Councillor Ruth Reed

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Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Cranleigh East

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Home address: 
Wanborough Lane

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I first moved to Waverley in 1988 and have lived in Guildford before moving to Cranleigh in 2002. My husband and I have lived in the Cranleigh East Ward since that time; we have three grown up children.


As a Liberal Democrat, I believe in putting people first. Listening to the needs of our community here, where I live, is my priority. I have sourced funding for the Cranleigh Food Bank, worked with officers on Waverley to improve the environment with the positioning of recycling and litter bins and on improving leisure and community facilities locally.

Whilst serving for eight years as a Parish Councillor for both Cranleigh and Ewhurst, I worked with the Police and took a team of parish residents to Farnham to be trained for Speedwatch duties in Ewhurst. I subsequently took part in team Speedwatch for between three and four years on the Cranleigh Road. Concerned as a Council Member on the Cranleigh and South East Agricultural Society, I worked with Police too to encourage Farm Watch both in Surrey and over the West Sussex border.


I am a founder member of The Surrey Hills Society and I have been elected in the past for eight years on both Cranleigh and Ewhurst Parish Councils; serving on a variety of committees. I have been a trustee on several local charities and have represented Cranleigh Parish Council on the Citizen Advice Bureau. I am proud to be a long term member of The Green Liberal Democrats.