Lynne has lived in Sanderstead for 24 years and has been a Sanderstead Ward councillor since 1998, Her children have all attended Croydon schools, which has led to Lynne’s keen involvement with Croydon Scouting and Croydon Music Service. Lynne has been editing the St Mary’s Church and Community magazine – ‘On the Beeches’ - which is distributed to 2000 local residents, since its inception in 2008 and regularly assists at Sanderstead Churches Floating Shelter hosted by St Mary’s and the United Reformed Church. Recent years have shown a significant increase in the number of planning applications which local residents and Residents Associations are unhappy about and Lynne has had some notable successes at the Council’s Planning Committee, including the autumn 2013 decision to refuse Lidl’s application for Hamsey Green. (This is currently with the Planning Inspectorate awaiting a decision following the Hearing on 29th April) Lynne has led Croydon’s entry into the London New Year’s Day Parade for the past 3 years winning several thousands of pounds for the Mayor of Croydon’s charities. Lynne loves cooking, gardening and reading and is an active fundraiser for Riders for Health, a charity raising funds to support transport for health workers in Africa.
Yvette has lived in and around Sanderstead all her life. From an education in a local state school she went on to spend almost ten years working in Public & Government Relations for an American Oil company. Yvette lives with Chris and has a daughter Natasha and grandson Hugh. Yvette runs her own business specialising in 18th and 19th century ceramics and has property interests. Since her election in 2006 she has served on the planning committee vigorously supporting Conservative policy to protect the character of the area and has held a number of finance and scrutiny positions. She represents Sanderstead on the Safer Neighbourhood Panel which sets the priorities for the police in our area. But perhaps most residents will know her because of the Sanderstead News – the local residents’ association magazine, which she produces. Yvette was Mayor of Croydon, for the year 2013-14 (a photographic account of her year can be viewed on the council website). Yvette is currently the Shadow Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care and sits on a number of health related panels as well the Pension Committee. When not at work, Chris and Yvette can be found either ballroom dancing or enjoying the garden, which has previously been opened to the public by the Horticultural Society.
Tim has lived in Sanderstead for twenty years and is married to Helen, a Fairfield ward councillor. They have a son and daughter, the elder at university and the younger at secondary school. Tim has been working hard for local residents since his first election as a Councillor in 2002, having been particularly busy helping residents oppose unsuitable property developments. As well as representing people locally, Tim was able to influence developments Croydon-wide in his capacity as Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Learning from 2006 to May 2014. He is now Leader of the Opposition on the council. When not working on local issues, Tim enjoys playing tennis & golf, photography and watching motor racing.
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