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Here is a list of the current council members with details of their roles on various sub-committees, their contact numbers, their locations and a brief introduction.

Click here to see the Register of Councillors’ Interests. The 2021 Appointments list can also be found here.

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caroline aldridge vice chairman kidmore end parish council
Caroline Aldridge
Chairman, Editorial Board Of Newsletter, Playing Fields, Representative On NDP Steering Group
Phone: 01189 723 700
Email: caroline.aldridge@kepc.info
Location: Kidmore End

Caroline moved to Kidmore End in 2004 with her husband and son, and joined the Parish Council in 2012. As a Parish Councillor, Caroline takes a keen interest in preserving the rural character of the area and enhancing community cohesion, particularly with issues relating to young people.

Her other interests include gardening, walking and reading. Caroline is the Editor of the Kidmore End Parish Council newsletter.

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John Swift
Councillor – Finance, Transport
Phone: 0118 924 2695
Email: john.swift@kepc.info
Location: Chalkhouse Green

John has been living in Chalkhouse Green since 2006 and joined the Parish Council in 2008.  As a Parish Councillor John has taken the lead on several initiatives and actions on behalf of the Council: affordable housing, transport and the environment, including the Council’s representations to Reading BC in respect of the Third Bridge. 
He is currently a member of the Finance Sub-Committee.

Iain Pearson
Iain Pearson

Councillor, Chairman of the Finance & Playing Fields committees

Email: iain.pearson@kepc.info
Location: Kidmore End

Iain is currently chairman of the Finance Committee, chairman of the Playing Fields Committee and was the parish representative on the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan.

He is currently a parish representative on the CAGE Eye and Dunsden committee. He looks forward to serving the residents of the five hamlets and adding value to the parish.

Trevor Perchard
Trevor Perchard

Councillor, Plans, Rights of Way, Speedwatch Coordinator

Email: trevor.perchard@kepc.info

Location: Tokers Green

Trevor was born in Henley-on-Thames in June 1958 and raised in Shiplake. He was educated in Shiplake, Henley, and South Oxfordshire Technical College. He spent 14 years in the motor trade before moving into the landscape industry, owning and running a garden maintenance business for 20+ years.Trevor is married with two stepsons and one grandson. He has a keen interest in most sports and outdoor life, along with holidays on cruise ships.Having served on Shiplake Parish Council for 18 years, Trevor joined Kidmore End Parish Council shortly after moving to Rokeby Drive, Tokers Green in May 2009.

Andrew Harland
Councillor
Phone: 07747470108
Email: andrew.harland@kepc.info
Location: Tokers Green

Andrew Peter Harland married to Fiona who works at the Duchess Of Kent Hospice and they have two children, who went to Kidmore End Primary school (of which Andrew was a governor).

Andrew has stepped down after 20 years from his role as CEO of the charity Examination Officers Association which he founded. Prior to that, he had been Head of Geography at St Joseph’s in Reading and is still a member of the Royal Geographical Society in London, a fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and a non executive director of a music awarding body focused on giving greater accessibility to all learners in the education system.

As part of his professional work, Andrew always taken an interest in local affairs and was part of the group that raised money through various events to build the Tokers Green play area. He is actively involved in the maintenance of the village pond, litter picking days, help run and host the village carol service group every year and the annual big lunch event in the summer.

 

Jim Ducker
Councillor
Email: jim.ducker@kepc.info
Location: Gallowstree Common

James has lived in Gallowstree Common since 1997 and before that in Henley for 31 years. He has 3 children and 8 eight grandchildren.

James had a long career in IT and publishing before retiring in 2000 and has been active in local affairs, as a School Governor (Gillots School, The Henley College), Volunteer Librarian in Sonning Common and reader for The Henley Standard Talking newspaper.  

He joined KEPC in September 2020.

 

 

Adrian Whyles
Alastair McAslan
Councillor
Phone: 01189 242 829
Email:  alastair.mcaslan@kepc.info
Location: Kidmore End

Alastair had a full career in the British Army which included a four-year secondment to the United Nations in New York and an international organisation based in Geneva. This was followed by 10 years in academia promoting the concept of humanitarian resilience.

In 2012, Alastair and his wife Caroline moved to Kidmore End where he has his own not-for-profit consultancy.

Alastair is strongly committed to the local community with particular interest in preserving the rural character of the Parish, retaining the open spaces in and around our villages, and encouraging an expansion of our footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways.

Sonia Matthews
Councillor
Phone:
Email: sonia.matthews@kepc.info
Location: Kidmore End
Roger Penfold, MBE
Clerk to the Council
Phone: 0118 947 3130
Email: clerk@kepc.info

The Council applauds the award, in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List, of the MBE to our Parish Clerk, Roger Penfold, for “services to the Amateur Swimming Association South East Region and to Local Government in Berkshire”. It is a richly deserved reward.

 

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