Councillor Profiles

Higher Kinnerton Community Council has nine councillors. Councillors are elected every five years or, in some instances, co-opted on to the community council if a vacancy should become available.

The elected County Councillor for Higher Kinnerton also holds Community Councillor role to ensure continuity between county and community matters. All the community councillors are volunteers. The elected county councillor receives a salary from Flintshire County Council.

The council is supported by the council clerk who is employed by the council to perform constitutional duties in line with legislation and mandates. 

Learn more about your current Councillors below.

Gareth Evans 


Chairman of the Council
Co-opted Member, Independent

My family and I have lived in the village for over 40 years and have been a member of HKCC since 2012. I am now a retired ex business development manager. I live  at the top of Main Road

Mike Allport


Elected County Councillor for the Ward 

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.

Bob Springett


Elected Member, Independent

Resident of Main Road I moved in on a very wintry day in December 2005 so still a relative newcomer!. Been a community councillor for over 7 years now and would recommend it to anyone who has the time to spare.

Christine Leonard


Co-opted Member, Independent

 I am married with two daughters and I have lived in the village for 45 years. I am a school governor at Ysgol Derwen.  Before I retired I worked for a major High Street bank.

Garry Caulfield


Co-opted Member, Independent

I moved to Higher Kinnerton from Chester with my family in 2001. I previously served on the Village Hall Committee and play bowls in the hall during the Winter. Prior to retirement I worked as a Structural and Civil Engineer

Robin Mosley


Co-opted Member, Independent

I moved to Sandy Lane, Kinnerton 30 years ago. Was a governor of Ysgol Derwen and a lay minister at All Saints Church. Worked as a solicitor and senior manager in public and private sectors. Then changed direction and was ordained as a priest and moved to east Cheshire to be a parish Rector. Returned to Higher Kinnerton on retirement and am a volunteer priest in the church here and at Chester Cathedral.

Lois Fleming

Co-opted Member

I, along with my husband,  have lived in the village for over 34 years. Our son, his wife and two children also enjoy living in Higher Kinnerton, whilst our daughter lives locally in Broughton.  I changed career fairly recently, from working in the banking industry to gaining a degree and practising Traditional Chinese acupuncture.

Chris Upton

Vice Chairman of the Council

Resident of the village all my life. I attended both Ysgol Derwen and Castell Alun High School. I work as a highways engineer.

James Farley


Co-opted Member, Independent

Although only recently moved to village opposite The Swan, I've lived in the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Along with my partner & 1 year old son hope to be here for many years to come.
I am a web analyst in the day job and also run my own photography business.

Liz Corner


Community Council Clerk

Resident in the village for 8 years, my son attends Ysgol Derwen and my daughter is studying at university. I am a legal assistant and live on Deans Way.