KINGTON TOWN COUNCILLORS
(see below for Councillors' details and profiles)

Kington Town Councillors are members of the Council, democratically elected by the local community. Most of the current council was elected in May 2015, with the exception of those who have joined more recently to replace Councillors who have found it necessary to step down from their duties.

All councillors are expected to work together for the benefit of our community. Each councillor is expected bring local issues to the attention of the Council and help it to make decisions on behalf of the local community.

Town Councillors work on behalf of the community voluntarily. They are not paid for the work that they do. The Mayor is entitled, in law, to an allowance to enable him/her to meet the expenses of being in office, such as attending public functions, opening events, public relations and generally promoting the town.
 The Mayor chairs the main meetings of the Council each month.

Code of Conduct

Every Councillor has a duty to act properly and to abide by the adopted Code of Conduct, to attend meetings of the Council, to declare interests as appropriate (Local Government Act 2000 Part III), and to represent the electorate as a whole, not just his/her own voters.

The role of a Councillor 

A Councillor's role is to assist in management of the Council, depending upon available resources and level of activity, including:

  • Setting the budget and making policy decisions 
  • Human resources
  • Monitoring the proper implementation of decisions made by the Council
  • Suggesting and developing new initiatives and development of existing policies
  • Ensuring that the views of the community are submitted to the relevant persons or bodies and that the special interests of the community are safeguarded or promoted.

        CONTACTING YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS

 If you have a problem or want to make your views known about anything connected with Kington, contact one of your Town Councillors. Their contact details are below. A click on a councillor’s name will provide a link to a brief profile of the councillor.

 And members of the public are very welcome at meetings of the full council and its committees, where you can listen to your councillors in action and also raise issues to them.

Kington's current Councillors 
Click on the links to view a Councillor's profile

 The Mayor and Deputies are ex officio members of all Committees.

Councillor

Committees and other duties

Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Banks
01544 230218
elizabethb@hergest.co.uk

Current Mayor of Kington.
Chair of the Recreation Ground Trust
Ex officio member on all Committees
Kington Town Council representative on the Kington Tourist Information Group

Cllr Mr Bob Widdowson
01544 230050
rw@gumpol.demon.co.uk

Deputy Mayor.
Ex officio member on all Committees
Chair of Finance Committee
Chair of Services Committee
Kington Town Council representative on the Herefordshire Market Towns Forum.

Cllr Mr Martin Fitton
01544 232751 
martin@mfitton.wanadoo.co.uk 

 

Deputy Mayor.
Ex officio member on all Committees.
Chair of Neighbourhood Planning Group
Chair of the Planning Committee
Member of Finance Committee
Member of Scrutiny Committee
Member of Services Committee
Kington Town Council representative on the Herefordshire Market Towns Forum

Cllr Mr Jeremy Atkinson

Member of Environment Committee

Cllr Mr Richard Banks
rmb@rmbanks.com
Member of Finance Committee

Cllr Mr Tom Bounds
01544 230939
tom-bounds@btconnect.com

Member of Finance Committee
Member of Planning Committee
Member of Services Committee
Member of the Kington in Bloom Working Group
Kington Town Council representative on Kington Festival Committee

Cllr Mr John Dennis
j.dennis.327@btinternet.com

Member of Environment Committee

Cllr Mrs Christine Forrester
01544 230050
bwcf@gumpol.demon.co.uk

Chair of Scrutiny Committee.
Member of Finance Committee
Member of Services Committee
Kington Town Council representative on Kington Museum Committee

Cllr Mr Fred Hawkins
01544 230322
fred.hawkins.1964@googlemail.com

Member of Finance Committee
Member of Planning Committee
Member of Scrutiny Committee
Member of Services Committee

Kington Town Council Financial Examiner

Cllr Will Laurie
01544 230176
william.laurie@outlook.com

Member of Finance Committee

Cllr Mr Rob MacCurrach
07876 556111
rob@maccurrach.com

Chair of Environment Committee
Member of Personnel Committee
Kington Town Council representative on KLEEN Group

Cllr Mrs Pat Prior
01544 328411
pjp17@live.co.uk

Chair of Personnel Committee
Member of Service Committee

Cllr Mrs Esther Rolls
01544 231182
er@estherrolls.wyenet.co.uk

Member of Finance Committee
Member of Planning Committee 
Member of Scrutiny Committee
Member of Personnel Committee

VACANCY


Cllr Mr Ian Wood-Johnson
01544 230066
07900 380610
kingtonmcc@btinternet.com

Member of Kington in Bloom Group
Member of Planning Committee
Member of Environment Committee 
Member of Services Committee.