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Meet your Councillors

Councillor Information from July 2022

Parish Councillor

Lisa Martin, Chair


 Recreation Ground, planning, roads and transport, finance

Tel: 01428 715456




Declaration of Interest

Parish Councillor

Dominic Raeside, Councillor

Recreation ground (Chair), playground, crime and disorder

Tel: 01428 714924


Declaration of Interest

Parish Councillor

Sally Shorthose,Vice Chair


Planning, playground, legal aspects, finance

Tel: 01252 790211

Declaration of Interest

I have lived in Churt with my husband Mike (and when not away, our grown up sons Matthew and Ollie) for 7 years, having first moved to the area more than 30 years ago.  Churt is a special village; vibrant, friendly and so close to many beautiful areas. 


We have become somewhat involved in village life, in concerts, safari suppers, delivering PPE around the county I am looking forward to becoming more involved and to share some of my experience by joining the CPC.

In my professional life, I am a senior partner at the international law firm, specialising in intellectual property and pharmaceutical regulatory law (less niche than it sounds!). I have also spent 11 years working as a lawyer in industry.  Whilst based in London, I work from home regularly, and did so even pre-lockdown, and I expect this to remain the norm for me. 

I been involved in several local activities and associations, including the Woolmer Hill Sports Association, where I was not only MD but looked after Sunday morning catering and have made an inordinate number of bacon/sausage sandwiches, and vats of chilli, over the years.

My hobbies include music, (singing, flute, piano), walking (usually with our enormous and affectionate dogs), entertaining (the more guests the better) , fine wine, cooking,  rugby (watching and enthusiastic club supporter!) & current affairs.

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Stephen Morgan, Councillor

I have lived in Churt with my wife Kate and three children for the past 16 years and previously 10 years in Frensham. We love the area and value the beauty of our local environment.


Now semi-retired, my day job is in support of our disabled son and in between trying to make use of the spare time I have now acquired, part of which I am delighted to contribute to our local community on the Parish Council.


Previously, my professional experience was in IT and Network sales and technical consultancy, mainly in and around London and with spells internationally.


Interests include anything to do with nature and our local environment, sailing at Frensham Pond, walking and cycling.


Recreation ground,

webmaster, IT matters,

Tel: 07891 900244

Declaration of Interest

Parish Councillor

Katy Law, Councillor

Roads and Transport

Legal Advice

Parking Issues


Tel: 01252 795476

Declaration of Interest

I’m proud to have lived in Churt for the past 4 years and am thrilled to be part of our wonderful, welcoming and supportive village.   

The first 13 years of my professional career was spent working in private practice in one of the top London law firms as a real estate finance lawyer.  I have spent the past 5 years heading up financings as in house counsel at a large property development company and work full time in London.  My role is to help obtain and negotiate financing terms from lenders for all the company’s investment and development assets.  

I relish being able to help villagers, local businesses, clubs, societies and others within the local community with their issues and listen to their concerns.  I also enjoy being part of the decision making process for issues impacting the local community and contribute to debate within the Parish Council so informed and carefully considered decisions are made.

Outside of my day job and Churt Parish Council work, I love horse riding, skiing and going to the gym. I have two daughters, aged 5 and 8, who attend St John’s CoE Infant School and South Farnham School respectively.   We have two cats and I’m hoping to succeed in my goal to persuade the rest of my family to get a puppy shortly!



Julian Spence, Councillor

Environment (Chair), emergency plan, finance, Wicket Wood, Farnborough


Tel: 01428 713780

Declaration of Interest

I was brought up in neighbouring Frensham but have lived in Churt for the last 24 years with my wife and two children.

For most of those years I was working working full time in London, latterly as Chief Risk Officer and then Chief Operating Officer for a major reinsurance company. However, now I have retired and the children have left home I am relishing the opportunity to help the village community.

I am a keen walker and cyclist and believe we are only custodians of this beautiful countryside and have a duty to our children and grandchildren to keep Churt the special place that it is.

I have recently been elected Waverley Borough Councilor for the Hindhead Ward.

Parish Councillor

Myra Johnson, Councillor

Planning (Chair), environment, Wicket Wood, recreation ground, Farnborough




Declaration of Interest

A resident of Churt for some 40 years, I worked in business process, systems and information management roles for ICL, Xerox and Imperial College. Now retired, I am delighted to have more time for voluntary roles as a governor of St. John’s School, a member of Surrey Wildlife Trust and as a Churt Parish Councillor, focussing on environmental matters and the Net Zero for Churt initiative. I am also very pleased to have more time to enjoy the outstanding natural environment that surrounds Churt. 


Concern for the environmental issues which we face globally prompted me to study Natural Science and Environmental Science topics with the Open University when I retired. I am a great believer in ‘think global, act local’ and that each and every small thing that we do to help the environment makes a difference. Our Churt Parish Council Environmental sub-group works in partnership with local organisations and with Waverley Borough Council, which has recently declared a climate change emergency that requires urgent action to reduce carbon emissions, conserve biodiversity and create a greener, more sustainable place to live.

Parish Clerk

Dawn Barrow, Clerk to the Council

Paddock House, Churt, 

Farnham, Surrey. GU10 2NY

Tel: 07766 190201 or 01428 714375        


Dawn has been a Churt resident since 2000 and in that time has been actively involved in many aspects of village life. She is currently Chair of the local Amdram society as well as Parish Clerk.


Originally trained as a chartered surveyor in London, Dawn has been married to Roddy since 1991, has 3 grown up children and a menagerie of animals including 2 horses, 3 dogs, a parrot and a hand reared seagull!!! 

Waverley Borough Councillors

Waverley Councillor

Julia Potts, Waverley Councillor

Educated in Sussex, Julia moved to Farnham in 1997, having lived in London and then locally in Ash Vale for many years. She worked for Proctor & Gamble and is now self employed, running a Sales and Training Consultancy business.


She was first elected in 2011, she is Leader of Waverley Borough Council, and a board member of the Farnham Maltings and the Sandy Hill Bungalow. A Trustee of Hale Cottage Trust, Governor at Hale School & Sure Start Centre and involved with Farnham Area NHW.  She is also a member of the board of the EM3 LEP.


Julia is committed to working with local residents, ensuring future improvements within the community and better local facilities. She is keen to see improved joint working and communication between local authorities for the wider benefit of local residents.


During 2017/18, Julia is consort to the Mayor of Farnham, Cllr Mike Hodge.


Her hobbies include golf, swimming, and walking.


David was elected as a Waverley councillor in a by-election in May 2022. He has lived in the ward

for over 30 years and has had a long career as a local councillor in Farnham, culminating in a spell as Chairman of Surrey County Council 2013-15. He was Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner 2016-2021.

He is active in local community affairs, serving as a volunteer in the Frensham Village Shop and as Treasurer of the Village Lunch. He is also a Trustee of Farnham’s youth project, 40 Degreez, and of the Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum. 

In his spare time he cycles, walks and rings church bells.

David Munro, Waverley Councillor


Waverley Borough Councillor

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