Meet The Lamberhurst Parish Council
Elected representatives of the parish, who are here to serve the community.
Cllr. David Hurst-Brown
"My family and I have lived in Lamberhurst for over 35 years. Having served on the Parish Council for a lengthy period, I have recently become it's Chairman. My priorities are to work with the Neighbourhood Plan team to deliver a successful project. I want to attract some new and younger village people onto the Parish Council which is up for election in May 2020."
Tel: 01892 890269
Cllr. John Uren
"Resident since the 1960’s. Parish Councillor since 1987. Currently the Vice Chair.
Trustee and Secretary of the Lamberhurst Playing Field Association Chairman of the Lamberhurst War Memorial Hall Managers.
Secretary of the Local History Society. Committee Member of the local branch Royal British Legion and instrumental in running football in the parish for 50 years.
Awarded Civic Medallion in 2010 for “Tireless voluntary work, over many years, supporting the community of Lamberhurst”
Tel: 01892 890615
Tracie Dodd - Clerk
"Tracie joined the Parish Council in March 2020, taking over the Parish Clerk role from the long serving Barbara Uren. With Tracie's exemplary professional experience and finance skills, she will additionally be taking a dual role and standing also as LPC's RFO (Responsible Financial Officer) taking over from the long standing, John Francis.
Although these are big shoes to fill, Tracie is not phased in the slightest, and welcomes the challenge with excitement and commitment.
Tracie and her family have lived in the village for 25 years and her career has mainly been in finance and the Public Sector including acting as Bursar/Finance Officer at a number of local schools; making her perfect as Parish Clerk."
Please direct all enquiries for the Parish Council to Tracie Dodd - the Clerk at:
01892 891440 or 07717 696428
01892 891440 or 07717 696428
Cllr Samantha Nicholas
"I have lived in the village for 20+ years and I have a passion for the natural environment and local community.
I have been working at the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for 10 years; which drives my passion for ensuring our local common lands can be maintained to a better standard, with the help of our local community and Parish commonland group.
I love getting involved with local community activities from being secretary of the Lamberhurst Pantomime Society; helping at our lovely church, tap dance groups run by Katherine Mansi and Amanda Ledger; and supporting the local Bonfire Society. I lead the village Speed Watch campaign and continue to work towards better traffic calming throughout the Parish. I am also on the steering committee for our Neighbourhood Development Plan group and help our village make important decisions that will shape our Parish in the future."
Tel: 01892 891378
Cllr Steve Cannella
"I’ve been on the parish council for 12+ years and I have really enjoyed it. Of the various groups I’m involved in planning is the most challenging.
I was very proud to spearhead new facilities including the new playground sports wall and youth shelter in the playing fields, I’ve lived in the village for over 20 years, I run my business from here, I have raised my 3 sons here and can say hand-on-heart that I love this place!!! "
Tel: 01892 891432
Cllr Clive Stott
"I have lived in Lamberhurst for the last 24 years and am probably best known a chair of the Lamberhurst Pantomime Society.
My day job is as a special needs teacher and as well as the Parish council.
I am passionate about improving the village hall to become the hub of the community."
Tel: 01892 890078
Cllr John Francis
"John is a rare example of a Chartered Accountant who never wanted to be a lion-tamer. Recently retired as RFO yet still a valid member of the Parish Council, who contributes most invaluably to important decisions and discussions on council matters (and anything to do with the art of music!). He is Chairman of Canford Group, Vice-Chairman of The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, and Chairman/factotum of its recording subsidiary, Albion Records. He is a fifth-rate organist but insists that he used once to be third-rate."
Tel: 01892 864265
Cllr Rolf Smith
"I have lived in Lamberhurst for over 35 years. My children grew up here.
I have been a member of Lamberhurst Parish Council for many years
Main Duties include:
Lamberhurst is a great place to live and to be in, although I would like to see team sports return."
Tel: 01892 890583
Cllr Dawn Beeby
"Despite being on the Parish Council for the shortest time of 3 1/2 years and living in Lamberhurst for only 8 1/2 years, I make myself available for public service in this voluntary position for the good of the community.
I don't profess to be an expert in all parish council matters. However I bring a wealth of knowledge and know-how to keep the Parish up-to-date with the latest media communications from our parish council and from our borough council. I also work with our church parish office to include content in our local parish mag on our website and I strive to create engaging community events such as the Christmas Raffle, Time Capsule Anagram competition, the Photography competition and the bi-annual Litter Picks. I have also assisted over the years in hosting the Duck Race, Hopping Do, Queen's Jubilee street party and served on our Primary School PTA for 2 years.
I am married, a Mum of two and I work full time, yet I try my best to make time to contribute to our community."
Tel: 07376 369699
Cllr Dr Denis Cruse
"I have lived in Lamberhurst for nearly 25 years and have been a Parish Councillor for many of them, during 14 of which I was Chairman but stepped down in May 2019. I am currently the flood liaison councillor."
Tel: 01892 890237