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.  Has lived in Four Elms village since 1973.


Joanna Wade (Vice Chair, Hever ward)

Employment Judge and solicitor.  Represents the PC on the Hever Residents Association committee, member of the Hever village hall management committee and Parish Church fundraising committee.  Runs the Village Screen film club.


Christine Thompson (Councillor, FE ward)

Member of the RICS and Trustee of Westerham Almshouse Charity.


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)

I have 4 children and I am Chairman of the South East Region of the Historic Houses Association.


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.


Stephen Sadler

Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, extensive Real estate regeneration experience, lived at How Green since 1984.


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)

Bonnie has lived in Four Elms for over 30 years.  Recently retired, she has a background in public relations, marketing and fundraising.  She spent the last twenty years of her career working for the NSPCC and Barnardo’s children’s charities as a senior manager.  She has been actively involved in the local Four Elms community as a Parish Councillor for five years and previously spent 12 years as a member of the Four Elms fete committee.



All the Councillor Notifications of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non Pecuniary interests can be found on the Sevenoaks District Council website.


The Clerk, Charlotte Cole, lived in Hever 2014 – 2019, works 2.5 days per week and can be contacted by email or phone 01342 322123.