Cllr Geoff Herbert

Geoff is the Chairman of Claygate Parish Council and has been closely involved in local matters for many years.

He served as a borough councillor and is a long-standing member of the Parish Council. He has worked closely with our county councillor Mike Bennison to get local roads fixed. He has responded to a wide range of issues raised by residents, including housing, hedges, trees, parking and planning.

Geoff takes a keen interest in controlling development, parking and antisocial behaviour. He is strongly opposed to local over - development, and to the ever-present threat to the Green Belt.

Geoff’s experience on the parish and borough council has taught him that the threats to the local area come in many and various ways. The latest threat is to our Green Belt. The Residents Associations and Liberal Democrat Administration who have taken over control of Elmbridge Borough Council put forward an ill thought out plan for development on three big Green Belt sites. These were rejected thanks to strong local resistance. They have still to come up with a revised plan. The threat is by no means over.

Geoff is a strong supporter of local businesses. He also works closely with the many voluntary and community groups and organisations which contribute so much to the local community.

Geoff's work in Claygate

Geoff has lived in Claygate all of his life and attended Claygate Primary and Waynefleet schools. He has always worked in the area and is currently Technical Manager at Calmet Laboratory Services at Hampton Wick. He has been a Claygate Parish Councillor since 2003 and is a former chairman and former vice-chairman of the planning committee. Geoff was an Elmbridge Borough Councillor from 2011 to 2015 and served on a number of committees, including East Area Planning, Overview & Scutiny and Audit & Standards.

Geoff is strongly opposed to excessive development in Claygate, which would alter its character as a village, and spearheaded the production of the Village Design Statement. He works closely with the police to minimize crime in Claygate, through ongoing day-to-day contact with the police as the Parish Council police liaison. 

Geoff's Priorities

  • Resist excessive and inappropriate development in Claygate, changing the character of the village; and resist encroachment on the Green Belt 
  • Help our police to fight crime and anti-social behaviour in Claygate
  • Continue to help local youth clubs and youth organisations and voluntary groups
  • Seek to improve the quality of services provided to Claygate.
  • Support and be part of the council’s Conservative administration, helping to ensure that local needs and local services are protected and new devolved powers used wisely 

Contact Geoff

You can contact Geoff on geoffherbert@esherwalton.com or 07954 648 831