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The members of the Hever Parish Council are:

John Hodson (Chair, FE ward)

Business experience in finance in City. Member of Four Elms Church Parish Church Council. Trustee of Stonebridge Trust charity for benefit of Edenbridge residents.

Joanna Wade (Vice Chair, Hever ward)

Employment Judge and solicitor.

Christine Thompson (Councillor, FE ward)

BSc(Hons) Degree in Estate Management, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – General Practice. Trustee of the Westerham Almshouse Charity, Trustee of Four Elms Village Hall Trust.

Angela Haydon (Councillor, FE ward)

BSc (Hons) in Electronics, 27 years business management experience working for a leading Healthcare company within the UK and Europe.

Has lived in Four Elms village since 1986 with her husband and two daughters.

Stephen Lark (Councillor, Hever ward)

Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Company Director of Insurance Broking and Employee Benefits Companies.

Has lived in Hever with his wife and 3 children since 1997.

Duncan Leslie (Councillor, Hever ward)

Chief Executive of Hever Castle Ltd and Hever Castle Golf Club Ltd, a member of the RICS – rural practice, trustee of Fairburn Estate in Ross-shire, committee member of South East Region Historic Houses Association.
Prior to working at Hever Castle, he managed various estates including Ardverikie Estate, better known as Glenbogle in “Monarch of the Glen” in Inverness-shire, Firle Estate near Lewes in East Sussex and Wilton Estate in Wiltshire.
Duncan has three young children, who are particular fans of their Daddy’s workplace.

Anita Sebastian (Councillor, Hever ward)

Qualified as a Charted Secretary at Guildhall University in London and held the position of Personnel Director and Secretary for a small group of Companies in Kent prior to returning to London as Deputy Secretary for a multinational company in the City.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries and AdministratorsFreeman of the City of LondonLiveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Lives in Hever with her husband where they have been resident for 27 years.



Rick Brookes-Smith (Councillor, Hever / Markbeech ward)

Antique dealer and furniture expert . Part time fine art auctioneer. Mark Beech resident since 1994. For a number of years a member of the Mark Beech village hall committee. Now runs Edenbridge based commercial and residential property business.


Bonnie White  (Councillor, FE ward)

Has lived in Four Elms for over 30 years.  Employed by a leading UK children’s charity as a senior fundraising relationship manager.  Spent 12 years as a member of the Four Elms fete committee.

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