|Rodney James Atkins|
|Address||4 Goldfinch Close, Paddock Wood. TN12 6XW|
Rodney became a town councillor in May 2015. He met his wife in Tonbridge, where he had grown up and moved to Paddock Wood in July 2009 with his family. He has a teenage daughter and a teenage son who is a member of Paddock Wood Athletic club and the 11th Tonbridge Scout group. Rodney has worked all his life in the financial services industry, and has now worked for a global company for 21 years.
|Address||2 Laxton Gardens, Paddock Wood, TN12 6BG|
|Representative||Youth Council, Community Centre Board|
Derek moved to Paddock Wood in 2008, where his wife had grown up. He became a town councillor in May 2015 Derek’s current occupation is running a teacher training organisation in Bromley where he trains around 100 primary and secondary teachers each year. Prior to this he worked in Kent Schools initially as a Science Teacher and later as an Assistant Head Teacher. Derek has two children who both attend school in Paddock Wood. His wife teaches Science in a Tonbridge School.
|Committees||Personnel, Policy,procedures and protocol|
|Address||4 Haywain Close, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LD|
|Representative||KALC, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group|
A Westcountryman by birth, John moved to Paddock Wood with his wife in 1987. He spent over 40 years of his life in the civil service, retiring in 1998. He joined the Town Council in 2003 and has served continuously ever since. His interests include quizzes, collecting ephemera and supporting the local brewing industry.
|Committees||Estates, Finance, Policy,procedures and protocol|
|Address||4 Haywain Close, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LD|
|Representative||KALC, Business Association, Webmaster, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Community Centre Board.|
Meryl was born in Canterbury and has lived with her husband John in Paddock Wood since 1987 joining PWTC in 2003. She left her job as a full time teacher in 2012 and although still teaching part time she now has much more time to devote to her role as a Town Councillor. Meryl manages the PWTC website and is very interested in the history of Paddock Wood. On behalf of the Town Council she has been involved in researching the names on the war memorial as part of the World War One commemorations. Her other interests include genealogy, travelling and walking her dogs.
|Address||18 Old Kent Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6JD|
|Representative||Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.|
Sarah has been a town Councillor for five years. She started her career as a nurse (SRN) in the NHS before following a long career combining health and education ultimately as a senior lecturer and programme manager in Higher Education. Now semi-retired Sarah devotes time to the council and continues to teach and practice homeopathy on an occasional basis. Sarah is dedicated to ensuring the people of Paddock Wood have a say in the future of their town. To that end she is responsible for driving forward the Neighbourhood Plan. Her interests include art, theatre , music and history. She is passionate about welfare of animals and wildlife and serves as a governor of Paddock Wood Primary School
|Vice Chairman||Paddock Wood Town Council|
|Committees||Finance, Planning and Environment, Policy,procedures and prototocol|
|Address||10 Challenger Close, Paddock Wood, TN12 6TZ|
|Representative||Medway Valley Line, KALC, Gatwick Airport Liaison Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.|
David joined the council in May 1987 and has served under five different Chairmen. He was closely involved in the plans for Foalhurst Wood, Putlands sports and leisure centre, the skate park, the bowls club and the athletics track. David chaired the Plannng and Environment Committee from 1999-2011, is involved in planning the annual Remembrance Day Parade and represents the Council on both the Kent Association of Local Councils and the Medway Valley Community Rail Partnership.
|Raymond Peter Moon|
|Committees||Finance, Personnel, Planning and Environment|
|Address||17 Laxton Gardens, Paddock Wood. TN12 6BB|
|Representative||Allotments, Foalhurst Wood, Hop Pickers Line, Bereko Link|
Ray has lived in Paddock Wood for over 60 years. His parents have always lived in Paddock Wood & Ray has seen Paddock Wood grow from a small village to a Town. Ray has recently retired and has been on PWTC since about 1990. Ray enjoys walking and is a member of the RSPB. He is also a member of the Foal Hurst Wood Volunteer Group and has a keen interest in identifying trees.
|Committees||Estates, Planning and Environment|
|Address||10 Le Temple Rd, Paddock Wood. TN12 6HY|
|Representative||Medway Valley Line, Hop Pickers Line, Play Paddock Wood|
David has lived in West Kent for most of his life, moving to Paddock Wood in 1981. He joined PWTC in 1984 and, with a few years’ break in the early 2000’s, rejoined the council in 2008. He was a primary school teacher until he retired in 2009. David is married with three adult children and a granddaughter. His interests include gardening, music, the natural and the built environment, the media, walking and cycling
|Elizabeth Margaret Thomas|
|Chairman||Paddock Wood Town Council|
|Committees||Estates, Finance, Personnel|
|Address||120 Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood. TN12 6DY|
|Representative||Community Centre Board|
Elizabeth has lived in Paddock Wood since 1964 and joined the council about 1985. Her background was in teaching. In retirement she studied for a BA with the Open University followed by an MA at Christ Church Canterbury. Elizabeth’s family comes first followed by a love of music, gardening and various sports.
|Carol Ann Williams|
|Vice Chairman||Planning and Environment, Personnel|
|Committees||Personnel, Planning and Environment, Policy,procedures and protocol|
|Address||118 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DY|
|Representative||Youth Council, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group|
Carol has lived in Paddock Wood for nearly five years with her husband and daughter and was elected to the Town Council in May 2015. Her background is in children’s nursing, nurse education and healthcare management, with most of her career spent in London. Recently she has worked in healthcare regulation and now has her own nursing and healthcare consultancy company. One of her reasons for wishing to stand for the council is to influence the future developments in Paddock Wood to ensure that they have the health and wellbeing of the local population in mind. Carol is one of the youth leaders at St Andrew’s Church, supporting youth activities within the church Carol likes to spend time socialising with friends and family, walking, reading and listening to live music of all genres often attending music festivals in the summer.
|Committees||Estates, Finance, Personnel,|
|Address|| 2 Goldings, Paddock Wood Kent, TN12 6EQ|
|Representative||PWTC Facebook page|
Ray moved to Paddock Wood from Tunbridge Wells in 1978 having previously lived there as a teenager. Ray is married with two adult children and two young granddaughters. He worked as a sheet metal worker for the same company for almost 40 years. Following redundancy in 2009, he took a part time job at a school in Tonbridge, joining Paddock Wood Town Council in 2011. His interests are many and varied including the natural environment, social media, sport and rock music.
|Address||1 Linnet Avenue, Paddock Wood.|
|Representative||Joint Transportation Board, Speedwatch|
Having lived in Paddock Wood since 1988 Bob has served on PWTC since 2011. He retired in 2005 having worked for British Rail in the Telecommunications field but after privatisation he became a Health and Safety Manager working on London Underground Projects. Bob has two passions in life; racing yachts and golf .