Betchworth Parish Council Biographies

Julie Hardy


Chairman Julie Hardy has lived in Betchworth since 1993, is married to Charles and they have brought up their three sons in the village.
Julie joined the Parish Council in October 2004. As well as Chairing the Parish Council meetings, Julie’s Council responsibilities focus on Health, School and Education, and the Betchworth Estate.

Ian Wilson

Vice chairman and councillor

Vice Chairman Ian Wilson joined the Parish Council in 1987. Ian is Chair of the Finance Committee and has special responsibilities for the Parish Burial Ground and the adjacent allotments. Ian also has a keen interest in aviation and reports to the Parish Council on matters concerning flight paths and noise from local airports. Ian sits on the committee for the Village War Memorial Hall and is also one of the Councillors responsible for Highways and Transport.

Colin Rogers


Councillor Rogers has lived in Betchworth since 2006 and has been a Parish Councillor since 2016. Colin’s focus within the Parish Council is towards Community Resilience and Police/rural crime awareness. Colin is also a member of the Finance Group.

Hilary Edwards


Councillor Edwards has lived in The Walled Garden since 1993. Within the Parish Council Hilary has recently focused on developing the new Parish Council website. Her Councillor responsibilities also include Community Resilience, as well as the upkeep of Goulburn Green and The Walled Garden.

Ed Winter


Councillor Winter has lived in Betchworth since 1987 and joined the Parish Council at the beginning of 2018. Having spent his career in aviation, he has a special interest in protecting the village from aircraft noise. Councillor Winter’s responsibilities also cover Community resilience and Data Protection.

Martin Higgins


Councillor Higgins has been involved with the Parish Council for a number of years. He is a planner and building historian and his focus area within the Parish Council is to keep an eye on the subtleties of planning applications within the parish. His other responsibilities are to represent the Parish Council on the Betchworth United Charities committee and matters relating to the Church.

Richard Savill


Richard has lived in Betchworth since 2002 and has recently re-joined the Parish Council having served a few years previously. As a structural engineer, he takes an active interest in all Parish Council matters especially planning applications. Richard’s Councillor responsibilities also include Country-watch and Highways & Transport, as well as The Village Memorial Hall Committee.

Marion Hallett


Prior to moving to Betchworth, Marion lived in London and worked as a PA in the private sector for a number of years. She is very fond of Betchworth and enjoys being part of the village community. Marion and her husband Tim have two young children who attend the local school.

She Is the ninth Parish Clerk since the Council began in 1894.