Rodney James  Atkins
Vice ChairmanPPP
CommitteesEstates, Finance, PPP
Telephone01892 833115
Address4 Goldfinch Close, Paddock Wood. TN12 6XW
Twitter Address@CllrR_Atkins

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
CommitteesPlanning & Environment, Finance, Personnel
Telephone01892 833127
Address1, Woodlands, Paddock Wood, TN12 6AR
RepresentativeNeighbourhood 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.

Derek Boyle
ChairmanEstates, Personnel
CommitteesEstates, Personnel
Telephone01892 833048
Address2 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.

Meryl Flashman
ChairmanPaddock Wood Town Council, Finance, PPP
CommitteesEstates, Personnel, Finance, PPP
Telephone01892 832230
Address4 Haywain Close, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LD
RepresentativeKALC, 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.

Sarah Hamilton
CommitteesFinance, PPP
Telephone01892 835883
Address18 Old Kent Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6JD
RepresentativeNeighbourhood 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

Don Kent
CommitteesPlanning & Environment, PPP
Telephone01892 835741
Address8 Bullion Close, Paddock Wood. TN12 6UP
Raymond Peter Moon
Vice ChairPlanning & Environment, Personnel
CommitteesPlanning & Environment, Estates, Personnel, Finance
Telephone01892 835201
Address17 Laxton Gardens, Paddock Wood. TN12 6BB
RepresentativeAllotments, 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.
Mike Ridger
CommitteesPlanning & Environment
Telephone01892 833601
Address1,Goldfinch Close, Paddock Wood, TN12 6XW
David Sargison
CommitteesEstates, Planning and Environment
Telephone01892 836165
Address10 Le Temple Rd, Paddock Wood. TN12 6HY
RepresentativeMedway 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
CommitteesEstates, Finance
Telephone01892 837756
Address120 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
ChairmanPlanning and Environment
Vice ChairmanPaddock Wood Town Council, Finance
CommitteesFinance, Personnel, Planning and Environment
Address118 Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DY
RepresentativeNeighbourhood 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. 


Robert Turk
Vice ChairmanEstates
CommitteesEstates, Finance
Telephone01892 832449
Address1 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 .