Repton Community Trust

Trustees

Trustees are the people in charge of Repton Community Trust. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the trust’s work.

Chris Kimmance

Chris Kimmance

Chair

I lead Ashford Vineyard Church, together with my wife Nic. I have lived in Ashford since 2010 and moved to Repton in 2014 and love it! I am passionate about seeing community pull together to help reduce loneliness and increase a sense of wellbeing. I feel that Repton Connect should be a building that gives community a chance to flourish and thrive. I have two daughters, Lucy & Maddy, at Repton Manor Primary and I love being outdoors, photography, eating out with friends and creating change!


Shelley Batt

Shelley Batt

Vice Chair

I have lived in Ashford all my life and on Repton for over 4 years. I have 2 beautiful daughters who both attend Repton Manor Primary School. I am passionate and committed to make Repton a thriving community and want the community centre to be at the heart of it. I bring my experience running a local business for over 10 years and more recently working as Head of Strategy and Planning at Circle Housing Association to help ensure it’s success.


Colin Finch

Colin Finch

Secretary

I work for Kent County Council designing and managing the construction of walking and cycling routes across the county. I live in Orchard Heights with my wife and son. I enjoy travelling, cooking and exploring the great outdoors. I am committed to ensuring Repton Connect meets the needs of the local communities and facilitates active lifestyles and well-being.


Steve Tawney

Steve Tawney

Treasurer

I moved to Repton Park in July 2017 and have two sons who really enjoy spending time outside here and using the play areas. I enjoy most sports, visiting new places and going to pubs, restaurants and the cinema. I bring a lot of finance experience to the Trust, having performed a variety of roles in both the private and public sectors. It is exciting to be a part of bringing Repton Connect to life and these much needed amazing spaces will really help our local community come together.


Cllr Peter Feacey

Cllr Peter Feacey

Trustee

I have lived in Godinton for 36 years with my wife and three children. I have been the ward councillor for 14 of them and sit on a variety of committees within the council. I run my own clean energy company full time and I am the Chairman of the Ashford Volunteer Centre, and have been a trustee for 14 years. I have seen Repton develop over the years and I am excited to be a part of Repton Connect which I hope will be a great place to meet and have fun and to build a sense of community.


Justin Richards

Justin Richards

Trustee

I live on a small holding just on the edge of Romney Marsh between Aldington and Dymchurch with my partner and my German Shepherd Puppy. After a 30 year career in Management Consulting in the City of London servicing the needs of Wholesale Financial Institutions I moved to Kent in 2016. I’m not yet ready for full time retirement and am offering my skills and experience to the Trust and am really excited to be involved in a community centred project which is a completely new experience for me. My interests include sustainable living, “smart home” development, growing organic food and no or low energy food preservation. I love cooking, eating and fine wine!


Matthew Forest

Matthew Forest

Trustee

I’m a happily settled resident of Repton Park, having relocated to Ashford in 2014. I’m involved in many local organisations, but I’m particularly excited about the opportunities our new Repton Connect community centre will offer. I have a background in technical theatre, have worked in the audio visual and conference industry. More recently, I am the director of a busy IT consultancy based locally. I’m looking forward to giving as much support as I can to the Repton Community Trust, and its incredible team of trustees.


Sarah Claydon

Sarah Claydon

Trustee

I moved to Repton Park in October 2017 with my partner and dog from a small village. I am a mother of two grown up children and a granddaughter. I enjoy walks and keeping fit. Last year I raised money by completing the 26.2 mile moonwalk in London. I am privileged to have a career in nursing which has spanned from the acute sector to a local practice. Nursing has highlighted the need for local communities to work together to create a supportive and thriving neighbourhood. This inspired me to join the local community trust and become part of a unique committee dedicated to the community.