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.

Ed Winter

Vice Chairman and Councillor

Vice Chairman and Councillor Ed 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.

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.

Ian Wilson


Councillor 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.

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.

Martin Ferrett


Martin has lived in Betchworth since 2003. He and his wife have two grown up children. He has travelled extensively and worked in Dubai and Singapore as an engineer with Bristow Helicopters and subsequently run a successful business from home. Martin is a keen tennis player and runner, and his particular areas of focus within the Parish Council are traffic (road and air) and community interests.

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.