About – The Trust & Committees

As of December 2023

Vinters 30 Years Stone
Vinters 30 Years Celebration Stone

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is NOT run by any council, but by a group of dedicated local volunteers, who have formed a registered charity called the “Vinters Valley Park Trust”.

Reserve Warden

  • Steve Songhurst


Martin Cox - Chairman

Martin Cox – Chairman

Gary Cooke

Gary Cooke – Trustee
(Kent County Council)

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Anne Brindle – Trustee
(Maidstone Borough Council)

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Peter Lott – Trustee
(Vinters Park Residents Association)

Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh – Trustee

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Nikki Fissenden – Trustee

Chris Sheppard

Chris Sheppard – Trustee

The secretary for the Trustees is Anne Neale
The treasurer is Anne Newman

Management Committee

The management committee are responsible for the running of the reserve and the management plan.  They report to the Trustees.  Some of the members specialise in certain wildlife subjects and conservation:

  • Ben Kirby (Chair, Birds, Butterflies & Photography)
  • Steve Songhurst (Warden & Secretary for the Management Committee)
  • Peter Kirby (Butterflies)
  • Jackie Kirby
  • Anne Newman (Treasurer)
  • Tony Hewson
  • Lynne Overett (Photography)
  • Paul Walsh (Trustee & representative for the trustees)
  • Fiona George
  • Sue Skinner

IT & Social Media Sub Committee

The committee are responsible for IT & Social Media for the reserve\trust

  • Ben Kirby (Chair & Website Editor)
  • Lynne Overett
  • Steve Songhurst (Reserve Warden)
  • Martin Cox (Chair of the Trustees)