The Council

Parish Council


Sarratt is in a rural area and the Parish Council own and are responsible for a number of open spaces and woodlands. These include the Green in Sarratt Village, Dawes Common in the Chilterns AONB, Commonwood and Penmans Green.

There are some 30 miles of footpaths within the Parish and these are well used by local people and many visitors.


The office is located on the side of Sarratt Village Hall the opening hours are:

 Monday 1:00 pm – 4.00 pm

Wednesday 9.00 am to  12.00 pm  and 2.30 pm  to 4.00 pm

Tuesday Thursday & Friday       9.00 am – 12.00 noon

The office will be closed Friday 7th June 2019












The telephone number is 01923 262025 and the Clerk to the Council is Mrs Janice Dawes.







There are 3 noticeboards around the parish. Outside the Village Hall, the shelter on The Green opposite The Boot and in Bucks Hill. You are welcome to post notices on the open boards in the Village.


The next meeting of the Council will take place on
Tuesday 18th June 2019


Meet the Councillors

Anthony Soothill

Anthony Soothill

Anthony lives in Sarratt with his wife Kate and son Tom and has been a member of the Parish Council since 2007. He retired from full-time employment in 2017 and now has a portfolio career, including: Chair of the O2 Pension Trustee; Chair of the Board of Trustees of Demand, a charity for the disabled that removes barriers to inclusion, participation and independence; an executive coach for blue chip companies; and a Director of Sarratt Village CIC, the community-owned company that runs our village shop.

John Gell

John Gell

John has been on the Parish Council since 1987 and a past Chairman on 4 occasions.  He is a retired farmer and is currently lead member for Highways.

Sarah Dobson

Sarah Dobson

Chairman of the Council

Sarah moved to Sarratt in 2001 having grown up in Ruislip. She has been a member of the Parish Council since 2016, taking on the role of Vice Chair in 2018, and became Chair in May 2019.
Sarah is married to John Gill, who is Treasurer of the Sarratt Horticultural Society. They have two sons, Oliver and Samuel, who both attend St Clement Danes School, plus two labradors. Sarah has worked at BP since 1987, and in 2010 moved from working full time to part time. When not working, Sarah runs the Sarratt Cub Pack and is an assistant leader with Sarratt Explorer Scouts. Sarah is also a member of the Sarratt Youth Group steering team. She has previously been involved in other initiatives in the Village including development of the 2012 Parish Plan, the Sarratt Village Day and served on the KGV Committee for 3 years.
As SPC Chair, Sarah’s goal is for the Parish Council to continue preserving the things so many members of the community love about Sarratt, as well as supporting the future development of the Parish in a way which protects what residents and visitors to the area treasure, whilst enabling it to continue to grow and thrive.

Peter Thorp

Peter Thorp

I have lived in Sarratt since 2015 having spent more than 30 years in Croxley Green.

I married Yvonne in March 2017 and between us we have five children in their twenties and thirties.

My professional background includes Physical Education teaching (three secondary schools in Watford), twenty years in financial services and director of a management development company specialising in coaching, mentoring and leadership training.

I am now semi retired and enjoy a small amount of consultancy work together with a number of voluntary roles.

I particularly enjoy working with young people and hope I can make a difference in this area.

Sarratt is a wonderful place to live with so much potential for people of all ages.

David Turner

David Turner

Vice Chairman of the Council

David is a Solicitor in private practice and his office base is Rickmansworth. He was Senior Partner of the firm (Blaser Mills) for many years, but retired from partnership some 4 years ago, and now works 3 days a week.  His specialist area is residential and commercial property law.

Having spent his early life abroad, he completed his education at Watford Grammar School. He is married to Sandra, and they have lived in Sarratt for some 16 years. They have always lived in the area, and indeed David started his working life in Rickmansworth some 50 years ago!

His wife Sandra is Secretary of the Sarratt  Horticultural Society. They both enjoy walking, gardening and playing golf, and are members of West Herts Golf Club, and indeed David was Captain of the Club for the year 2010 – 2011.

The Church, Village Shop, and three local pubs  pull the village together, and the close-knit community is something they both cherish, and value.

Coral Bloom 

David Rees

David Rees

I moved to Sarratt in 1968 into a house i built in Church lane My family consisted of my wife and i and gary 11 Glyn 7 I soon got involved in in Sarratt firstly with the FC and was soon appointed manager of the first team At this time the playing field only had a wood hut with no water or electric The playing field trustees had all disappeared A few of us reformed the managing trustees to try to improve the facilities .We raised money from functions grants and from the developers of The Briars who had used our access road with no payment until we pressed them. We got a planning consent to build a new pavilion and as we had sufficient funds built it I became chair of the trustees for many years in which we Raised funds to install 2 tennis courts children’s play equipment .We extended the pavilion to form an indoor bowls club Iwas voted on to the PC and soon became chair of planning.  I had a very hectic 2 yrs in the chair and now am happy to be chair of planning helping parishioners with planning problems and also being the Councils Trustee on Days Charity a great asset to the village
I am now the oldest councillor at 84 his year and hope to carry on as long as possible

John Rugg

As well as the Councillors.  The day to day work of the Council is done by the Clerk, Mrs Janice Dawes.  Planning Presentations are prepared by Mrs Wynn Kent.