Cllr Francis Whetstone

East Sussex County Councillor for Forest Row and Groombridge

Cllr Francis Whetstone is the East Sussex County Councillor for Forest Row and Groombridge, representing the parishes of Forest Row ; Frant ; Hartfield ; Rotherfield; and Withyham. He is also President of  Wealden Conservatives.

He was elected in 1997 and is a member of the following ESCC committees:

  • Children's Services Scrutiny Committee
  • Commons and Village Green Registration Panel
  • Corporate Parenting Panel
  • Full Council
  • Regulatory Committee
  • Scrutiny Review ‘Coping with Change - the Way Forward’.

as well as an appointment to Conservators of Ashdown Forest.

I was elected councillor for Forest Row in 1997, having moved to Sussex in 1969. I feel one of the key roles of a councillor is reminding the rest of the county that not all the county faces south to the sea.

I have been involved in politics since 1955 when I helped a friend of my father who was standing in the safe Labour seat of Hackney central. As a councillor, I like to think that, in one or two cases, I have been able to help residents to get a more satisfactory outcome to their problem than they might otherwise have achieved.

 

See Also

Cllr Bob Standley

Wealden District Council Leader, District Councillor for Frant and Wadhurst
County Councillor for Wealden NE and Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Deputy Chairman (Political) of Wealden Conservatives

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden North East
Wealden District Councillor for Wadhurst and Council Leader
a Deputy Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Cllr Keith Glazier

Leader of East Sussex County Council

Leader of East Sussex County Council - Cllr Keith Glazier, member for Rye and Eastern Rother, covering the parishes of East Guldeford ; Icklesham ; Iden ; Pett ; Playden ; and Rye.

Nick Bennett

East Sussex County Councillor for Arlington, East Hoathly and Hellingly; Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources

East Sussex County Councillor for Arlington, East Hoathly and Hellingly, Nick is Lead Member for Transport and Environment.

Cllr Bill Bentley

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden East

East Sussex County Councillor for Wealden East covering the parishes of Heathfield & Waldron ; Herstmonceux ; Hooe ; Horam ; Ninfield ; Warbleton ; Wartling -- Lead Member for Communities and Safety.

Cllr Bob Bowdler

County Councillor for Hailsham Market
District Councillor for Horam & Punnetts Town

I was first elected for Heathfield East in May 2015, and also elected to the county council in 2017.  

Cllr Chris Dowling

County Councillor for Uckfield South with Framfield
Association President

A vice-president of Wealden Conservatives, Cllr Chris Dowling is the elected county councillor for Uckfield South with Framfield including Ridgewood.

Cllr Claire Dowling

County Councillor for Uckfield North
District Councillor for Uckfield New Town Ward, with Helen Firth
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

East Sussex County Councillor for Uckfield North
Wealden District Councillor for Uckfield Central
Chairman of Uckfield Conservatives

Cllr Gerard Fox

East Sussex County Councillor for Hailsham New Town, Cllr Gerard Fox has lived in Wealden from childhood, attending local schools before studying Economics and Politics at Bristol. He has worked in both large and small businesses, and today runs a small farm with his wife. 

Cllr Roy Galley

County Councillor for Maresfield and Buxted
District Councillor for Danehill & Fletching
Ashdown Forest Branch - Deputy Chairman, Political

Roy Galley is the East Sussex County Councillor for Maresfield and Buxted, representing the parishes of Buxted ; Danehill ; Fletching ; part of Forest Row ; Isfield ; Maresfield -- and Wealden District Council member for  Danehill, Fletching & Nutley.

Cllr Rupert Simmons

East Sussex County Councillor for Heathfield and Mayfield, Cllr Richard Simmons is the Lead Member for Economy and appointed to the following outside bodies: