About the Council

Below is a list of all of our council members, along with contact information for each councillor. If you need to get in touch with us but you’re not sure who is best to contact directly then please see our contact page.

Chair

Photograph of Kat Griffiths

Kat Griffiths

Chair of the Council

Co-opted member

Independent

I moved to Higher Kinnerton in June 2019 with my husband Mike and our Labrador, Fred. I am the Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Chester. Moving to Higher Kinnerton has been fantastic and my husband and I are looking forward to a long and happy future here.

kat@higherkinnerton.org.uk

Vice Chair

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Martin King

Vice Chair of the Council
Elected County Councillor for the Ward

Co-opted member

Independent

I moved here from Chester in 2018, having retired at the end of 2017 as a Dispensing Optician with my own practice in Cumbria. Previous experience includes many years in the IT industry followed by a rewarding career as a landscape photographer. I was chair of Governors at our local village school in Cumbria for 6 years and also helped with village-based projects, including the planning, development and maintenance of our village play area. I am recently married, and also have two children and two young grandchildren.

martin@higherkinnerton.org.uk

Clerk

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Liz Corner

Community Council Clerk

Resident in the village for 10 years, my son attends Castell Alun and my daughter is studying at university. I am a legal assistant and live on Deans Way.

13 Deans Way
Higher Kinnerton
Cheshire
CH4 9DZ

01244 660277

liz@higherkinnerton.org.uk

Members

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Mike Allport

Elected
Independent
I and my family live on Main Road. I have been a village resident since 1983, I am married with two sons and four grandchildren. Now retired from the aerospace industry.

mike@higherkinnerton.org.uk

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Adam Flannigan

Co-opted member
Independent
I have been a local resident for 2 years living on Kinnerton Road, although I have lived within the nearby area for 12 years in total. I came to study at the University of Chester and never went back! I would like to remain a local resident for many years and hope to see the village prosper as much as possible.

adam@higherkinnerton.org.uk

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Josh Swash

Co-opted member
Independent
I moved to Higher Kinnerton in October 2019 having lived in Hawarden for 20 years. After graduating from university, I ran a small business with my brother before moving into the legal sector in the NHS which I have been a part of for the past 5 years. I hope that my skills can be of use in protecting the fantastic rural village that we live in.

josh@higherkinnerton.org.uk

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Jane Liddle

Co-opted member
Independent
I moved to the village with my parents in 1980 and, although I lived overseas for years, have called Kinnerton home ever since. I ran the local junior badminton club for over 10 years and more recently set up the village Coronavirus volunteer group. My husband and I are foster carers. I recently retired from Flintshire Adult Social Services.

jane@higherkinnerton.org.uk

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Carroll Nugent

Co-opted member
Independent
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Jason Mortimer

Co-opted member
Independent
I've lived in the village for about 8 years with my fiancée Sarah. We have two sons Harry 8, and Archie 7 and they currently attend Derwen school, I also have an older son Jack, 21 who is a police officer.
I'm a sales manager for 3M distribution. I've been involved in a number of fundraising activities in Higher Kinnerton and have made many good friends here.

jason@higherkinnerton.org.uk

Photograph of Chris Upton

Chris Upton

Co-opted member
Independent
I’ve grown up and lived in Higher Kinnerton my whole life which is longer than I want to admit to. Professionally, I’m a Civil Engineer, specialising in Highway Design within the Planning realm. I’m also an experienced Mechanic and have an interest in (landscape) photography.
I served on the Council previously for 5 years between 2015 and 2020 and have re-joined after taking a break.

chris@higherkinnerton.org.uk