Waverley Borough Council

Councillor Robert Knowles

Robert Knowles

Ward: Haslemere East and Grayswood

Party: Conservative

Contact Details

Leader's Office
Waverley Borough Council
Council Offices
The Burys, Godalming
Surrey, GU7 1HR

Tel: 01428 658416


Robert was born in Haslemere and has lived in the town all his life. He has been in public service all of his adult life working 39 years for Surrey Police as both police officer and civilian. He is involved with the voluntary sector including the League of Friends of Haslemere Hospital where he is an active member.

Robert is particularly interested in health and law and order and is involved in campaigns to keep Haslemere Hospital fully operational with beds, out patients and minor casualty, for the benefit of the surrounding area, whilst ensuring Haslemere has access to a local Accident and Emergency unit.

He believes it is vital that Haslemere isn't ignored by Councils, Police Authority or the Primary Care Trust due to its border location.

Robert is Leader of the Council.

Cllr Knowles is Chairman of the Executive (Policy and Governance, Strategic and Operational HR) and the following Committees:

  • SCC Local Committee
  • Emergency Advisory Group
  • Southern Area Planning Committee

Cllr Knowles - Register of Interests

Other Councillors for Haslemere East and Grayswood