Your Council

Kingsmead Parish Council Committee comprises 10 elected Councillors and a Clerk. Your Councillors are volunteers and your Clerk is a qualified experienced, paid member of Parish Council staff.

There are currently no vacancies.


Cllr Chris Reed (Chair)

chair@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee (Chair)

Working Groups:  Estates/Structures/Paths & Fences; Landscaping & Trees/Ponds

Register of interests


My family and I have lived on Kingsmead for 15 years and after the children left home and I retired I decided to do something for the community to help return Kingsmead to the state it should be in after the years of neglect by the management company that the developers used.

I’ve been a member of the Parish Council for 4 years and have responsibility for the trees and landscape. I’m also involved in the Community Speedwatch initiative and as I’m the only Councillor that is now retired  walk around the Parish most days looking to identify areas in need of TLC.


Cllr Laura Hoey (Vice Chair)

vicechair@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups:  Landscaping & Trees/Ponds

Register of interests


I moved to Kingsmead from Manchester in 2004 and absolutely love it here.  It is so green and leafy with fantastic facilities for children, wonderful walks and country-side, close proximity to some fantastic cities and local towns and opportunities for making friends and joining in.  I was persuaded to join the council by Cllr Bannister and haven’t looked back since. I’ve made some great friends along the way as well as learning about local government. My main interest is ponds and wildlife in the village; that is, trying to keep it neat and tidy whilst also providing habitats for wildlife.


Cllr David Boylan

david.boylan@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups:  Estates/Structures/Paths & Fences

Register of interests


I’ve been a resident of Kingsmead since 1999.  During the early years, maintenance of the estate by the incumbent management company was, at best, inconsistent and was, in general, poorly executed.

When the Parish Council was formed, it was an obvious and easy choice for me to get involved and work alongside my fellow councillors to correct the years of mismanagement and neglect.  It’s an on-going journey to get the estate back to where it should be and maintain it.  We, as a council, cannot promise to get it right all of the time as there are a continually changing set of priorities to juggle on a limited budget, but be assured that we’re working hard to ensure that Kingsmead is and continues to be a clean, pleasant and safe environment to live.


Cllr Emma Bannister

emma.bannister@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups:  Parks & Playgrounds


I have lived in Kingsmead with my family since 2000, and feel very lucky to live in such a safe and scenic area. I was involved in the original Kingsmead Resident’s Association, and it was disheartening when the village maintenance went downhill. This and having children made me determined to maintain the Parish, and provide good amenities for everyone to enjoy. I’m always of the opinion that I can’t moan if I am not prepared to get involved myself! My main focus is the children’s parks in the Parish, and I have been a Parish Councillor since 2011.

Register of interests


Cllr Helen Weltman

helen.weltman@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Working Groups:  Parks & Playgrounds; Events/Xmas


I have lived on Kingsmead for 14 years having moved back to Cheshire with my husband and our (then) two young children. I noticed a decline in the maintenance of Kingsmead due to the lack of management. I decided to stand for the former Vale Royal Borough Council in 2008 to try use some influence to obtain the Council’s help. Along with other residents I was instrumental in the creation of the Kingsmead Parish Council in 2011. I also represent the Davenham and Moulton Ward on Cheshire West and Chester Council which Kingsmead is part of.

Register of interests


Cllr Andy Logan 

andrew.logan@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Working Groups:  Estates/Structures/Paths & Fences; Parks & Playgrounds; Events/Xmas


I was brought up in and around Bury, Bolton and Rochdale, and moved to Cheshire after finishing university in 1998. After meeting my wife we moved to Kingsmead in 2008 to be near her family and friends. Now we have two young children and we really appreciate what a great area Kingsmead is to raise a family and we feel very settled and happy here.

As a chartered surveyor my interest and experience is in construction and our built environment. I decided to join the Parish Council to get involved in a positive way in how our village is run, maintained and improved, with the hope that my background and knowledge will be a benefit to Kingsmead.

My wish is that our unique parish continues to evolve and mature as I believe this is a wonderful place to live with a strong local community. 

Resister of interests


Cllr Neil Martin

neil.martin@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups:  Landscaping & Trees/Ponds


My wife and I moved to Kingsmead from York in 2007.  We love Kingsmead’s rural environment including the bluebell wood, ponds, river and hedgerows in the parish.  This is why I am keen to serve the local community to conserve the parish, encourage wildlife and make it a village where people are proud to live.

Register of interests


Lynne Williams

lynne.williams@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Working Groups:  Events

I have lived in Kingsmead for over 13 years and feel passionately about the area.  I also have close family living nearby, including 2 grandaughters who attend local schools.  I have many years experience of both running my own business and also working within Government for the Welsh Assembly.  This background helps me to understand how we can ensure the continuing development and prosperity of the area.  Since retiring I have time to help put something back into the community and would like to help to ensure that Kingsmead continues to be an attractive and appealing place for families to live and work.

Register of Interests


Steve Chappell

awaiting biog

steve.chappell@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Register of Interests


Spencer Jewitt

spencer.jewitt@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Working Groups:  Events

Register of Interests


I feel very proud to live in such a lovely area the ponds; trees, parks and easy access to the river give it a real country feel.  I was invited to apply to join the council by Jo Donoghue after asking to join the litter picking team as I think it’s important to get involved and  put something back in to the community. The council do a great job and I’m proud to be a part of that. I’m interested in bringing people together and developing a good community feel. I am keen to develop a Kingsmead youth council as I feel they are the key to the future and should have a voice.


Jo O’Donoghue  (Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer)  

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clerk@kingsmeadpc.org.uk

Kingsmead Parish Council appointed me as Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer in June 2011. I qualified as Clerk with the Certificate in Local Council Administration in 2009 and have continued to keep up to date with the latest initiatives in government legislation affecting local councils which have been considerable. I have undergone further training in The General Power of Competence and in 2014 became a Member of the Institute of Local Council Management (MILCM) and the International Institution of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). I am currently undergoing a programme of Continuing Professional Development.
I am a Principle Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and Cheshire Branch New Clerks Mentor. This involves supporting clerks in their first 12 months to find the best way of managing their role, responsibilities and working relationships.
I very much enjoy my job, which is always full of variety, from bus shelters to woodland, to dealing with the day to day management and fly tipping, to name just a few of the roles!
Meeting residents is always a pleasure and I consider it a privilege to be at the front line of local government, working with a dedicated group of elected and co-opted Councillors.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening and drag racing.