The next SMIRA meeting is on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 7:00pm in the Community Centre Meeting Room.
Before the ordinary SMIRA meetings, 6:00-6:45pm, is a residents' surgery. There will be a ward councillor and representatives from Chatham Maritime Trust, Moat Housing and SMIRA present at the surgeries to answer questions and help residents with problems.
We can email you the minutes from SMIRA meetings (which are a great source of information) and keep you updated with major items of news if you join our email list. See here for further details.
The item HIGHLIGHTED is the next meeting to be held. Click on the links in the table to view agendas/minutes/reports of the respective meeting. Any resident is welcome to attend these meetings on the night and without prior notice.
Members of the Board and Officers
David Taylor, Chairman and Director
David is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer designing, manufacturing and installing structural steelwork and associated mechanical equipment for the construction industry. He then took up a position as MD of a local company employing some 60 staff before retiring in 2003 and moving to St Mary's Island. David enjoys spending time with his family, golf and local issues.
Peter Haigh, Director
Peter is no stranger to the Island as both his children have lived there for over 10 years. He moved here with his wife Mandy in July 2013 to be near the family and to prepare for eventual retirement. He currently works for Docklands Light Railway as a Senior Project Manager responsible for all communications and electrical projects. Since arriving on the island he has taken on the role of Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinater for the majority of South West area of the Island.
Leslie James, Director
Allan Sneller, Director
Allan has lived on St Mary's Island since December 2001 and has been a SMIRA director since August 2010. He was involved with the campaign for improvements to bus services and lobbied the Chief Constable on preserving the role of the PCSO for the estate. Allan is keen to ensure that Chatham Maritime and in particular St Mary's Island retains its status as a much heralded 'flagship sustainable community'. Allan has professional qualifications in project management, public sector procurement, and an MSc in Emergency Management. In 2012 he retired from the Metropolitan Police Service after a 36-year commended career.
Barry Woolford, Director
Barry has lived on the island for over 8 years coming from South Oxfordshire to be close to family. He is now retired. Before retirement he was the Health & Safety Manager for an international company. His interests are Island Waterways, he has built 7 narrowboats over a period of time, also MG cars are a great love having restored more than 10 MG's!
Graham Wrightson, Director
Bob Muid, Secretary
Bob worked in education for over three decades - as researcher, teacher and manager in the Pharmacology Department at University College London. At Canada Water, London SE16, he was also a founding member of a Community Planning Forum involving residents, Southwark Council, land owners and developers (one of the first of its kind). Bob now runs a company making precision parts for scientific instruments.
Lily Leaver, Treasurer
St. Mary's Island Residents' Association
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