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Councillor John Wright

Party: Conservative

Ward: Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch

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Contact information

Home address: 
The Stables, Paradise Farm
Lower Hartlip Road
Sittingbourne, Kent

Phone:  01795 842852


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Additional Information

Councillor John Wright is also a Kent County Councillor, representing Sittingbourne Division.  Further details can be seen on the Kent County Council website.

Cabinet Member for Housing.


I was first elected to Upchurch, Newington and Hartlip ward in May 2002.


I have lived in the area for 47 years and I am married.  I attended Kings School in Rochester and Hadlow College of Agriculture and was awarded membership of the Institute of Directors in London.  I was an agricultural advisor at Foremans Headcorn, then Sales and Marketing Director for Reprorama, London and am now a self-employed livery yard proprietor.


I enjoy country pursuits, including walking, shooting, dog training, gardening, local current affairs, entertaining, travelling and meeting people.


I am Cabinet Member for Housing and am also a member of a number of organisations including Kent Transport Board, Swale Rail, Community Rail Partnersihp, Lower Medway Internal Drainage Board, Council for Voluntary Service, Drainage Forum, Compact, CDRP, High Crime Action Group, Neighbourhood Policing Implementation Group, Swale Learning and Skills Board, Queenborough Fisheries Trust and Swale Recreation Trust.  I have also been a Parish Councillor for Hartlip since 1999.


The current issues in my ward include Four Gun Field, Woodgers Wharf, Oak Lane gypsy encampment, fly tipping, roads, Spade Lane development, Newington Workings Mens Club, provision of better facilities at recreation ground in Newington, anti-social behaviour, speeding/rat-running rural lanes, high Council Tax, and change to waste collection.


All three villages still retain, at varying degrees, a community spirit.  They are rural villages although Upchurch and Newington are service centres for other villages so still have shops, pubs and good access to open spaces.


All Members have a Localism Grant, which is a funding opportunity designed to support small-scale, local community projects. For more information and to download the application form please see our members-localism-grants page.




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