Appledore Parish Council

The Parish Council comprises of 7 residents who have volunteered to stand as members. We are assisted in our work by the Parish Clerk.

Profiles of Councillors and their areas of responsibility within the Council are shown below. Consideration of Planning Applications is carried out collectively by the whole Council.

If there are any issues you would like to raise with the Council please contact one of us by email or phone.

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James Perkins

Chair

Cradlebridge
Moor Lane
Appledore
Kent TN26 2BH

T:  01233 758107
M: 07789 916132

E:  apc.jperkins@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility
Development of Parish Council Field

I was born at Old Ashford Hospital in 1963 and have lived in Appledore all my life.  I am married to Jo and we have three very sports minded, rugby playing teenage sons, Ben, Tom and Adam.

I have participated in village life as an active member of the Parish Hall Committee as well as other Societies.

I have farmed in Appledore for as long as I can remember!  First with Dairy Cows and then in 2000 moving on to Salad crops, selling to London Restaurants and the wholesale markets of New Covent Garden and Spitalfields as well as other specialist outlets.

Many of you will know that I served as a Member of the Appledore Parish Council for the past 6 years, therefore I bring to my new role of Chairman, a degree of continuity coupled with an intimate local knowledge along with the enthusiasm and drive to make a positive difference to our village during my tenure of office.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Employment: Farmer and Self-employed Dog Groomer
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Cradlebridge, Moor Lane, Appledore
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Christopher Vane


M:  07816 672919

E:  apc.cvane@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility
Development of Parish Council Field
Parish Council & Appledore website

I am a brand consultant, working with national and international companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. I have mentored corporate communications teams and helped companies build their internal processes and skill base.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Employment: Brand Consultant
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: None
Licenses: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Gary Kinsley

 

 

The Tithe Barn

The Street

Appledore

Kent TN26 2AJ

T: 07565504629

(contact by messaging would be welcomed)

E: apc.gkinsley@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility

Community Representative

 

Born on Romney Marsh, I've lived in Appledore since 2014 with my wife and three children.

 

My career background is in IT and specifically Cybersecurity managing large companies predominantly in Asia.

 

My passions orient around environmental protection and maintaining the quality of rural village life.

 

My focus as a councillor will be to maintain and improve Appledore as an elected representative of the residents.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Executive committee member of the village hall
Executive member of the recreation ground
Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None

Land: The Tithe Barn, The Street, Appledore
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Derek Winter

‘This Friday’
Appledore Heath
TN26 2BA

T:  01233 758570 

E:  apc.dwinter@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility
Recreation Ground Committee

I moved to Appledore in 1975 whilst working as a freelance consulting engineer, mostly within the UK, before initially becoming an associate director of Barcol Ltd and then consequently establishing its Kent office in 1995. I am married to Marilyn with two grown up children, my son currently residing in New Zealand and my daughter in mid Kent.
I first became a Parish Councillor 2003 and served latterly for several years as Vice Chairman until the election of 2015 when I chose not to stand again.  However when the current parish council found itself short of members, I was approached to re-stand and now find myself once again a Parish Councillor.

It is good to be back and with six new enthusiastic Councillors with fresh ideas which is so important for the future benefit of the village.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Executive committee member of the village hall
Executive committee member of the recreation ground
Employment: Freelance Consulting Engineer
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Roundabout Friday & This Friday, Appledore
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Charles Wilkinson

Trellis House
41 The Street
Appledore
TN26 2BU

T:  01233 758316
M:  07562 302809

E: apc.cwilkinson@gmail.com                                                                                                          

Areas of responsibility

Residential Enabling Car Park
 

I have lived in Appledore since 2003. I am married to Denise and have 4 sons and 7 grandchildren. I am a retired business man having worked for an international papermaking company entailing extensive travel to many parts of the world.

I have been a member of the parish council since 2006 as lead member for Highways and Byways. Having achieved a number of changes including the reduction and extension to the speed limits in the village, I have recently decided to stand down. But I shall remain on the council and will continue to apply my life experience to working as a team towards the challenges ahead.
 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Employment: None
Sponsorship: Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
Contracts: None
Land: Trellis House, 41 The Street, Appledore
Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Roger Hiskey

Vice Chairman

45 The Street

Appledore

Kent TN26 2BU

 

T: 01233 758097

 

E: apc.rhiskey@gmail.com

 

Areas of responsibility

Community transport

External affairs

 

40 years of experience in public service.

 

Background in business, education and local government.

 

Trustee of Towers School Ashford.

 

I believe I am well equipped to serve all of the residents of Appledore.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Executive committee member of the village hall
Executive committee member of the recreation ground
Employment: Retired

Sponsorships: None

Contracts: None

Land: 45 The Street, Appledore

Licences: None

Corporate Tenancies: None

Securities :None

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Helen Hennig

Primrose Cottage
37 The Street
Appledore
Kent TN26 2BU

T:  01233 758436
M: 07759 006324

E:  apc.hhennig@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility
Highways and Byways

I have lived in Appledore for 23 years, moving here from London with my husband Robert and two daughters, Lizzie and Charlie. Before starting a family, I worked in London in Sales & Marketing, Sponsorship and Public Relations. Hence my passion and belief that good communication is vital in all walks of life. I immediately took an active interest in our community, joining the Village Hall committee, the committees for the Jubilee and Millennium celebrations. I have given practical support to numerous village events and served on the Parochial Church Council.

Beyond Appledore, I have served as Vice-Chair of Governors at Tenterden Junior School and Chair of the PTA of both the Infant and Junior Schools.

I think we live in a great village with many things to celebrate. There are and have been dedicated people that have worked to make Appledore what it is but I strongly believe by working together we could make it an even better village both for young and older residents.

Thank you to all of you who supported and encouraged me to stand as one of your councillors.  I intend to work hard on your behalf to fulfill this role to the best of my ability, listening to you as parishioners and  addressing any issues that you might be concerned about. 


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
Employment: Quorum Technologies Ltd
Sponsorship: None
Contracts: None
Land: Primrose Cottage, 37 The Street, Appledore
Licenses: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Securities: None

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Mary Philo

Parish Clerk

Island Cottage
Swan Street
Wittersham
Kent TN30 7PH

T: 01797 270790
E: apc.mphilo@gmail.com

Areas of responsibility
Parish Council website
HR & Training


I was born in George Town, British Guyana and have resided in Kent since I was 3 years of age.  I am married and have 3 children, (Anna, Nick and Andrew). We moved to Wittersham in 2006.

Following my time at University and my initial career in the Insurance sector, I have had the benefit of being able to watch my children grow up into young people to be proud of. Along the way, I have had the support of my family, as I kept myself busy with voluntary work at the schools attended by my children and with the organisations and groups where my children have participated.

I have been fortunate to travel widely during my student days and later accompanying my husband who worked and lived overseas for extended periods of time, but I have to say there is little that outstrips the beautiful Kent countryside.

Message to Parishoners
Ten years ago I began working as Parish Clerk for Iden Parish Council, just as the role of Clerk took on yet another dimension with the 2011 Localism Bill providing small Parishes with the opportunity to have greater influence in the provision of services tailored to the needs of residents. It is an exciting time to provide support and assistance to Councillors as they seek to meet Parishioners requirements and expectations.

I enjoy being involved in community life and look forward to actively participating on behalf of the Appledore Parish Council and the Parishioners of Appledore.