Who we are
Chilham May Fayre
Check out our what we are doing page to find out what we are doing to improve pedestrian safety and parking in the Square
Chilham Parish Council consists of 9 elected councillors. They are unpaid and volunteer their time to work on behalf of the parishioners of Chilham with the various agencies that affect the quality of life in the parish.
The press should contact the clerk in the first instance regarding any parish council issue via the feedback form on the how are we doing page or by telephone on 07923 631 596.
Councillors serve a maximum term of 4 years before they need to seek re-election to continue. The current 4 year term started in May 2015 and runs until April 2019. The first meeting of each council year (the AGM) is held in May and at this meeting the council elects a chairman and a vice-chairman, agrees the composition of its committees and appoints representatives to various village or local organisations.
The Localism Act 2011 requires parish councillors to complete The Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) form. A person's pecuniary interests are their business interests (for example their employment, trade, profession, contracts, or any company with which they are associated) and wider financial interests they might have (for example trust funds, investments, and assets including land and property). It is a requirement for Parish Councils to publish DPI information on their website. DPI information for members of Chilham Parish Council can be accessed using the link after their names in the right hand panel of this page.
Parish Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month and are held in either Chilham or Old Wives Lees village hall. The public and press are cordially invited to attend but are not allowed to address the meeting unless - in special circumstances - the chairman adjourns the meeting to allow this.
If parishioners wish to bring an issue to the attention of the council they can either contact one of the councillors or they can contact the clerk and request that the issue be included on the agenda or discussed in an Open Forum before the council meeting starts.
The clerk can be contacted via the feedback form on the how are we doing page or:
Tel: 07923 631 596
Mail: PO Box 983, Canterbury, CT1 9EA
12 Felborough Close, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DS, Tel 01227 738031 or 07584 166567
Paul has been a resident of Chilham since 2013 having been born and brought up in Sussex.
After leaving university he completed Kent County Council's Graduate Management Scheme and went on to work in the Council's Development Planning team. He currently works for a planning consultancy firm in Maidstone. His interests include swimming and long walks with his Springer Spaniel, Dolly.
Vine Cottage, Cobbs Hill, Old Wives Lees, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8AL, Tel 07802 725258
Nick has been living in Old Wives Lees for more than 10 years and has recently retired from being a local government director in London. His work was mainly in transport and he continues to take a strong interest in the subject. He’s also keen on walking, especially with the dogs he and his partner have, and also interested in his garden.
No 6 Church Hill, Chilham, Canterbury, CT4 8DF, Tel 07834 766
29 Bagham Place, Chilham, Canterbury, CT4 8DF, Tel 07846 151719
11 Felborough Close, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DS, Tel 01227 738699 and 07912 799961
Dr Lindsay Heasman is a research scientist working in the area of animal health and welfare. Born in North Wales, Lindsay has lived in Yorkshire and Derbyshire before moving to Chilham in 2007.
Lindsay's leisure time is mainly spent outdoors - either in the garden or with the family's menagerie of animals which includes dogs, horses chickens and sheep.
Bramley Cottage, Shottenden, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8JL, Tel 07739 100055
Steve has been a resident of Shottenden for over 25 years, having lived in the Canterbury area since 1982. Before that he grew up in Tunbridge Wells and Rochester. He has been married for over 29 years and has 3 children. Having become a qualified High Voltage Power Engineer with SEEBoard, Steve moved on into the emerging world of telecoms and computers in the mid-80’s. Having progressed in IT through National Grid, he moved on to work in retail, public sector, utilities, professional and healthcare sectors. He is now a Senior IT Architect for Brakes Group in Ashford – the UK’s largest Foodservice supplier.
New Forest Farm, New Forest Lane, Old Wives Lees, Chilham, Canterbury, CT4 8BG, Tel 01227 730912 or 07860 331834
Doug was the Borough Councillor for Downs North Ward between 2011 and 2015.
8 Cherry Orchard, Old Wives Lees, Canterbury, CT4 8BQ, Tel 01227 732515 or 07779 539617
Gill worked as a PA/Secretary for 20 years for 2 professional London football clubs, before becoming a civil servant, from which she has recently retired. Gill lives in Old Wives Lees with her husband Jim and dog Daisy.
The Cottage, Selling Road, Old Wives Lees, Canterbury, CT4 8BH, Tel 01227 730492
Yve has been a resident in Old Wives Lees since 1978 and served a previous term on the Council from 2007 to 2011. She has a managerial background in Insurance Claims and is interested in proactively seeing through projects for improving and maintaining the parish. Yve will often be found out and about with “Maximus” her Giant Schnauzer and gardening the tubs at the village centre. She is a member of the Old Wives Lees community choir and looks after the adverts in the Chilham Parish News.
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