Jill Anderson has lived in Hadlow for many years. Her husband, Keith, died in 2003 and her children now have their own families.
She was first elected to the Borough Council on a by-election in March 1990 and served on several committees.
Following the Cabinet arrangements introduced in 2003, she held portfolios for Housing and Environmental Services. In 2017 she relinquished her Cabinet responsibilities and was appointed Chairman of the Licensing & Appeals Committee, a post she had to give up when elected Mayor of the Borough. She is a member of the Advisory Board on Communities and Housing and also a member of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Licensing and Appeals Committee, Parish Partnership Panel, the Tonbridge Forum, Areas 1 and 2 Planning Committees and vice-Chairman of the Joint Employee Consultative Committee.
She was a Council representative on the Tonbridge CAB Trustee Board, including 8 years as Chairman, and on the committee of the Tonbridge Volunteer Bureau.
Before being elected to the Borough Council, from 1979-91 Jill was a member of Hadlow Parish Council, taking a particular interest in Planning matters.
She has served on the Governing Bodies of four local schools: Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls, Hugh Christie and Hadlow CP and was Chairman of Woodlands CP.
Jill works from home part-time as Advertising Manager for an Estate Agent in Sevenoaks.
The charity Jill has chosen to support during her year of office is CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
The Mayor's charity
Further details about CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), which is a national UK charity preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. can be found here.
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