Lynne Hale has lived in Sanderstead for 30 years. She worked locally as a healthcare professional for over twenty years before, having settled her three children into their Croydon schools, she moved into politics. First elected as a Sanderstead councillor in 1998, Lynne has held a number of roles in health scrutiny and was the Croydon Conservative spokesman for Culture leading the opposition to the full closure of Fairfield Halls during the refurbishment programme.
Lynne has been the opposition spokesman for Housing since May 2016. Lynne commits regular days and support to a number of voluntary organisations, including Croydon Churches Floating Shelter, which does such a great job in supporting many who would otherwise be sleeping out during the cold winter months. A past Churchwarden at St Mary’s Church and Governor at Ridgeway Primary School for 20 years, Lynne knows Sanderstead and many of its residents very well. She recognises the very serious concerns which residents have with some of the recent planning applications being lodged for our local area and in particular the knocking down of single homes and replacement with blocks of flats.
Lynne chaired the Sanderstead Festival in June 2016 which saw musical, dance, flower festival and sport events spread over four sites all on one day and is looking forward to getting involved in similar community events in the future.