Your Members

The Authority has a legal responsibility to provide a Fire and Rescue Service for the whole of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove and is made up of 18 councillors:

  • 12 Nominated by East Sussex County Council
  • 6 Nominated by Brighton & Hove City Council

The Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive reports to the Fire Authority which has the ultimate responsibility for such things as:

  • Deciding how many Fire Stations are needed
  • How many Fire Fighters
  • How many Fire Engines
  • How much money needs to be raised from local taxes to pay for the service

Members are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Authority are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.

To find your Fire Authority Member please use the below links:

Member
Photograph Member Political party Ward
photo of Councillor John Barnes

Councillor John Barnes

The Barn, Burgham, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ

Home: 01580 819142

Home mobile: 07876 133 614

Home: cllr.john.barnes@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Chris Dowling

Councillor Chris Dowling

89 Hunters Way, Uckfield, TN22 2BB

Home: 01825 763752

Home: cllr.chris.dowling@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Amanda Evans

Councillor Amanda Evans

Home: 07562 437659

Home: Amanda.Evans@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Labour  
photo of Councillor Roy Galley

Councillor Roy Galley

Fairplace Farm, Chelwood Gate Road, Nutley, TN22 3HE

Home: 01825 713018

Home: cllr.roy.galley@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Les Hamilton

Councillor Les Hamilton

6 Nursery Close, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2SA

Home: 01273 291147

Home: leslie.hamilton@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Labour  
photo of Councillor Carolyn Lambert

Councillor Carolyn Lambert

5 Chapel Close, Seaford, BN25 2JJ

Home: 01323 890976

Home: cllr.carolyn.lambert@eastsussex.gov.uk

Liberal Democrats  
photo of Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe MBE

Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe MBE

12 Dorset Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1TH

Home mobile: 07941 151989

Home: roklewes@eastsussex.gov.uk

Independent  
photo of Councillor Sarah Osborne

Councillor Sarah Osborne

Chapel Farmhouse, Wickham Lane, Cooksbridge, BN8 4PT

Home: 01273 401606

Home mobile: 07986 776105

Home: cllr.sarah.osborne@eastsussex.gov.uk

Liberal Democrats  
photo of Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn

Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn

234 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4EB

Home: 01273 414615

Home mobile: 07747 763011

Home: garry.peltzerdunn@brighton-hove.gov.

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Steph Powell

Councillor Steph Powell

Home: 07795 335967

Home: Steph.Powell@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Green Party  
photo of Councillor Peter Pragnell

Councillor Peter Pragnell

Flat 1, 4 Castledown Terrace, Hastings, TN34 3RQ

Home: 07818 587529

Home: cllr.peter.pragnell@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Phil Scott

Councillor Phil Scott

38 Normandy Road, Hastings, TN34 2ND

Home mobile: 07740 756669

Home: cllr.phil.scott@eastsussex.gov.uk

Labour  
photo of Councillor Jim Sheppard

Councillor Jim Sheppard

1 Powell Road, Newick, Lewes, BN8 4LS

Home: 01825 724478

Home: cllr.jim.sheppard@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Andy Smith

Councillor Andy Smith

The Brambles, 8A Chatsworth Close, Telscombe Cliffs, BN10 7LW

Home: 01825 724478

Home mobile: 07889 375511

Home: cllr.andy.smith@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Barry Taylor

Councillor Barry Taylor

Flat 3, 28 Grassington Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7BJ

Home mobile: 07702 405046

Home: cllr.barry.taylor@eastsussex.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor Carol Theobald

Councillor Carol Theobald

Trevan House, 44 Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton, BN1 5LE

Home: 01273 556665

Home mobile: 07974 770012

Home: carol.theobald@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Conservative  
photo of Councillor David Tutt

Councillor David Tutt

78 Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, BN22 8TB

Home: 01323 643971

Home: cllr.david.tutt@eastsussex.gov.uk

Liberal Democrats  
photo of Councillor Pete West

Councillor Pete West

Home: 07808 896204

Home: pete.west@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Green Party