Meet Your Parish Councillors

Councillor NameArea CoveredSub-Committee

Sally Hatcher
(Chairman)

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Amenities and Countryside, Cemetery, Finance, Highways, Personnel, Planning, No Man’s Orchard
Dr. Tim Clark
(Vice-Chairman)
Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Amenities and Countryside, Cemetery, Finance, Highways, Planning, Neighbourhood Plan, No Man’s Orchard

Paul Coles

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Finance, Highways, Neighbourhood Plan, Personnel, Planning
Stephanie Dungay

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Amenities and Countryside, Cemetery, Communications, Finance, Planning
Graham Hoare

St Augustine’s

Cemetery, Finance, Planning
Alan Hopkins

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Amenities and Countryside, Cemetery
Richard MallettSt Augustine’s

Amenities and Countryside, Cemetery, Communications, Planning

Carol Manning

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

 Finance, Planning
Lucas PearceSt Augustine’s

Amenities and Countryside, Communications, Highways, Planning

Lisa Root

Chartham/
Chartham Hatch

Communications, Finance, Neighbourhood Plan, No Man’s Orchard, Personnel

Camilla SwireSt Augustine’s

Amenities and Countryside, Communications, Highways, Neighbourhood Plan, Planning

Biographies:

Sally Hatcher

I have lived in the village of Chartham since 1991 and moved to Chartham Hatch in 2002.  I have been married to John for 35 years and we have one daughter aged 23 and 3 dogs.  I have been in letting and property management for over 25 years in the Canterbury area and set up my own business in 2010 working from home.  I joined the Parish Council in 2001  and I have been involved in lots of committees during this time. 

Tim Clark

I was re-elected as a Councillor in May 2019 and now act as Vice-Chair to the Council. My main aim is to develop stronger channels of communication with Chartham residents so we can better understand and support the needs of the community. I have lived in Chartham for 45 years and have been a former School Governor and Chair of Governors.

We live in a conveniently located and friendly village surrounded by wonderful green spaces and I want to support the wonderful resources we have to enhance the village for the future.

Paul Coles

Although I am not from the village, originally born in London and bought up in Wiltshire, my children are now the fourth generation to call Chartham their home. With a career in the voluntary sector and having moved to the village in July 2006 in one of the villages oldest properties, I hope my skills and knowledge are of benefit to the parish.

Stephanie (Steve) Dungay

I was born in the east end of London, but my father was born locally in Hoath then moved to London during the war.

Me and my husband moved to Chartham in 1979 and I worked at St Augustine’s Hospital for 20 years and in the community. After that I ran the British Heart Foundation Shop in Canterbury for several years before retiring.

I am proud to be part of the team that raised funds and saw the Village Hall built and I am still part of the Village Hall Management Committee helping to run the hall.

Since moving to Chartham, I have been involved in the Poppy Appeal for several years, Chartham Gardeners and the Women’s Institute (WI).

I am definitely a people person, so being on the Parish Council was a natural progression for me.

Graham Hoare

Born in Chartham into a family here since 1760’s, married with family and grand children living in the village. Qualified as an indentured joiner running his own joinery business in the village until he retired, then becoming a parish councillor and taking on the voluntary position of cemetery warden.

Alan Hopkins

(awaiting Bio)

Richard Mallett

(awaiting Bio)

Carol Manning

I have lived in Chatham Village for 48 years and with its rural location, spectacular views and great local amenities and I am proud to be a part of it.

I have been on the Parish Council for over 9 years, I take nothing for granted, my sense of community has taught me to embrace it, support it and nurture it.

Chartham has many clubs and societies that we as a community should support and nurture and join if possible. Although good at supporting local events, I feel we could do better, especially supporting and seeking the views of the younger generation as they are our future.

I have tried to keep a balanced view and to become part of village life. I was a School Governor for 17 years, a JP for 19 years and a Trustee of the village hall for 7 years and now chair of The Firs Nursery.

I have raised four children in the village and although we have great amenities there is much more that can be achieved, as well as the upkeep of the village to a high standard.

To achieve goals, I would ask that you engage with the Parish Council, we are hear to listen to you and serve you. We need to ensure Chartham remains a viable and great place to live for future generations.

Lucas Pearce

I have lived in Chartham since I was a child and have been honoured to represent and serve you on the Parish Council. I enjoy reading and going for walks around the village. I am currently the youngest representative on Chartham Parish Council and, so far, I have relished the opportunity to bring a fresh, youthful perspective to the Parish Council.

My primary concern, like those of my fellow councillors, is to work to improve this community for the people living here. I am always available if you have any questions or concerns, or if you have any ideas or suggestions about how to make our neighbourhood a better place. My door is always open. I am very keen to foster a sense of community spirit within the village, and look forward to working with you to achieve it.

Lisa Root

Lisa has lived in Chartham since 2009, has two children at Chartham Primary School, and became a Parish Councillor in January 2019. She works in telecoms which has given her solid management and financial knowledge, skills she brings to the Parish Council.

Lisa can often be spotted around Chartham Hatch delivering Parish Magazines or helping at community breakfasts as part of the Chartham Hatch Village Hall Committee. She also loves spending time in the garden, tending to her vegetable plot and creating dishes with the produce. Lisa loves living in Chartham and being in the countryside and wants to keep it a great place for everyone to live.

Camilla Swire

Camilla lives near St Augustine’s and spends much of her time in and around Chartham. She trains her dogs at St Augustine’s weekly and is a supporter of the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association).

She is a Trustee of the Canterbury Festival, a Governor of the King’s School and as an artist, support local creative projects.

She travels by train from Chartham station for work and understands the issues with parking, traffic and pollution. Camilla is very passionate about the environment, wildlife and heritage and her main focus as a Parish Councillor is to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Chartham to give local people a say in how the area is developed in the future.

Your City Councillors:

Robert Thomas
Email: robert.thomas@councillor.canterbury.gov.uk

Matthew Jones-Roberts
Email: matthew.jones-roberts@councillor.canterbury.gov.uk

Your Kent County Councillors:

Michael Northey (St Augustine’s Only)
Email: michael.northey@kent.gov.uk

Robert Thomas (the rest of the parish)
Email: robert.thomas@kent.gov.uk

Kent County Council (KCC) Community Warden:

Kevin Finnon
Email: kevin.finnon@kent.gov.uk
Mobile No. 07969 583918

Useful Links:

Register of Parish Councillor’s Declared Interests held at Canterbury City Council