|Rodney James Atkins|
|Committees||Estates, Finance, PPP|
|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.
|Steven Paul Barrett|
|Committees||Planning & Environment, Finance, Personnel|
|Address||1, Woodlands, Paddock Wood, TN12 6AR|
|Representative||Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Speedwatch, Community Centre Working Group|
I moved to Paddock Wood in 2006 from South Bermondsey, London, with my family.
I’ve had 26 yrs experience working in the Education sector in London, my role involved managing budgets, staffing, H&S in the workplace and working with local government.
In 2003 I had a change of career, and have become a well known & successful Driving Instructor within Paddock Wood.
I’m married with a Daughter, Twin Sons & 2 Grandchildren, they have all played active roles in all of the local events and support the community when possible.
My interests/hobbies include Golf, Reading, Local Environment, most sports and Driving is a passion.
I’m a newly elected councillor to P.W.T.C. East ward and look forward to serving my local community to the best of my ability.
|Address||2 Laxton Gardens, Paddock Wood, TN12 6BG|
Derek moved to Paddock Wood in 2008, where his wife had grown up. He became a town councillor in May 2015 and served on the Estates Committee, and chairing it since May 2016. Derek’s current occupation is running a teacher training organisation in South East London 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 a wife, who teaches Science in a Tonbridge School, and two children.
|Chairman||Paddock Wood Town Council, Finance, PPP|
|Committees||Estates, Personnel, Finance, PPP|
|Address||4 Haywain Close, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LD|
|Representative||KALC, Business Association, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Community Centre Board.|
As Chairman of Paddock Wood Town Council I am passionate about the future of Paddock Wood. I currently lead the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, chairmanship of which I took over from Sarah Hamilton, and am keen to take this project forward in conjunction with the TWBC draft local plan, ensuring that local residents views are included in the development of both plans. The other projects close to my heart are the building of a Community Centre on the Memorial Field and ensuring that Paddock Wood does not get swamped with houses without the appropriate infrastructure provision.
|Address||18 Old Kent Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6JD|
|Representative||Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Community Centre Working 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
|Committees||Estates, Finance, PPP|
|Address||3, Goldfinch Close, Paddock Wood, TN12 6XW|
|Representative||Joint Transportation Board, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, PW Business Association|
Bill was born and bred in London but has lived in Paddock Wood since 1979.
Until he retired in 2007, Bill was a Whitehall policy adviser. He worked on a range of different subjects over the years including local government finance, housing management, road safety and local transport planning. His longest posting was a five-year secondment to Union Railways during the planning stage of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Bill was first elected to Paddock Wood Town Council in 2008 but did not seek re-election after becoming a Conservative member of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in 2010, where he served as one of the two members for Paddock Wood East for eight years.
Bill is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind and for Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource. He was a member of Paddock Wood Lions for many years and also a volunteer minibus driver for Compaid for a while.
He has a number of leisure interests, but his family and friends always come first.
|Committees||Planning & Environment, PPP|
|Address||8 Bullion Close, Paddock Wood. TN12 6UP|
|Raymond Peter Moon|
|Vice Chair||Planning & Environment, Personnel|
|Committees||Planning & Environment, Estates, Personnel, Finance|
|Address||17 Laxton Gardens, Paddock Wood. TN12 6BB|
|Representative||Allotments, Community Centre working group, 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||Planning & Environment|
|Address||1,Goldfinch Close, Paddock Wood, TN12 6XW|
|Committees||Estates, Planning and Environment|
|Address||10 Le Temple Rd, Paddock Wood. TN12 6HY|
|Representative||Medway Valley Line, Hop Pickers Line,Community Centre Working Group|
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 four grandchildren. His interests include gardening, music, the natural and the built environment, the media, walking and cycling
|Elizabeth Margaret Thomas|
|Address||120 Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood. TN12 6DY|
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 Anne Williams|
|Chairman||Planning and Environment|
|Vice Chairman||Paddock Wood Town Council, Finance|
|Committees||Finance, Personnel, Planning and Environment|
|Address||118 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DY|
|Representative||Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Community Centre Board, Chair of Community Centre Working Party, Youth Council|
Carol has lived with her husband and daughter in Paddock Wood since 2010. She was elected to Town Council in May 2015. Her background is 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. She is keen to ensure that future developments in Paddock Wood take account of the health and wellbeing of the local population and provide facilities for teenagers and young adults. As a volunteer in the youth team at St Andrew’s Church, she supports with youth club and supports the Town’s Youth Council. 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.
|Address||1 Linnet Avenue, Paddock Wood.|
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 .