Cllr Philip Lunn

District Councillor for Crowborough South-East
Officer of Wealden Conservative Association

Philip Linn was first elected to Wealden District Council in 2016. In May 2019 he was elected district councillor for the new Crowborough South-East Ward. He is a member of the Audit and Finance committee. 

Philip has lived in Sussex for more than 30 years, and in Crowborough East for over five years with his wife. He says: "I grew up in South Yorkshire, where all the men in my family had worked in coal mining for many decades. In his later life, my father became a college lecturer, and it was he who pushed my own education. My career began in Yorkshire Local Government, where I worked for ten years before moving into the private sector. I worked within major law firms for about fifteen years before travelling to the USA to follow new career ambitions. I returned to the UK to become a founder of two companies which expanded across Europe. More recently, I have worked in Turkey and Bulgaria, and I am still involved with those overseas companies.

"My experience working with all types of people, in many countries, with different beliefs and cultures, has enabled me to understand the concerns and difficulties encountered, allowing me to help them wherever possible."




Wealden’s Environmental Health officers made 22 visits to care homes last year as well as seven visits to betting shops and ten inspections of petrol station forecourts, as part of a wide range of duties which include protecting employees at their place of work.


Get active this August is the message in Wealden as a summer of fun begins again this year when the first of five of a series of free Wealden Activity Days gets under way in Polegate on Friday 2 August.


An innovative health coaching scheme, which started in 2017 at the Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, has been expanded to Hailsham.

See Also

Cllr Toby Illingworth

Chairman of Wealden Conservatives

Association Chairman and Wealden District Councillor for Buxted

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 Kevin Balsdon

Town Councillor for Hailsham North-West
Deputy Chairman (Political) of Hailsham Conservatives

Kevin Balsdon is a Town councillor for Hailsham North-West

He says: "We live in a beautiful part of the country that is precious to us all, and I want to do all I can for the residents and the community here to ensure it remains that way.

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 Nicholas Collinson

District Councillor for Hailsham North

Wealden District Councillor for Hailsham Central & North, Nick was elected as District Councillor for Hailsham Central & North Ward in May 2011.

Cllr Nigel Coltman

District Councillor for Hailsham Central
Town Councillor for Hailsham Hailsham Central
President of Hailsham Conservatives

Wealden district and Hailsham town councillor for Central Ward. President of Hailsham Conservatives.

Cllr Phil Dixon

District Councillor for Hadlow Down & Rotherfield
Deputy Chairman (Membership) of Wealden Conservatives

Association Officer and Wealden District Councillor for Rotherfield

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 Geoffrey Draper

District Councillor for Chiddingly Ward

Geoffrey Draper was elected district ouncillor for Chiddingly, East Hoathly & Waldron Ward (including Golden Cross and Halland) 

Geoffrey says, “I am first and foremost a resident of this Ward, situated almost exactly equidistant between Chiddingly, East Hoathly and Waldron.