Our Councillors

Georgia Taylor

represents
Forest Row & Groombridge
on the
East Sussex County Council
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Georgia lives in Forest Row, has been a Parish Councillor, has run a local consultancy
business and has worked internationally on health and business development programmes.
In May 2021, she was elected to East Sussex County Council, representing the Forest Row
and Groombridge division.

Keith Obbard

represents
Withyham
on the
Wealden District Council
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Keith was born and bred in Sussex. His interests have always been sustainability and rural affairs, and he spent 25 years running the successful Cherry Gardens Farm near Groombridge with his wife and family, the fourth generation to do so.

Patricia Vanegas-Patterson

represents
Forest Row
on the
Wealden District Council
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Patricia's background is in Economics and Finance, and she came to the UK in 1994 to read for a doctorate in Social Policy. She is a founding member of Climate Forest Row, which supports the worldwide campaign for divestment from fossil fuels.

Rachel Millward

represents
Hartfield
on the
Wealden District Council

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Pam Tysh

Pam Tysh

Secretary and Membership Officer

Pam lives near Nutley, and works locally as a support worker with adults with learning difficulties. She is keen to see more social housing in Wealden, with rents based on local incomes.

secretary@wealden.greenparty.org.uk

Simon Cramond

Simon Cramond

Treasurer

Simon has lived in Isfield since 2004. He is a founding member of Isfield Community Enterprise. His particular interests are helping Wealden to improve its recycling rate.

treasurer@wealden.greenparty.org.uk

Ian Tysh

Ian Tysh

Election Agent and Nominating Officer

Ian joined the Green Party in 2015 as he was fed up with just shouting at the TV and radio. He retired in 2017 after 42 years in the law. He taught himself about planning law to help our councillors and local people oppose  disastrous planning policies.

elections@wealden.greenparty.org.uk

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Georgia Taylor

Coordinator

Georgia has lived in Forest Row since 2003. She is a member of the Green Party's Climate Emergency Policy Working Group and has drafted policies on international aid and finance sector and fossil fuel investment.

coordinator@wealden.greenparty.org.uk

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Cornelie Usborne

Printed communications co-manager

A historian by day, Cornelie also edits the Horam & Punnetts Town WGP newsletter. She was our candidate for Wealden East in the 2021 County Council elections and nearly won. With fellow Greens, she started the local Repair Café, Speedwatch group and 20'sPlenty campaign.

cornelieusborne@gmail.com

Tony Lewin

Tony Lewin

Printed communications co-manager

Tony Lewin is a journalist, author and translator specialising in the areas of transport, energy and environment.

tony@tonylewin.com

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Anna Battersby

Fundraiser

Anna is a professional fundraiser with more than 20 years experience working for a huge range of charities and causes. She is particularly passionate about environmental issues and proud to be representing Wealden Green Party in the run up to the District Council elections in May 2023.

annabee5@hotmail.com

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Rupert Widdicombe

Digital communications manager

Rupert is a writer and communications consultant working on international development projects. He has lived in Forest Row since 2003.

rupertwiddi@gmail.com

Wealden Green Party people

Our members and supporters come from right across Wealden. Some help us by donating funds, many come out and campaign with us at election times, and a lively group of us are active all the time, working on campaigns, supporting our communities, getting practical stuff done like delivering meals to isolated older people or getting pot holes fixed.

If you'd like to join us, we'd love to hear from you. We're friendly, informal, and enjoy doing good things together.

To get in touch with any of us, please email secretary@wealden.greenparty.org.uk or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/WealdenGreenParty

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