Carol Theobald is a Councillor for Patcham Ward and serves as a member of the Planning Committee, East Sussex Fire Authority and the Arts & Creative Industries Commission.
Having previously served as Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Carol has a strong commitment to charitable causes in the City and is currently the President of Mencap Brighton and Vice President of the local Red Cross.
Carol has a deep connection to Patcham, the place and community where she was born and has represented on the Council for 28 years. She has been involved in many successful campaigns for the Patcham community, including protecting Patcham Court Farm from a superstore development and a park and ride and has been President of the Patcham Horticultural Society for many years.
Carol is working together with other Patcham Councillors to protect Patcham's green space by preventing development of housing on two areas of the Urban Fringe which are proposed in the City Plan Part 2. These areas include the land by Horsdean Recreation Ground and by the Ladies Mile Nature Reserve.
Carol is married to Geoffrey and has 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys and 8 grandchildren. She takes an active part in community life and enjoys Latin dance, choral singing and gardening.