Steve Hewison

Chairman

Professional background : Managing Director/Owner of a Technology Consultancy Business specialising in Governance Risk and Controls.

Parish Council : Elected in 2021. Chairman since November 2021.

Personal : Enjoys golf, football, tennis, travel and films.

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Terri Cliffe Harrison

Vice-Chair

Professional background : Managing Director of a training and specialist height access company.

Parish Council : Currently Vice Chair. Elected to the council in 2011.

Personal : Enjoys swimming, keep fit and spending time with family.

Peter Sillibourne MBE

Councillor

Professional background : A long career in farming. Peter runs Lords Farm.

Parish Council : Elected in 1973 and was previously chairman for 20 years.

Personal : A scout Leader for 50 years. Peter writes a monthly column for the Parish Magazine and website “As I see it on the land”.

Tony Beaney

Councillor

Professional background : A now retired former specialist packaging / machinery sales manager for 3M UK.

Parish Council : Tony has been a Parish councillor since 1987.

Personal : A keen caravanning enthusiast. His property in Ruckinge is used as a caravan rally site on behalf of the Caravan and Motorhome club. He also a  volunteer for major events for the Caravan Club.

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Martin Pepper

Councillor

Professional background : HGV driver working for a local business in Bromley Green

Parish Council : Elected in 2017

Personal : Enjoys travel and has lived in the area for nearly 30 years

Denis Archer

Councillor

Professional background : Self employed, I own an automotive car business providing repairs, servicing and transportation across Europe.

Parish Council : Joined the council in 2020.

Personal : I’ve lived all my life in Ruckinge! I’m a dog walker and through that exercise I often meet residents. I find it an excellent way to share information and keep in touch with people who might not be online. I also enjoy gardening.

Tracey Bennett

Councillor

Professional background : I was a therapeutic foster carer for many years. I now look after a young adult with autism two days a week which I thoroughly enjoy.

Parish Council : I joined in early 2022

Personal : I moved to Ruckinge 3 years ago having previously lived in New Romney for 44 years. I have been married for 36 years. I was a therapeutic foster carer for many years. I have two birth children and two children who I fostered for 16 years.

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Linda Harman

Councillor

Professional Background: Qualified Public Relations and events manager. Worked for Unilever, ICI and latterly Givaudan before starting own consultancy.

Elected : Member for Saxon Shore Ward since May 2019.

Personal:  Settled in Giggers Green Road, Aldington in 2006, became involved in planning issues during development of the Ashford Local Plan 2030.  Is passionate about planning to protect the environment and rural quality of life.

Clerk

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Peter Setterfield

Clerk

Professional background : Retired from previously being a Bank Clerk of more than 35 years

Parish Council : Have been a Parish Clerk for 10+ years, currently Clerk at Aldington & Bonnington, Bilsington and Rolvenden as well as Ruckinge!

Personal : Enjoys photography and gardening

Tel: 07714 290407

Email: clerk@ruckinge-pc.gov.uk