About – The Trust & Committees

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”.

Steve Songhurst


  • Vic (Chairman)
  • Peter
  • Geoff
  • Pat
  • Richard

Two other trustees represent Kent County Council (Gary) & Maidstone Borough Council (Bob)

The secretary for the Trustees is Sandra
The treasurer is Anne

Management Committeee

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:

  • Harry (Chairman)
  • Ben (Vice Chairman, Birds & Butterflies)
  • Richard (Trustee)
  • Steve (Warden)
  • Margaret (Secretary for the management committee)
  • Geoff (Fungi)
  • Clive (Birds)
  • Howard (Flies)
  • Peter (Butterflies)
  • Jackie
  • Ann (Treasurer)

Fund Raising Committee
The committee are responsible for finding funding for the reserve

  • Richard (Chairman & Trustee)
  • Geoff (Trustee)
  • Harry (Chairman of the Management Committee)
  • Peter

IT & Social Media

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

  • Ben (Chairman)