Your Councillors

About Your Councillors

Cllr Trevor ClarkeCllr Trevor Clarke

Trevor has lived in the ward on Cloisterham Park since 1989. Married to Mandy, a primary school teacher, they have two grown up children and a third at university.

Trevor now works part time for a London bank and has been actively involved in the voluntary sector for many years. A Warren Wood school governor, he facilitates Medway Prayer Net, is a columnist with The Medway Messenger and coordinates the local Neighbourhood Watch. He was first elected to Medway Council in a 2008 by-election.

Trevor chairs the Regeneration Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education as well as serving on Business Support Overview and Scrutiny, Chatham Charities, Designated Persons Panel, Rochester Airport Consultative, Rural Liaison and Woodies Youth Centre committees.

Cllr Sylvia GriffinCllr Sylvia Griffin

Sylvia has lived in Rochester with her husband Brian, a retired police officer, for 43 years. She has a son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren and has served on Medway Council for the last nine years.

In her spare time, Sylvia is a member of The City of Rochester Society and a regular participant in The Dickens Festivals and Parades, part of St Luke’s Methodist community, chair of a female senior citizen health club and a school governor at one of Medway’s outstanding schools.

Sylvia sits on the following committees; Licensing, Regeneration Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny, School Transport and Curriculum Appeals, Chatham Charities, HANDS Rochester, John Baynard’s Charity, Rochester City Centre Forum and Rochester Conservation Area Advisory Group.

Cllr Rupert TurpinCllr Rupert Turpin

Rupert has lived in Medway since 1999 with wife Liz and their four children who attend the two Balfour Schools.

By profession, Rupert is a science teacher and has also worked as a lecturer. He and Liz, a housing officer, have more recently branched out to be local landlords. Rupert established and continues to chair a charity assisting the poorest of families in Uganda and runs the Purbeck Road Neighbourhood Watch.

He has had the privilege of representing the ward on Medway Council since 2011. Rupert is a member of the Cabinet serving as portfolio holder for Business Management and sits on The Kent County Playing Fields Association, Rochester City Centre Forum, Rochester Conservation Area Advisory Group and the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.