Councillor Julian Ellacott has been a councillor for the Redhill West ward since 2000, when he was elected at the age of just 21.
Since being elected he has worked with other Redhill councillors, especially Councillor Natalie Bramhall and former councillor David Pay, to bring about improvements to the town centre, including repaving and trees, new shops and flats, and the continued success of the Harlequin theatre and cinema.
During his time on the Council he has also held roles overseeing support for the voluntary sector and the introduction of the Council’s garden waste and household recycling services. He has also served on most of the Council’s committees, including the Planning Committee.
For all the time that he has been a councillor Julian has worked locally as a qualified actuary, first with Watson Wyatt and now with Just, both of which have been and remain important local employers.
Outside work and the Council, Julian enjoys cycling, skiing, running and (occasionally) playing golf. He also enjoys books, films, real ale and a bit of karaoke from time to time. He is also a trustee of local charity Loveworks, and has undertaken several fundraising challenges in recent years for Loveworks, YMCA East Surrey and the Westminster Challenge.
Over the course of the municipal year Julian is looking forward to supporting the Mayor and her chosen causes and charities, and meeting many of those of all ages and backgrounds who make up the Borough’s local communities.