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Marden Parish Council

Councillors & Staff

Marden Parish Council has 11 elected Councillors, 10 of which were elected at the 2016 elections:  Cllrs Adam, Boswell, Brown, Childs, Cowin, Mannington, Newton, Robertson, Tippen and Turner; and one co-opted in July 2016 (Cllr Harvey).  The next elections are due in 2020.

Cllr Childs stepped down as Parish Councillor on 1st September 2017.  Cllr Mick Jones was co-opted in November to fill this vacancy.

Cllr Cowin stepped down as Parish Councillor on 9th October 2017.  Cllr Tom Stevens JP was co-opted in March to fill this vacancy.Cllr

Cllr Harvey stepped down as Parish Councillor on 29th March 2019.  A bi-election is due to be held on 27th June 2019 to fill this vacancy.

 The Parish Council employs 1 full time Parish Clerk, 1 part time Deputy Clerk, 1 part time village caretaker and 1 part time cemetery caretaker.

COUNCILLORS

Councillors Contact details Role within the Council

Cllr Richard Adam

01622 831673

Sits on Amenities, Finance & Planning Committees, Open Spaces & Public Conveniences Sub-Committees and Byelaws Group, .  Richard is also involved with Public Transport and highways issues and is part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Cllr Anne Boswell

01622 833351

07828 868703

 Sits on Amenities, Planning & Finance Committees; Cemetery, Open Spaces & Human Resources Sub-Committees and Stilebridge, Village Celebrations, Play Scheme and Village Spring Clean Action Groups.  Anne is part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, MPC representative on the Patient Reference Group and the editor of the quarterly Parish Council Newsletter

Cllr Maria Brown

01622 832305

Sits on Planning Committee and Stilebridge Action Group.  Maria is also a Member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Cllr Mick Jones

01622 832305

Was co-opted in November 2017 and sits on the Amenities & Finance Committee,  Human Resources Sub-Committee and Open Spaces Group.  Mick is also a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Cllr Lesley Mannington

07802 720069

Chairman of Marden Parish Council.  As Chairman Lesley is an ex-officio member of all Committees, Sub- Committees and Groups of the Parish Council.  Lesley is also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, MPC representative on KALC Maidstone Area Committee and assists with the editing of the Parish Council newsletter.

Cllr Ian Newton

01622 831832

Sits on Amenities & Planning Committees; Cemetery, Public Conveniences and Open Spaces Sub-Committees and Byelaws, Stilebridge, Police Forum & Public Transport/Highways Groups.  Ian is also a Trustee of Marden Memorial Hall (on behalf of Marden Theatre Group) and the Allen & Maplesden Charity.  Ian is also a part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Cllr Jean Robertson

01622 831331

Sits on Amenities  & Planning Committees; Cemetery, Open Spaces and Public Conveniences Sub-Committees and on the Village Celebrations Action Group.  Jean is also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Cllr Tom Stevens

01622 832305

Sits on Finance Committee and MPC Trustee on the Marden Memorial Hall Committee.  Tom is also part of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. 

Cllr Kate Tippen

01622 832305

 

Vice-Chairman of Marden Parish Council.  As Vice-Chairman of MPC Kate sits on all Committees.  She also sits on Cemetery, Human Resources, Open Spaces and Public Conveniences Sub-Committees together with Village Celebrations, Stilebridge Action Group, KALC Area & Patient Reference Group representative.   Kate is also a Trustee of Marden Memorial Hall Committee (elected member) and Allen & Maplesden Charity.

Cllr Andy Turner

07803 598813

Sits on Amenities & Planning Committees; Cemetery, Open Spaces and Public Conveniences Sub-Committees; Emergency Planning & Stilebridge Action Groups and the Parish & Police Forum.  Andy is also the Chairman of Marden Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Vacancy

EMPLOYEES

Name Title Contact Details

Alison Hooker

Clerk (Proper Officer) to Marden Parish Council and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

01622 832305

[email protected]

Rachel Gillis-Coates

Deputy Clerk to Marden Parish Council

Part-time

as from 13th May 2019

01622 832305

email tbc

Ian Jones

Cemetery Caretaker

Part-time

via Parish Office

Chris Prince

Village Caretaker

Part-time

via Parish Office