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Your Parish Councillors

Meet your Parish Councillors!

Below are your Parish Councillors. They are all volunteers and are not paid for the jobs they do for the Parish of Linton. 

Chairman of the Parish Council:

Bernard Cresswell

Bernard is a retired Detective Inspector from the Metropolitan Police. Other engagments include Company Director and Company Secretary for a property management company, Document Field Agent servicing the legal profession and support services. Group Scout Leader in London Borough of Bexley. Main Hobby is that of a motorcycling Road Captain for the Harley-Davidson Owners Group. He took over from Jerry Whitmarsh as Chairman in May 2018. His phone number is 01622 532516.

Vice Chairman:

Julie Urquhart

Julie is an environmental social scientist with a PhD in the social dimensions of forestry. She works as an Associate Professor at the Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire, where she undertakes social science research on rural issues, particularly agriculture, forestry and fisheries. She has lived in Linton since March 2017, but in Kent (Medway & Sevenoaks) for most of her life. Julie was co-opted onto the Parish Council in September 2018 and is Vice Chair and the allotment manager.



Pat Burden:

Pat lives in Wheeler’s Lane. She is a Trustee and Secretary of Linton Village Hall, as well as Linton’s Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator. She is also a Trustee of the Linton Park Almshouses.


Patrick Gerrish:


Caroline Richer:


Peter Patterson:


Our Parish Clerk is

Sherrie Babington

4 Birkhall Close



Kent ME5 7QD

Tel: 01634 863719