Sussex at the National level as a NALC Assembly member for 9 years, as well as being Chairman of NALC’s Policy Committee.
I have served a full term(9 years) as a Trustee of AIRS(Action in Rural Sussex) and in May 2019 was elected to the Mid-Sussex District Council as a District Councillor representing the Hurstpierpoint and Downs Ward.
I have been a Leader in the 1st Hurstpierpoint Scout Group since 1994 and been its Group Scout Leader from 2002 to now.
I have been retired from full time employment for 14 years having has two careers: Firstly as a Chemistry and Science teacher as both a Head of Department and Boarding Housemaster and then a Government Health and Safety Inspector working in the Chemicals Division of the HSE(Health and Safety Executive).
In all my yeas as a Parish Councillor I have worked hard to maintain the essential features of our villages keeping them as good places for our residents and their children to live in.

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Councillor Name:

Mark Froud

Email Address:

Mark.Froud@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why I became a Councillor:

I moved to Sussex in 1996 and Hurstpierpoint in 2017. I ran the Chamber of Commerce in Sussex, a charity that managed the certification of all UK apprentices (FISSS)  and a charity that provided Time Credits to people who used volunteering as a way of re-engaging with society (Tempo Time Credits: A Time Credit is provided for an hour of volunteering and can be used in numerous places like gyms, sports and entertainment venues as well as for days out at the Tower of London and London Zoo).

I stopped being paid for work at the beginning of 2023. I now devote my time to working with the Sussex Cancer Fund, the Geographical Association and Kidney Research UK. I hope that some of my experience can support our local communities. I am particularly interested in engaging more people in helping the Parish Council understanding what our communities most want for our villages.

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Councillor Name:
Julia Shorrocks

Phone Number:
07985 658669

Email Address:
Julia.shorrocks@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

I was originally elected to the PC in May 2007. During my time on the council I have served on several committees and working groups. I was the chairman of the South Avenue play area working group who helped to select the scheme that was delivered, and I am currently working to improve cycling provision within the village and the wider area. I am passionate about all our recreation facilities and sports and outdoor provisions.

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Councillor Name:
Susan Dyke

Phone Number:

Email Address:
Susan.Dyke@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why you became a Councillor:

I moved to Hurstpierpoint with my family in September 2022. Before that I had always lived in a city. When we moved here, I instantly appreciated the village facilities and community. I want to do what I can to invest in our community, to preserve and enhance it. I have two sons who attend St Lawrence School. I want to help this to be a great place for them to grow up. So I have taken opportunities to get involved and now I am working as a teaching assistant in the school, volunteering at the Sanctuary toddler group in the Village Centre, and being a Parish Councillor.

Bafore having our family, I worked in the NHS for more than 10 years as a Clinical Scientist in transplant immunology. I was a scientist, so I like to ask questions and understand how things work.

I attend the Point Church, which is part of the Church of England. My Christian faith motivates me to be a Parish Councillor, especially to speak up for people who are disadvantaged and to look after the natural environment.

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Councillor Name:

Lindsay Thompson

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Lindsay.Thompson@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

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Councillor Name:

Annette Street

Phone Number:

01273 833793

Email Address

Annette.Street@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

Why I became a Councillor

I have been a resident of Hurstpierpoint for 20 years, and living and working in Sussex for over 30 years. Hurst was and is a great place – and community – to live in and to raise a family and this really came home to me over lockdown. My working life was in financial services and I’m keen to support local business, community engagement and looking to the future with regard to sustainability and helping to deliver what people want and need from their parish council.

 

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Councillor Name:

Sarah Baldey

Phone Number:

Email Address

Sarah.Baldey@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

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Councillor Name:
Michael Avery

Phone Number:
01273 028506

Email Address:
Michael.avery@hurstpierpoint-pc.gov.uk

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Councillor Name:
David Evans

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Councillor Name:
Barry Forster 

Phone Number:

Email Address:

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B Forster Register of Interests Form January 2024