Cllr Richard Grocock

District Councillor for Hailsham West
Town Councillor for Hailsham West
Chairman of Hailsham Conservatives

Wealden District Council member for Hailsham West, Chairman of Hailsham Conservatives and Wealden Conservative Association Officer.

Hi my name is Richard Grocock, I am married to Susan and have lived in Hailsham for over 30 years.  During this time I ran a successful business on the High Street before deciding I wanted to do more for the community. I was elected to Hailsham Town Council in 2011 and in that time have served on most of the committees; I was elected as Vice Chairman / Deputy Mayor for a period of two years, and served as Vice Chairman of the Finance committee.

I was Chairman of Hailsham in Bloom for three years and, although it is no longer a part of the council but a charity doing the same work, I am still its chairman.

Richard serves on the following committees at Wealden District Council:

  • Audit and Finance Committee
  • Full Council
  • Joint Planning Committee North and South
  • Licensing Committee
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Reserve)
  • Planning Committee South

Richard has been elected councillor for the new Hailsham West ward in May 2019's district and town council elections.

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 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 Chris Bryant

Hailsham Town Councillor for Magham Down

Chris has lived in and around Hailsham all his life. He is working to make his home town a more enjoyable and prosperous place to live as your representative on the Town Council. 

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

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
Chairman of Mid-Weald Branch

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.

Robin Farmer

Association Treasurer
Uckfield Branch Treasurer

Robin joined the Wealden officer team in 2003 and has used his professional experience to manage the Association's finances.