John is married to Rosemary and has two children and four grandchildren. He moved to his current
home, 33 Sandyhurst Lane, almost forty years ago. He retired in 2018 from Medash Signs the
company he founded forty years earlier. John has been a member of the Rotary Club of Ashford for
over 25 years and is also a Trustee of the local branch of Age UK.
Tony and Wendy Bartlett have lived in Ewe Cottage, on the corner of Westwell and Sandyhurst
Lane, since 2010. Now fully retired himself, Wendy still works part-time for a local private hospital.
Originally qualified as a scientist working for the Atomic Energy Authority, Tony spent most of his
career running large and small high technology businesses. However for the last 12 years of his
working life he was with Business Link Kent collaborating with partner organisations to help support
and grow the Kent economy.
Tony now fills what's left of his spare time after “grandparent duties” by being active in local
politics and community fundraising. Re-elected a Westwell Parish Councillor in May 2019 he also
represents the interests of the wider Ashford parish and community councils as an Executive
Committee member of the Kent Association of Local Councils (KALC). Although also a Trustee of a
local children’s charity he still finds time to enjoy his love of cooking.
Bryan has lived in Lenacre Street since 1987 with his wife Jane and their two daughters. Bryan
initially trained as a teacher but for the last 40 years has been working in sales and management for
large multinationals as well as small businesses. Bryan is now helping SMEs, CICs & Charities and
sports/social clubs with grant applications (LoCASE / SEBB etc) and since 2017 helped them obtain
grant awards of over £850,000. Bryan also mentors two young entrepreneurs via the Kent Foundation
I live with my wife Mandy and have lived in the Lane since October 1991. I was born in Ashford,
lived in Cyprus, finished schooling in Deal then returned to Ashford to complete an apprentiship at
the REME. I have worked for the same electrical company for 42 years and since reaching 65 have
reduced my working week to 4 days.
I am a trustee of Sandyacres Sports and Social Centre and liaise with the Residents' Association