Parish Councillors


There are seven Parish Councillors representing Chart Sutton and they are elected to office every four years.  Details of current Parish Councillors are shown below.  
(The next election for Chart Sutton is May 2020)




Peter Forknall


Mr Peter Forknall

Pleasant Farm, Plough Wents Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, ME17 3SA

01622 843126

Mr Forknall farms in the parish and is well known in the community. He first became a Parish Councillor in 1984. He also chairs the Planning Committee









Steven Warning 

Mr Steven Waring

Norton Lea Farm, Norton Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, ME17 3RT

01622 843112

Mr Waring is in business as a landscape gardener, with his firm being well known around the Maidstone area. He first became a Parish Councillor in May 2000 and, unsurprisingly, advises the Council on matters relating to the Memorial Playing Field and the other open spaces in the village





Val Underdown 

Mrs Valerie Underdown

16 Marsham Crescent, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, ME17 3RJ

01622 843232

Mrs Underdown has lived in the village since 1998 and joined the Council in June 2007. She is retired from KCC where she was a Telecoms Manager for 25 years, having previously worked for the GPO/BT.  She is a Volunteer Support Worker for the local charity, Buttercups and also serves on the Village Hall Social Amenities Committee.




      Mr Paul Ward

      Mole End, Babylon Lane, Chart Sutton, ME17 3ER
      Tel: 07710 538505

      Paul has lived in Chart Sutton since 1993.  He farms organic apples
      and pears with his partner Sara in Chart Sutton, Cranbrook,
      Goudhurst and Marden.
      Paul would like to help promote a greater sense of community,
      particularly in his locality.  
      He enjoys walking, cycling, playing squash and real ale.





 Lake Farm House, Green Lane, Chart Sutton, Kent ME17 3ES
Tel: 01622 842629

Chris moved to Chart Sutton 4 years ago from Marden. Being retired, he wants to make a worthwhile and unbiased contribution towards the interests and the well being of the local village and community. He is a volunteer in the community shop and enjoys walking the parish footpaths.





MR MIKE FITZGERALD 11 Laxton Drive, Chart Sutton, ME17 3SQ. Tel : 01622 743270

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I am very committed to the value of Parish Councils and the important part they play in village life supporting their communities. I have lived in Chart Sutton for some 30 years and I am pleased to be returning as a Parish Councillor after stepping down while I was serving as your Borough Councillor. During that time I was privileged to be Mayor.  With Maureen I would like to continue contributing and supporting Chart Sutton while responding to the wishes and concerns of the community. I am still involved in a number of local charities including chair of Sutton Valence & District Branch RBL.I am very committed to the value of Parish Councils and the important part they play in village life supporting their communities. 


MR PETER MCLOUGHLIN 4 Mercer Way, Chart Sutton, ME17 3RH

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I moved into the village in 1988 having previously lived in Manchester, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. I retired from the Fire Brigade in 1994 after 28 years service. After 5 years working abroad inspecting hotels for fire safety I then worked for several years in Kent schools coaching rugby and cricket. I started doing speedwatch with Val and her team and I realised that I had enough time to do more work in the community. I am married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.