Lynne has lived in Sanderstead for 30 years. She worked locally as a healthcare professional for over twenty years before, having settled her three children into their Croydon schools, she moved into politics. First elected as a Sanderstead councillor in 1998, Lynne has held a number of roles in health scrutiny and was the Croydon Conservative spokesman for Culture leading the opposition to the full closure of Fairfield Halls during the refurbishment programme. Lynne has been the opposition spokesman for Housing since May 2016.
Lynne commits regular days and support to a number of voluntary organisations, including Croydon Churches Floating Shelter, which does such a great job in supporting many who would otherwise be sleeping out during the cold winter months. A past Churchwarden at St Mary’s Church and Governor at Ridgeway Primary School for 20 years, Lynne knows Sanderstead and many of its residents very well. She recognises the very serious concerns which residents have with some of the recent planning applications being lodged for our local area and in particular the knocking down of single homes and replacement with blocks of flats.
Lynne chaired the Sanderstead Festival in June 2016 which saw musical, dance, flower festival and sport events spread over four sites all on one day and is looking forward to getting involved in similar community events in the future.
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 Selsdon & Addington Village ward councillor. 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 and is delighted to have been elected in Sanderstead again in 2018. When not working on local issues, Tim enjoys playing tennis, photography and watching rugby and motor racing.
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