Council Members

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 is currently 1 vacancy for a new councillor, which will be filled by co-option. Please contact the clerk by email ( if you are interested in joining the council and would like more information.

Cllr Laura Hoey (Vice Chairman 2023-24)

Committee Membership:  Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups:  Events Group

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.

Register of Members Interests – 2023


Cllr David Boylan

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups:  Communications Group

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.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Helen Weltman (Chair 2023-24)

Committee Membership: Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups:  Events Group

I have been a resident of Kingsmead since 2002. I wanted to join the newly formed Parish Council in 2011 to help look after the area. I have been a member ever since and I am currently the Chairman for 2023.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Andy Logan

Committees: Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups: Communications Group, Events Group

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. 

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Neil Martin

Committee Membership:  Finance Committee

Working Groups: Communications Group

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 Members Interests – 2024

Cllr Chris Reed

Committee Membership: Finance Committee; Parks & Environment Committee

My family and I have lived on Kingsmead since 2002 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 9 years and have responsibility for the trees and landscape. There is a constant need to review all the areas of the Parish that the Council has responsibility for as well as those area that CWaC need reminding are theirs and this is why you’ll  often see me walking around the Parish.

I also am the local authority governor at Kingsmead Primary School as well as a Trustee on the Brunner Foundation Scheme for Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Spencer Jewitt

Committee Membership: Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups: Events Group

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 the former clerk, 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.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Mike Van Gordon

Committee Membership: Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups: Communications Group

A relative newcomer to the Parish, I moved to Kingsmead in 2019. I moved to the area with a new employer and was in contact with the Parish Clerk soon after arriving. The positive initial contact with the Parish Council interested me in their work. A year later, Cllr Banister suggested I join, and I jumped on the opportunity. And I’m so glad I did. I’ve found the Councillors to be a fantastic
group of people working really hard to a common goal, to look after Kingsmead.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Cllr Alex Swift

Committee Membership: Parks & Environment Committee

Working Groups: Events Group

Kingsmead has been home to my family and I for 26 years, almost from the beginning, and we can actually remember when it WAS all fields round here.

For much of the time I was serving away in the Royal Air Force and so it was always pleasant to come home and see the place develop and mature. From the beginning it was clear that Kingsmead was going to be unique. There was a lot of care and attention put into preserving many of the original trees and hedges and to creating a distinct look and feel to the place. I am looking forward to playing an active part in preserving that uniqueness and to making Kingsmead a safe and vibrant community.

Register of Members Interests – 2023

Wendy Maddock – Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (Statutory Instrument 2015/234), Kingsmead Parish Council is required to publish details of its senior salaries whose remuneration is at least £50,000. Kingsmead Parish Council has 1 employee, the Clerk and RFO, whose salary does not exceed £50,000.