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 Sylvia Tidy

County Councillor for Crowborough South & St John's
Vice-President of Wealden Conservatives

East Sussex County Councillor for Crowborough South and St Johns, Silvia Tidy is the East Sussex Lead Member for Children and Families and a vice-President of Wealden Conservatives