Who we are
Chilham May Fayre
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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 2019 and runs until April 2023. 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.
 
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
 
Paul Lulham PAUL LULHAM
(CHAIRMAN)
12 Felborough Close
Chilham
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8DS
Tel 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.
Nick Lester-Davis NICK LESTER-DAVIS
(VICE-CHAIRMAN)
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.
Steve Linter STEVE LINTER
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.
Doug Marriott DOUG MARRIOTT
New Forest Farm
New Forest Lane
Old Wives Lees
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8BG
Tel 01227 730912
or 07860 331834
Doug Marriott has resided in Old wives lees for 33 years with his wife Jane. Jane was Ward Member for DNW of 16 years serving as Chair of Planning for the last 8 years consecutively. Doug was elected Ward Member directly after Jane from 2011-2015. Doug put himself for election to CPC and was elected in 2015 and retains that appointment in the 2019 CPC. Doug is a Chartered Engineer a Chartered Scientist and a specialist in commercial and business operations having held a plc Board appointment as a Director a plc companies for 3 decades. Doug's special interest in CPC is to uphold democratic and transparent processes with a special focus on road safety, planning efficacy, value for money, corresponding legislation and holding stakeholders accountable for public service delivery.
Jane Martin JANE MARTIN
Yew Tree Cottage
Denne Manor Lane
Shottenden
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8JJ
Tel 07583 642202
or 0845 8688519
A local girl who grew up in Shottenden, and returned here after years abroad and in London and Scotland. I specialise in Marketing and business consulting for hospitality and service based business.
My local experience and local knowledge and my 6 years experience on the Borough Council will help massively on planning, housing and simply understanding the issues that matter to local people. I am committed to serve in the best way I can.
Geoff Meaden DR GEOFF MEADEN
Gorewell
Grove Lane
Old Wives Lees
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8BD
Tel 01227 752275
 
Geoff is a retired university lecturer whose main interests were Biogeography, Climate Change and the geographic aspects of marine fisheries. He is now actively engaged with green issues, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the Canterbury Society and local planning issues. His relaxation mostly involves cycling and supplying wood for a very hungry wood burning stove.
Gill Schofield GILL SCHOFIELD
8 Cherry Orchard
Old Wives Lees
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8BQ
Tel 01227 732515
or 07779 539617
 
I am a retired Civil Servant and has lived in the village for over 20 years. I was a Chilham Parish Councillor for the last 4 year term, and live with her husband Jim, and Cockapoo puppy Teddy, in Old Wives Lees.
I represent Chilham Parish Council on the OWL Village Hall Committee, and in the past have helped with the Big Breakfast, when time allowed, along with helping with other community events. I also help to keep the hall surroundings in a good state, along with others. Our main project this year has been to have the car park enlarged with the addition of 7 extra parking spaces. My main objective is to help keep the villages clean and safe environments for all parishioners.
Richard Spencer-Tanner RICHARD SPENCER-TANNER
Owl Cottage
Bowerland Lane
Old Wives Lees
CANTERBURY, Kent, CT4 8AT
Tel 07789 435934
 
I am a qualified chartered management accountant, life coach and NLP practitioner . I have worked in many different industries including motorsport, residential development, fragrance, foods and I am currently the Finance Director of a waste management and recycling company.
I enjoy spending time with my family and our numerous pets. I am looking forward to supporting the local community on parish matters and have a particular interest in planning and the development of the local area.
Yve White YVE WHITE
The Cottage
Selling Road
Old Wives Lees
CANTERBURY, Kent, 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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