2021 Hazel Watson
Hazel Watson - Surrey County Council Candidate
Hazel Watson has been an active campaigner across the Dorking Hills for over thirty years. She has represented the Dorking Hills on the County Council and served as a governor of The Ashcombe School since 1993, and is currently the District Council Cabinet Member for Community, Vice Chair of the Police & Crime Panel, a Board Member of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a Member of the East Surrey YMCA Children and Youth Services Advisory Group.
She was, until they were abolished, a non-executive director of the Mole Valley Housing Association and a member of the Surrey Police Authority, and has served on the Board of Age Concern Surrey and as a Governor of Surrey Hills School.
Hazel is married to Michael and has two grown-up children. She initially worked for the Confederation of British Industry where she developed Education and Training Policy and then qualified as a solicitor specialising in intellectual property litigation. She has also served on the Quaker Council for Social Responsibility & Education.
Hazel Watson has the local knowledge that is needed to represent the Dorking Hills. Her approach is summarised as follows: We live in a beautiful area and we must ensure that it remains so. We must also provide the services that residents need, in the way they need them, cost effectively, to ensure that all residents can enjoy living in our beautiful area and have a decent standard of living. She always listens to residents views and makes sure that they are heard before decisions are made.