The Council

The Parish Council has a total of 9 seats.  Elections are held every 4 years and the next one will be held in 2019. 

                                                                       Parish Councillors 

Anthony Soothill,  Vice Chairman of the Council 

Anthony lives in Sarratt with his wife, Kate and son, Tom and has been a member of the Parish Council since 2007.  He is a Director at Telefonica UK (O2) and a Trustee of its pension scheme; a non-Exec on the Tesco Mobile Board Audit Committee; Chairman of Demand, a charity for the disabled; and also sits on the Board of Sarratt Village CIC, the community owned company that runs our village shop

Peter Thorp

I have lived in Sarratt since 2015 having spent more than 30 years in Croxley Green.

I married Yvonne in March 2017 and between us we have five children in their twenties and thirties.

My professional background includes Physical Education teaching (three secondary schools in Watford), twenty years in financial services and director of a management development company specialising in coaching, mentoring and leadership training.

I am now semi retired and enjoy a small amount of consultancy work together with a number of voluntary roles.

I particularly enjoy working with young people and hope I can make a difference in this area.

Sarratt is a wonderful place to live with so much potential for people of all ages.

Mike Musk

David Rees

Michael Groom

Michael has lived in Sarratt with his wife, Val since 2005, their two children have since married and moved away from the area. His main job is MD, Company Secretary and Senior Accounting Officer for ZF Electronics UK Ltd, part of a €33billion German organisation, trading under the name ZF. He is an active fund raiser for a local Hospice and has completed several challenges to raise much needed funds. The beautiful area of Sarratt, is rural but a very convenient location, with a School, Church, active social scene, plus Village Shop and local pubs is something they both cherish.

Register of Interest

John Gell, 

John has been on the Parish Council since 1987 and a past Chairman on 4 occasions.  He is a retired farmer and is currently lead member for Highways. 

 Sarah Dobson

My name is Sarah Dobson and I have lived in Sarratt for 17 years. I am married to John Gill, who is Treasurer of the Sarratt Horticultural Society. We have two sons who both attend St Clement Danes School and two black labradors. I also work part time. When I’m not working, I am the Cub Scout Leader (Akela!) for our Sarratt Cub Pack, a position I’ve held for over 4 years, and have previously been involved in other initiatives in the Village including development of the Parish Plan, the Village Day held at Micklefield Hall and served on the KGV Committee for 3 years. I think Sarratt is a wonderful Village, set in beautiful surroundings blessed with an incredibly active and supportive community across all generations. I was delighted to become a member of the Sarratt Parish Council in November 2017 and hope I will be able to help preserve the things so many of us love about Sarratt as well as supporting the future development of the village in a way which protects the things we treasure whilst enabling it to continue to grow and thrive.

David Turner
 Chairman of the Council

David is a Solicitor in private practice and his office base is Rickmansworth. He was Senior Partner of the firm (Blaser Mills) for many years, but retired from partnership some 4 years ago, and now works 3 days a week.  His specialist area is residential and commercial property law.

Having spent his early life abroad, he completed his education at Watford Grammar School. He is married to Sandra, and they have lived in Sarratt for some 16 years. They have always lived in the area, and indeed David started his working life in Rickmansworth some 50 years ago!

His wife Sandra is Secretary of the Sarratt  Horticultural Society. They both enjoy walking, gardening and playing golf, and are members of West Herts Golf Club, and indeed David was Captain of the Club for the year 2010 – 2011.

The Church, Village Shop, and three local pubs  pull the village together, and the close-knit community is something they both cherish, and value.

Nick Mortimer