Michael Bustard – Chairman
Michael has lived in Maynards Green with his wife Charmain for 28 years and was previously Horam Parish Council Chairman for 5 years. Now working part time, as well as being a hobby farmer, Michael will build on his local ties to serve the people of Horam Parish by developing and encouraging community spirit. He is also passionate about treating people fairly. He is currently Chairman of the Horam Fun Day, a position he has held for the last 7 years. He is a member of Wealden Safer Partnership Committee.
Michael is retired and has lived in Horam for many years where he ran a business buying and selling Antiques and quality used items in the Magpies premises on the High Street, before they were converted into a dental practice. He rejoined the Council in May 2015 after a short break. He has a special interest in planning matters and is currently Chairman of the planning committee, where he served before. He was also Council Chairman for 5 years. Michael is a trustee of The Horam Centre.
Chair of Planning Committee
Address: Cedars, Horebeech Lane,Horam, TN21 0DS
Graham KnightOn Planning Committee and Finance committee,
Graham moved to Vines Cross Engineers in the mid 60’s and sold the business in 2002, he now lives in Heathfield but still has friends and connections within the Horam Parish. He was an active member of Horam PC for over 35 years, retiring in 2011 and rejoining the Council recently. He has served as vice chair and planning chair. He also helped set up both Vines Cross and Horam Communities Association and was chair of the Village Hall for a number of years.
Address: 14 The Rise, High Street, Horam, TN210EQ
On Finance committee
Address: Amberley, Nettlesworth Lane, Vines Cross, TN21 9EN
Address: The Willows, Horebeech Lane, Horam, TN21 0HP
On Enhancing Horam committee and Council Speedwatch co-ordinator
Paul is a Kentish Man and married, with two adult children and four grandchildren. He and his wife built their own house in the Wye Valley during 1974-1978, before moving to East Sussex, when his employers required him to work at their head office in London. He also worked for 5 years as a tutor at their management training centre. Taking early retirement at the end of 1996 they moved to live in France and renovated an old farm property. He also worked as a volunteer for the local town council – presenting English language lessons for adult French townsfolk. When they moved back to England in 2008, they settled in Horam.
Address:29 Paynsbridge Way, Horam, TN21 0HQ
Len ParkynOn Finance committee, Representative for Maynards Green School and the Parish Council’s Emergency Officer
Len has lived with his wife Marion in Vines Cross for over 25 years. He is also a governor at Maynards Green School. Len recently retired after a full time career in education as a senior lecturer, senior teacher and head of a small Further Education Centre and a unit that was secure. He now has a small consultancy and project management organisation where he specialises in transition planning for those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD). Len is concerned about the disadvantages, disenfranchised and marginalised in our wider community. He is well qualified, experienced and knowledgeable and has published over 250 times, mainly on educational, legal and career matters.
Virginia RobertsOn Planning Committee, Representative for the Elderly of Horam
Virginia has lived in Horam for over 8 years and worked for British Telecom in Personnel. She is also involved with the Womens’ Institute and the Sussex Farm Museum in Horam. Virginia is particularly interested in environmental issues.
District Councillor & Parish Councillor- Susan Stedman
Susan is Horam’s Conservative District Councillor at Wealden, having been first elected in 2003. She has lived in Maynards Green since the late 1970’s, with a short break in the Channel Islands during the 80’s. Since then she has worked locally for a number of small firms in Horam and Heathfield as well as Lewes and Eastbourne, so she has a comprehensive knowledge of the ups and downs of running a small business and the difference good local facilities can make. Susan and her husband, Mick, run a small business unit site on their redundant mushroom farm in Maynards Green. Between them they have four adult children and one grand-daughter.
On Planning committee
Jonathan has lived in Horam for six years, having relocated from Sevenoaks in 2008. He is a self-employed forestry and woodland consultant working from home, with clients throughout Kent and Sussex. He is interested in the environment and the natural world and has devoted his career to this field. He enjoys living in Horam and walks his dog regularly on the Cuckoo Trail. He is interested in history, art and classical music and wishes to contribute some of his enthusiasm and knowledge of environmental matters to Horam through the Parish Council.
East Sussex County Councillor – Chris Dowling
Chris Dowling represents the Framfield & Horam division on East Sussex County Council. The division is the rural area which stretches from the Ridgewood part of Uckfield across to Vines Cross and includes Horam and Maynards Green. Chris is always pleased to hear from local residents on any County Council matters.