Cranleigh Parish Council

Cranleigh Parish Council Councillors

Cllr Mary Foryszewski Chairman - Cllr Mary Foryszewski
Mary has lived in Waverley for 17 years and moved to Cranleigh in 2006. She has worked as a councillor for eight years, four years as a town councillor for Haslemere and four years as a Waverley Borough councillor. Married to Stefan for 23 years and has two grown up sons. Mary enjoyed a career in the NHS for more than sixteen years, working at a number of hospitals including Cranleigh Hospital and Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. As well as being a keen gardener, Mary's main interests are in serving the local community, in particular supporting the youth; she was treasurer and managed a youth boys football teams for 8 years as well as setting up and managing a girls' football team. Mary was chairman of Sport Haslemere and a school Governor at Graywood school. She is enthusiastic about preserving the local environment, animal welfare and trains and works, with dogs of any size, breed age, specialising in dogs with behavioural problems. Mary feels privileged to live in the beautiful village of Cranleigh and plans to continue work to support the local community.
Ward: Cranleigh North
Telephone: 01483 273020
 

Other Councillors

Cllr Rosemary Burbridge Cllr Rosemary Burbridge
Rosemary moved to Cranleigh with her husband and four children in 1974. All of her children attended local schools and now four of her grandchildren are currently attending the same schools. Rosemary taught science at Glebelands for 26 years and she continues to teach with Surrey County Council. As a member of the Cranleigh Baptist Church, she organied, with her husband, an open youth club for 7 to 11 year old children for a number of years. Rosemary and her family chose to live in Cranleigh because it offered a good variety of shops, a village hospital, good schools and excellent recreational facilities, but retained its village character, surrounded as it is by superb countryside.
Ward: Cranleigh East
Telephone: 01483 273277

Cllr Richard Cole Cllr Richard Cole
Richard has lived in Cranleigh for 12 years. He works as a space research scientist for University College London at a laboratory in Holmbury St Mary. He is currently a member of the Finance and Planning Committees. Apart from serving on Cranleigh Parish Council for four years he has also served as Parish and Borough Councillor for a village in the Midlands. He and Sally have two children who both attended school in Cranleigh.
Ward: Cranleigh East
Telephone: 01483 276332

Cllr Pat Ellis Cllr Mrs Patricia Ellis
Patricia is a Waverley Borough Councillor. She & her husband Brian live in the Guildford Road and they have four grown-up daughters. She is keenly interested in protecting the many beautiful attributes of Cranleigh & regularly organises 'litter picks'. Patricia is involved in many local voluntary organisations.
Ward: Cranleigh West
Telephone: 01483 272929


Cllr Kate Fernandes Cllr Kate Fernandes
Ward: Cranleigh East
Telephone: 01483 273407





Cllr Brian Freeston Cllr Brian Freeston
Brian moved to Cranleigh three years ago from Ewhurst. Almost as soon as he moved he found himself facing an overwhelming and inappropriate planning application on his doorstep, which would have blighted the quality of life of more than a hundred residents. As a result of organising a successful campaign to stop this development Brian was elected as an independent councillor by the ward in which he lives. He currently has the honour of serving with a group of talented and dedicated people in the planning committee, as chairman. In normal life Brian is a feature film producer.
Ward: Cranleigh East
Telephone: 01483 277832

Cllr Matt Hayward Cllr Matthew Hayward
Ward: Cranleigh West
Telephone: 07825 279090







Cllr Steve Jeacock Cllr Steve Jeacock
I've lived in and around Cranleigh for over 52 years, growing up and attending schools in Cranleigh East. At school, I was a keen football player for Glebelands, Ewhurst boys club and played for various other clubs around the village until I was 30. I then took up competing in nationally organised half marathons and training in the gym and along the Downslink, running with my dog Taz. I have owned and run businesses in Cranleigh and participated in local charitable events since the age of 10. My first being a 20 mile sponsored walk to help fund the building of Cranleigh Leisure centre. Having learned of the current planned growth for Cranleigh and surrounding villages and having been around to witness the effects of the growth of Cranleigh during the 60's and 70's, I have been working hard with local Groups over the last 3 years to persuade planning decision makers of the necessity of paying attention to flood risks and the damage causes to the local environment, business and quality of life in general when the associated infrastructure for house building is not properly included in the development plans. As a Councillor I will continue working to protect Cranleigh's local environment and village feel.
Ward: Cranleigh West
Telephone: 01483 272222

Cllr Angela Richardson Cllr Angela Richardson
Angela has a background in Investment Banking Operations and has lived locally with her husband and three school-aged children for 8 years. She serves as a School Governor, Chairman of a School Fundraising Committee and is actively involved in local Amateur Dramatics. Angela values the unique qualities and characteristics of Cranleigh Village. She looks forward to assisting on the Neighbourhood Plan Committee and working as part of a dedicated team serving the residents of Cranleigh.
Telephone: 01483 279826

Cllr Elizabeth Townsend Cllr Elizabeth Townsend
Liz has lived in Cranleigh since 1992 and runs a small business. She became a councillor in May 2015. She has always been actively involved in the community as a volunteer, initially as Chair of the Friends of St Cuthbert Mayne, where both her, now grown-up, sons went to school and then of Cranleigh Rugby Club (Mini and Junior sections). She has managed girls' rugby in Surrey and been actively involved in RFU initiatives to expand participation in sport for young people across the county. She has taken an active role in many local campaigns and is passionate about empowering young people to become actively involved in local decision making. She would like to see greater emphasis placed on environmental stewardship, to protect the environment for future generations.
Ward: Cranleigh Rural
Telephone: 01483 277283

Cllr Rowena Tyler Cllr Rowena Tyler
Ward: Cranleigh East
Telephone: 01483 548223




Standing Committees

Finance Committee (max. 7)
  • Matthew Haywood *
  • Richard Cole **
  • Brian Freeston
  • Mary Foryszewski
  • Elizabeth Townsend
Planning Committee (max. 12)
  • Brian Freeston *
  • Richard Cole **
  • Rosemary Burbridge
  • Kate Fernandes
  • Matthew Haywood
  • Elizabeth Townsend
  • Rowenta Tyler
Property & Asset Committee (max. 9)
  • Rosemary Burbridge *
  • Patricia Ellis
  • Kate Fernandes
  • Mary Foryszewski
  • Brian Freeston
  • Matthew Haywood
  • Elizabeth Townsend
  • Rowenta Tyler
Personel Committee (max. 4)
  • Richard Cole
  • Patricia Ellis
  • Kate Fernandes
  • Brian Freeston
* Chairman
** Vice Chairman

Updated 15 December 2016