Chairman’s Report 2023
Alkham Valley AGM – 21 November 2023
AVS Executive Committee
Trevor has worked with a number of trustee groups in the local area creating and running community facilities. Now after some years in France, he moved to Alkham in 2020 joining the AVS, Community Speedwatch & Garden Club. He's our latest Chairman in 2022. He is also an Alkham Parish Councillor since 2023.
Catie WebberVice Chairman
Catie, Australian, came to Alkham via London in 2016. A familiar face via Dog Walking, Garden Club, Women's Institute, KeepFit, St Anthony of Pamiers Church, the Village Hall, and Valley Voices, she was Treasurer in 2021 but is now Vice Chair. She is also an Alkham Parish Councillor since 2023.
Jo WalkerHonorary Secretary
Moved from South Africa to Alkham in Nov 2001. Took over secretaryship 2005 from long serving Pam Sayers. Enjoyed the support of five chairmen, Maurice Sayers, Barry Sheppard, Bev Hubbard, Richard O’Rorke, and now Trevor Johns, and one president Mark Loveday. Thanks all you loyal, if thinned membership, which we hope to increase!
About our Founder
Mark has lived in the village since 1959 and was a Co Founder of the AVS in 1977. Post a career in finance, Mark set up The Loveday Charitable Trust to support a wide range of national causes, but particularly helping the young in Kent, and in 2012 established the Loveday Family Grassroots Fund at The Kent Community Foundation, which supports vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised young people in Kent. In 2022, the Fund was recognised for ten years of assisting many causes and “touching the lives of over 21,000.people”.