There are a total of 10 Parish Councillors that stand for election every 4 years. Each Councillor is a volunteer and does not receive any remuneration for the services and time they provide to the community. The range of experience and dedication provided by our Councillors makes the team we are today. All supported by our Clerk to the Council, a part time employee of the Parish Council.

The declaration listed against each member complies with the Openness and Transparency guildelines.

Neville Hudson

A local (ish) boy, Neville was born in Herne Bay. He moved to Birchington in 1961 and over the years he became Chairman and then president of the local Chamber of Commerce. Neville was a Thanet District Councillor, of which he became leader, for 28 years. He wishes to bring the Parish Council to the forefront of the community and unite everybody to enrich the village.

Chairman

76 Quex View Road, Birchington, CT7 0DY
Tel: 01843 841900
Mobile: 07860 172546
Neville.hudson@birchington-pc.gov.uk

 

Declaration

Marcel Pooke MBE

As an ex-Primary Care trust executive director and also a Management Consultant, Marcel is used to working with people to get the best results for the community with the most efficiency and for this he was awarded an MBE. He has only lived in Kent for a short while having moved to Birchington on retirement. Marcel wants to serve the community using and promoting the values he holds dear; leadership, community, compassion and action.

Vice Chairman

29 Spencer Road, Birchington CT7 9EZ
Tel: 01843 313346 Mobile: 07973 551227
marcel.pooke@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Robert Wright

Robert has lived in Thanet on and off since the age of 3. His background is in design, particularly in shop fitting and the restoration of old buildings. He joined the council because he felt strongly about the proposed changes to the infrastructure of our village and environs. He is Chair of the Planning Committee.

Councillor

27 Queen Bertha’s Avenue, Birchington, CT7 9BH

Mobile: 07931 928199

robert.wright@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Linda Wright

Linda has lived in Birchington for 17 years having moved from London where she was a dental nurse and then a practice manager in both NHS and private practice. In 2011 she became a Thanet District Councillor for the villages and a Parish Councillor in Birchington. She has an interest in our heritage.

Councillor

90 Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9BB
Tel: Mobile: 07825 338999
linda.wright@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Emma Dawson

Councillor

Cherry Tree House, 11 Wilbrough Road, Birchington, CT7 9DY
Tel: 07976 804113
emma.dawson@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Jack Cohen

Jack moved to Birchington over 20 years ago bringing with him a wealth of experience in both life and politics. He served on the District Council and was the Chairman of Birchington Parish Council until retiring from that post recently. He has remained as a councillor due to his undiminished support for the community.

Councillor

2 Leslie Road, Birchington, CT7 9HG
Tel: 01843 847421

jack.cohen@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Phil Fellows

Phil joined BPC in 2015 after hearing of TDC’s plans for thousands of houses to be built around our village and its green fields. He was brought up locally in a working class family and, having a young family, understands the fears and worries caused by mass development. Phil is the Parish Council Events Manager.

Councillor

27 Grenham Road, Birchington CT7 9JH
Tel: 01843 842519 Mobile: 07970 388870
philip.fellows@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Max Houghton

A former Parachute Regiment officer who served also with the Australian and French armies, the UNHQ in New York and the EU in Brussels before becoming a Director of a defence engineering company in Stockport. In an effort to escape the Manchester rain Max and his wife made the 25th move of their married life to Birchington in 2017. Chairman of the Birchington Branch of the Royal British Legion he joined the Council with the wish to be part of the decision making process that will enhance the quality of life for all Birchington residents.

Councillor

The Lodge, Cliff Road, Birchington CT7 9LS Tel: 01843 841153  Mob: 07539 973270 Email: max.houghton@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Juliann Gleed

Bio to follow

Councillor

194A Canterbury Road, Birchington CT7 9AQ

Tel:07540807006

Julieann.gleed@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Geraldine Watson

Bio to follow

Councillor

c/o The Burley Gallery, Birchington Library, CT7 9EG.

Tel: 01843 846666

Geraldine.watson@birchington-pc.gov.uk

Declaration

Caroline Vincent

Parish Clerk

The Burley Gallery, Birchington Library, Alpha Road, Birchington, CT7 9EG
Tel: 01843 846666
bpcouncil@outlook.com

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