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.

NEW OPENING HOURS

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

Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

 

 

Telephone

The telephone number is 01923 262025 and the Clerk to the Council is Mrs Caroline Owen.

 

 

 

 

 

Noticeboards

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.

Meeting

The next meeting of the Council will take place on
Tuesday 8th October 2019

 

Meet the Councillors

Sarah Dobson

Sarah Dobson

Chairman of the Council

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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.

 

David Turner

David Turner

Vice Chairman of the Council

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I spent much of my early life abroad but completed my education at Watford Grammar School. I am married to Sandra, and we have lived in Sarratt for some 20 years. We have both always lived in the area and indeed I started my working life in Rickmansworth 55 years ago working for a firm which had its offices opposite F L Dickens where Watersmeet is now based
I am a Solicitor, having qualified in 1967 and have been Senior Partner of a local firm for many years. I fully retired 5 years ago, but I still carry out some locum work. My specialist area is residential and commercial property law.
Sandra works in London, and is Secretary of the Sarratt Horticultural Society. We both enjoy walking, gardening and playing golf, and are members of West Herts Golf Club, and I have been a Captain of both West Herts and Chorleywood Golf Clubs
The Church, village shop, and the three local pubs pull the village together, and close knit community of Sarratt is something we both cherish and value.
Anthony Soothill

Anthony Soothill

Planning

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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

Highways

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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.

Peter Thorp

Peter Thorp

Policy & Resources

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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 Rees

David Rees

Planning

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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 and 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 I was voted on to the PC and soon became chair of the Council. 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  and hope to carry on as long as possible

Coral Bloom

Coral Bloom

Environment

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I moved to Sarratt in 2015 after living in Chorleywood for 15 years. I am married to Stuart, a Doctor and have a son Oliver, also a Doctor and a daughter Izzy who is a secondary school teacher.

After returning from a spell in Australia I attended Rickmansworth Grammar and Amersham College before studying studying Ceramics at the Central School of Art.

I taught ceramics and art at West Herts College (Callowlands) and Berkhamsted Boys & Girls Schools before moving to the Wirral in Cheshire where I focused on my own work exhibiting mostly in London and Oxford.

My great passion is for my dressage horses.  I represented East of England this year and have competed at the British Dressage Nationals.

I love to sing, garden, walking and riding with my family through our stunning countryside.

As Lead Member for Environment I hope to maintain and improve our beautiful environment.

John Rugg

John Rugg

Environment

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We have lived in the parish of Sarratt for over 20 years and I have held various roles as a Parish Councillor both in Sarratt and previously in Cheshire.
Having recently relinquished my role as a Trustee of an International Conservation Charity I continue to maintain a keen interest in the protection of the environment on land and sea.
Prior to retirement I had a long career in British industry, most of it spent with ICI Plc, gaining business experience in sales, marketing, export logistics, trading, and process management. After retiring from I sat on the Board of two Not For Profit organisations and was a committee member of the British Horse Society and a local Sailing Association. My main interest remains sailing and I skipper my boat in both the UK and northern European waters. I retain an interest in and enjoy being further educated on the history, architecture and art of the UK and Europe.

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

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