Parish Councillors

parish councillors


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.

This page is currently under construction. Please bear with us.

Caroline Aldridge
caroline aldridge vice chairman kidmore end parish council
Chairman, Editorial Board of Newsletter, Finance, Planning, Amenities
Phone: 01189 723 700
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.

Iain Pearson
Iain Pearson

Councillor, Chairman of the Finance & Playing Fields committees

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 looks forward to serving the residents of the five hamlets and adding value to the parish.

Patrick Malaperiman (Image and Bio to follow)



Location: Kidmore End

Andrew Harland

Vice chair, Member of the Playing Fields (at Gallowstree site),Planning and Transport Committees. Website team for the Parish Council

Phone: 07747470108

Location: Tokers Green

Andrew has lived in the area for thirty years having taught Geography at a local Reading school and has been a governor at both Kidmore End Primary School and at Chiltern Edge. Andrew continues to work in the education sector as an education and exams consultant with a special interest in supporting the SEND community, through his work as a Trustee of the A2A charity focusing on people with hearing difficulties. His role as a director of a music exam board brings him in close contact with the growing impact technology plays in the delivery of education and the need to forge stronger links between education and business.

As part of his professional work, Andrew always taken an interest in local affairs and worked on a series of projects over the years. He and his wife Fiona still continue to support the maintenance of the Play Area located at Rokeby Drive Recreation Ground,in the parish of Mapledurham which was funded partly by members of Tokers Green community. He has been actively involved in the maintenance of the village pond at Tokers Green and is part of the ongoing development of the Tokers Village Green project; he joins in with the local litter picking group; is part of the maintenance team which raised money for the village defibrillator unit; contributes to the new community garden project between the communities of Chazey Heath and Tokers Green and helps run the village carol singing event every year and the annual big lunch event in the summer.


Tony Bowley
Councillor, Member of the Playing Fields and Finance Committees. Webmaster for the Parish Council
Location: Gallowstree Common

Tony has lived on The Hamlet, Gallowstree Common since 2007, and after a career in leadership roles at The Guardian, and other media and technology companies he has now retired. 

For eight years he volunteered as a Governor of Sacred Heart Primary School in Henley and enjoyed coaching and management volunteering at both Rotherfield Utd Football Club for 5 years and at Kidmore End Cricket Club for three years.

He is keen to serve the local community and use the project management experience he has gained in his volunteering roles and career to help The Parish Council to even better serve the people of our Parish.

Nick Room
Location: Sonning Common

I’ve lived in Sonning Common since 1989 when my wife Yvonne and I moved here after marriage. My connection with Kidmore End is largely through the church, where I was Treasurer back in Graham Foulis Brown’s time, and, since October 2020, Churchwarden to the Parish (the two churches of St John’s and Christ the King in Sonning Common).

I have made many friends in the village and regularly ride my bike around the place. I have my own small business, which I set up having retired from Waitrose Buying in August 2019. KEPC and the church activities are not my only volunteering commitments, so I am spinning many plates, but thrive on helping communities and getting involved.

Debbie Page

Wells Manager, Planning Sub-committee, Representative on the Kidmore End Road Safety Initiative.
Location: Kidmore End
Debbie has lived in Kidmore End with partner James since 1995.  After a 20 year career in nursing and health care management Debbie is now a full-time potter and teacher of pottery. She works from home in her bright yellow shed. 

Debbie is looking forward to playing her part as a parish councillor working to improve our community and environment. 

Candy Mason
kidmore end parish council
Location: Tokers Green


Jane Makower Mather


Allotments Manager, Planning Sub-committee, Representative on the Kidmore End Road Safety Initiative.

Phone: 07768 791429 
Location: Gallowstree Common
Jane and James Mather and their elderly border terrier ’Ted’ moved to Kidmore End July 2016.
James is a Church of Scotland Minister and Jane is a trainee ‘group work practitioner’.
Ted has sadly died but his successors run on – They are Thwaite and Dora bumptious border terriers aka escape artists who are very keen on Withy Copse Woods.
We live at Withy Copse at the far west end of Gallowstree Common on the Horsepond Road. Previously Withy Copse House and Workshops was owned by Charlie Paddick who built the original Pavillion at Kidmore End Playing Fields. We walk across the playing fields ( on a lead) most days and love it !!
Jane’s particular interest on the Parish Council is to reduce the speed that people drive through Gallowstree Common and is pleased to be part of the Chair’s new working group.
Roger Penfold, MBE
Clerk to the Council
Phone: 0118 947 3130

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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