Clare Curran, Cabinet Member for Children

Clare Curran has lived in Bookham for 20 years with her husband; and their three teenage children all attend local schools. 

As Conservative County Councillor and a Mole Valley District Councillor, she has worked hard for the community for the past 12 years.  She is a governor at the Eastwick Schools and at Therfield School in Leatherhead and also a trustee of a local charity.


Reflecting on her role, Clare explained;

“It is rewarding to work alongside Residents’ Associations and other community organisations to help solve local problems and to improve the village environment, amenities and services that we all value.

As Chairman of the SCC Mole Valley Local Committee, I am pleased to have brought about improvements in the maintenance and repair of roads and footpaths in the District, but there is still much to be done to bring them all up to scratch. I have secured approval for much-needed pedestrian crossings in Lower Road, Bookham and Cobham Road, Fetcham and for a 20 mph zone around the Fetcham schools.”


Clare has pledged to continue to support our community, to safeguard our village environment and to work for more road and pavement repair and maintenance.


See Also

Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for Education

Mary was elected as Surrey  County Councillor for Cobham in May 2013. Prior to that she was a school teacher in the Cobham area and her interest in young people and education informs her work as the Surrey County Council Cabinet Associate for Children, Schools and Families. 

Colin Kemp, Cabinet Member for Highways

Colin was elected to Goldsworth East and Horsell Village in 2013 and since that time has also become a Borough Councillor in Horsell West. He dedicates his time to education, highways and infrastructure issues in both areas and is a strong voice for residents.

Tim Oliver, Property & Business Services

Tim represents Esher on Elmbridge Borough Council and also the Leader of the Conservative Group at the Council. He served as Cabinet Member for Resources from 2011 to 2016. He is married to Debi, a former GP.

Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Health

I have been the County Councillor for Dorking Rural for the last twelve years, live in Charlwood with my husband Bryan and brought up my family here.  Over the last four years I have:

Denise Turner Stewart, Cabinet Member for Communities

Denise has served the residents of Spelthorne as a borough councillor for four years and a county councillor for eight years. She manages a small family business, manufacturing and supplying tooling to the civil and defence aviation industry. 

Peter Martin, Chairman of SCC

Peter Martin has served as the County Councillor for Godalming South, Milford & Witley since 2005 and is also the Deputy Leader of the County Council with responsibility for business and economic growth.
Peter was educated at Oxford and Durham University and is a qualified accountant. After voluntary service overseas in the Sudan he worked for over 30 years in the International IT Industry in London, Paris and New York.