Carshalton Central has elected local Liberal Democrat councillors in varying numbers since 1986 (although the first one was originally elected as Lib/SDP Alliance). “FOCUS” is our regular newsletter to all residents for the last 29 years delivered by dedicated volunteers and councillors FREE to all households about every 2-3 months ever since 1985. As Liberal Democrats we believe that the work of politicians should ALWAYS be accountable, open and transparent. We work for YOU!
By detailing some of the work we are engaged with we can be accountable to the residents of Carshalton Central ward who voted us to be their representatives on Sutton Council. Carshalton Central ward which we represent consists of parts of both the Carshalton SM5 and Sutton SM1 postal districts. Carshalton Central ward is bounded by Brookfield Avenue, West Street down to the Colston Avenue roundabout and the railway line (that runs between Carshalton and Hackbridge Stations) to the north, The Grove Park, Rotherfield Road, and Woodstock Road to the east, Ashcombe Road, Blakehall Road and Harrow Road to the south, and King’s Lane, Sutton Grove, Harold Road and Florian Avenue to the west.
You can contact any of your three Lib Dem Councillors for Carshalton Central ward at the phone numbers or email addresses below: –
Councillor Jill Whitehead: email@example.com// 020-8642 9766 Home address: 32 Milton Avenue, Sutton SM1 3QB Jill Whitehead has lived on the Poets’ Estate in Carshalton Central Ward for the last 17 years, and first moved to Sutton at age 11 years attending Wallington High School for Girls. She is married with two adult sons, one of whom attended Sutton Grammar School. She first joined the Liberal Party in 1973, and then the Liberal Democrats. Jill retired two years ago and has considerable work experience specialising in the environmental, economic and community development, leisure and cultural fields. Jill is currently Chair of the Council’s important Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee. Her portfolio covers green issues, recycling, One Planet Sutton, highways, public transport, street cleaning and lighting, parks and trees, air and water quality, registration, leisure, arts, heritage, libraries and culture. In this capacity Jill Chairs the Council’s Public Transport Liaison Group of transport stakeholders She is also a member of the Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee which is chaired by the Leader of the Council, Cllr. Ruth Dombey. Jill also sits on the Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee and she served for a number of years as Vice-Chair of both Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee and the Council’s Scrutiny Overview Committee. Jill also Chairs the Carshalton Forum of Carshalton Friends Groups. Jill is also an active member of several local groups, being a former Chair of Friends of the Grove, the former Chair of the Erskine Village and Benhill Community Association and a former school governor at All Saints primary School. She is currently a committee member of the Friends of the Grove and Friends of Carshalton Park, a member of The Friends of Honeywood Museum, and a member of the Carshalton Central Police Safer Neighbourhood Team. Jill’s interests include the environment, education, community engagement and community safety.
Councillor Hamish Pollock: firstname.lastname@example.org// 020-8647 8202 Home address: 117 Sandy Lane South, near Woodcote Green, Wallington SM6 9NW. Councillor Hamish Pollock has represented Carshalton Central ward on the Council for over 16 years, from 1990-4 and continuously since May 2002 being re-elected for a 5th term on 22nd May 2014. He was born in Sutton, and got married at All Saints’ Church, Carshalton, and has lived in and around the Carshalton area for over 25 years, including the Westmead Road area and Carshalton Village, although five years ago he moved to Wallington to be closer to and to help care for his disabled parents. He grew up in Cheam and Sutton Cricket Club, Cheam Road where his parents played sports for many years. He has family connections with many parts of the borough and his two grown-up children have both attended local primary and secondary schools. Hamish joined the SDP in 1981, joining the merged SDP/Liberal Alliance party in 1987 after university. Hamish was the Deputy Mayor of the borough for the Council Year 2011-2. A former founder-member and later chairman of Carshalton Forum, he is a member of the council’s Planning Committee (now over 16 years’ service) and more recently the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee, of which he was elected Chair in May 2010 and again in May 2014, and a member of the local Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Team. Hamish is interested in the local parks, being a long-serving committee member and founder-member of the Friends of Carshalton Park created in 2003, and in April 2012 he was elected Chair of the Friends of the Grove Park of which he has been a member for many years. He is a former governor of two Carshalton secondary schools. His interests include looking after the historic conservation areas of Carshalton, Sutton, Wallington and Cheam. His other interests are local history and architecture, the environment and improving local public transport, particularly our local bus services. Hamish designed as a chartered architect the new World War Two memorial for Carshalton, completed in May 2014.