Our Parish Councillors
Spencer Phillips (Chairman)
I have lived in the Parish for over 16 years
I have worked extensively across the worlds of leisure, travel, entertainment and sports for over 30 years for international brands including Ticketmaster, Thomson Holidays, Really Useful Theatres Group and Silverstone and I am proud that my most recent client is DS Techeetah, Team and Driver Champions in Formula E.
I spent time as Chairman of the Fundraising & Development Boards for the Big Cat Sanctuary and Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Chairman of Showtown Blackpool
Trustee of the Gorilla Organization
Overseas Ambassador for the Cheetah Conservation Fund
Chairman of the Boughton & Eastwell Village Fayre
I have also held held the roles of Ambassador for both the Henry Surtees Foundation and the Aspinall Foundation as well as being Founding Chairman of the rugby charity R4UK
I was recently delighted to be recommended by rugby legend Austin Healey, though Oz refused emphatically to also endorse my skills on the rugby pitch.
Re-elected as Chairman of the Parish Council in May 2023, member since July 2015.
Member of Finance Committee and representative/trustee to the Iron Room Charity.
Doreen Titmuss (Vice-Chairman)
I was born and raised in East London where I lived for most of my life. I have lived in Ashford with my husband since November 2017 after moving from London. We are, as our neighbour once described us ‘DFLs’(Down from London)!
I retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2010 after serving for 30 years my last posting being to The Palace of Westminster. My career within the Police was very varied and I was trained as a Family Liaison Officer, a Metropolitan Police Advanced Driver and enjoyed every moment of my service
After I retired from the Police I was a House Manager for a sheltered housing complex and very much enjoyed helping my residents. I hope to do the same for the residents of Goat Lees.
I am the secretary of Ashford Sinfonia and enjoy playing my cello in the orchestra. I am a keen gardener and I also knit.
I have a genuine concern for the environment in which I live.
I don’t think you should complain unless you are prepared to do something about it which prompted me to apply to join the Parish Council and I am grateful for this opportunity.
I have no preconceived ideas about Ashford as a town as I have not been here long and so hope to bring fresh eyes to problems old and new.
Doreen was co opted in October 2020.
Member of the Finance & Planning Committees and represents Boughton Aluph & Eastwell on the Ashford branch of the Kent Area Association of Local Councils.
Peter was co opted to the council in May 2023.
Member of the Finance Committee and Highways Improvement Plan working group.
Paul was co opted in May 2023.
Jessica was co opted in May 2023.
Member of the Planning Committee.
Chelsea is the newest member of the Parish Council. She was elected on 25 May. Chelsea lives in the Goat Lees area of the Parish with her young family.
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest Forms are completed by all Parish Councillors and registered by the Monitoring Officer at Ashford Borough Council.
These forms register members’ interests (new forms following May 2023 awaiting uploading by Ashford Borough Council).
Cllr Spencer Phillips
Cllr Doreen Titmuss