Shweta was an Elmbridge Borough Councillor for 21 years having first been elected in 2000. She was Mayor of Elmbridge 2018-19 during which time she raised over £50,000 for a charity supporting homeless people in the Borough. She worked for many years as an architect both in India and London on large industrial projects as well as a boarding school and a Tea Ceremony house, amongst other things. She has a special interest and experience in Planning and Design, was a Board Member of Arts Council England, SE, Director of Elmbridge Housing Trust, and is currently a Trustee of two other Arts charities. Shweta is keen to work on strategic planning for Painshill to address the challenges of restoration, funding, as well as raising awareness nationally of the history and beauty of Painshill Park.
Things to see & Do
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living canvas with beautiful vistas and dramatically placed garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent.