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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.

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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.

Sue Biggs
Plans, Finance, Transport, Representative on Chilterns Conservation Board
Phone: 0118 9723456
Email: sue.biggs@kepc.info
Location: Kidmore End

Sue moved to Kidmore End village in 1990 with her husband and 3 sons and works part time as a Health Visitor in Reading. Sue is a trustee for Home-Start Reading. Sue was co-opted to the Parish Council in 2008. Since September 2017 Sue has been the chair of the Neighbourhood Development Plan NDP steering group for Kidmore End parish and chaired KEPC until December 2019. She is a parish councillor representative on Chiltern Conservation Board.

As a Parish Councillor, Sue takes a keen interest in preserving the rural character of the area and also in transport and community issues. Her other interests include walking, biking, reading, skiing and gardening. 

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

John was born and went to school in Birkenhead. His family had been stevedores in the ports of Liverpool and Birkenhead since the middle of the 19th century and his vacations were spent on the docks, learning the ropes in the expectation that he would join the family firm. However, he went to Oxford University in 1959 to read Classics and Law, the family firm was taken over, and John decided to read for the Bar. After a year in Bologna, in which he gained a Diploma at the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, and a further year as a lecturer at his former college, University College, he began full time practice at the Bar in 1967, was appointed QC in 1981, and was in the same set of Chambers throughout his professional life. He is also Chairman of the Enforcement Decision Panel at Ofgem, the energy regulator, and a member of the Determinations Panel of The Pensions Regulator.

From 1993-1998 John was the first Rail Regulator, head of a new non-ministerial government department, established as part of the process of securing that the new structure of the railways worked in the public interest. Since 2002 he has been Chairman of the panel of judges for the annual National Rail Awards scheme.

John and Jane Swift moved from London to Chalkhouse Green in 2006.

John was co-opted as a member of the Council in May 2008.

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 CoordinatorEmail: trevor.perchard@kepc.infoLocation: Tokers GreenTrevor 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.

Sarah Hall
Councillor, Allotments Manager, Plans, Representative on Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils
Phone: 0118 9723631
Location: Chalkhouse Green

Sarah Hall was born in Northamptonshire in 1943, but has lived at Chalkhouse Green with her husband and four sons since 1969. There she runs a small farm specializing in rare breeds, selling free range beef and pork from the farm. A passionate gardener, tree planter and conservationist, she encourages visitors to the farm both on private visits and on Open Days.

Sarah is in favour of less government at all levels and a pruning of the tottering piles of paperwork and over-regulation imposed by distant legislators.

Sarah is guardian of the green recycling boxes. If you need another box (or two?) please telephone her on 01189 723 631.

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.

 

 

 

Sarah Hall

Councillor, Allotments Manager, Plans, Representative on Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils

Phone: 0118 9723631

Location: Chalkhouse Green

Sarah Hall was born in Northamptonshire in 1943, but has lived at Chalkhouse Green with her husband and four sons since 1969. There she runs a small farm specializing in rare breeds, selling free range beef and pork from the farm. A passionate gardener, tree planter and conservationist, she encourages visitors to the farm both on private visits and on Open Days.

Sarah is in favour of less government at all levels and a pruning of the tottering piles of paperwork and over-regulation imposed by distant legislators.

Sarah is guardian of the green recycling boxes. If you need another box (or two?) please telephone her on 01189 723 631.

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.