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Harrietsham Parish Council

The Councillors

Councillor About

Councillor Eddie Powell (Chairman)

I was elected to the parish council late October 2015. I have lived in the parish for 14 years. My previous experience in serving local communities was as a borough councillor in the ward of Harrietsham and Lenham. I have always had a passion for rural villages, Heritage sites, and the general protection of the countryside. My professional career until retirement was as CEO of a publicly listed advertising and marketing company. I still have a very active role in local politics but still enjoy leisure time with my six grandchildren. My immediate focus in my new role is to help retain Harrietshams precious village life.

Councillor Glenda Dean (Vice Chair)

I moved to Harrietsham in 2006 because of the quiet village life, rural environment and the lovely Kent countryside.  I worked in the City of London where I owned and ran a Financial Public Relations company. Acting for many successful well known publicly quoted companies these were exciting times in The City and I was honoured to be awarded The Freedom Of The City of London in 1996.  I sold my business in 2000. 

I became a Parish Councillor after joining Harrietsham Against Reckless Development. I am on the Planning, Finance & General Purpose, Communications and Environment Committees as well as being on the Employment Group.

Councillor Tom Sams

I have lived in the village nearly 50 years and attended the primary school aged 5.  With Janetta I have an involvement in our village for nearly all my life. I am proud of my family's consistent voluntary work in Harrietsham and the wider community.

I am keen to promote a village ethos that cares for each other and whose principals are based on not what you do to earn a living or what you own, but what you do and how much of yourself you give to others.

Councillor Janetta Sams

I have lived in village for over 30 years and have been involved in many aspects of the village throughout this time, particularly continuing that relationship with the school, and its special community. I am keen to promote a village whose residents welcome outsiders and who recognise that a community is as strong as its attitudes to the young and the elderly,  a village that looks to provide a service to its residents and recognises that working together is the best way to encourage others to contribute and become involved.

Councillor Jackie Moore

My career began in Retail Banking and later moved to the 'Not for Profit' sector. I hold professional qualifications in Financial/Project Management and Business Administration.  Since retiring in 2008, I have volunteered with several charities and local organisations including the Citizen's Advice Bureau.  I moved to Harrietsham just over 10 years ago and have, in that time seen, the village expand rapidly.  I take a keen interest in local planning issues and I was seconded on to the Parish Council Planning Committee in January, before being co-opted as a Councillor in June 2016.  

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, baking, motorsport and aviation, as well as holidaying in our caravan.


Councillor Frederick Stanley

I have been a resident of Harrietsham since 1984 and I am passionate about maintaining our village for future generations.  I was employed as a draftsman in petrochemicals and mechanical handling as well as contracts engineer in power station construction.  I spent 33 years in management at Beck & Pollitzer Eng. Ltd in plant installation.  Prior to that, I was involved in project works in Europe, Mexico and South Korea.  Recently I have been employed by a local school authority as an invigilator.

Councillor Malcolm Allardyce

Having lived on a large mixed farm in Loose, I moved to Harrietsham with my family in 1980.  I began a career in civil and mechanical engineering but I later chose to join the Police Force and patrolled Maidstone Rural as Emergency Response.  I retired as a Sergeant after 25 years and started a small business in the village.  

My passion for rural life and the environment has lead me to earnestly try to preserve our heritage and rural tranquillity for the benefit of all.