Councillor John Townend

Title: Opposition Spokesperson for Financial Services and Estates

Party: Independent & UKIP

Ward: Cliffsend and Pegwell Ward

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Contact information

Phone:  01843 850165


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 07/05/2015 - 02/05/2019

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

My vision for next two years


I will champion fresh financial practices and systems and focus on making the right decisions to deliver services. I will help the council keep within budget with clean external audits.


I aim to help fellow members understand the limitations of our current financial options and to build relationships to help increase financial transparency - across the council and with senior officers.


A key aim is to deliver quality services and also use new methodology for the Annual Residents’ Survey; and to ensure that the views received are representative of Thanet’s population.


I will work to improve the way we manage our assets to achieve the best value for money.


About Me


In my spare time I take part in outdoor activities such as playing golf and gardening. I also enjoy going on cruises.