About John Balcombe.
423A London Road, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6DB. Tel: 01622 718175.
John is 59 and is Chairman of Aylesford Conservatives.
He and his wife, Viv, have lived in Aylesford for over 20 years. They have one son, James, who is just finishing a Masters Degree at Southampton University.
For the first 20 years of his working life John helped run his family fruit business, but changed careers when he moved to Kent and now runs a successful recovery and repair garage in Hildenborough.
John is a well respected local campaigner. He has led campaigns to cut down on vandalism and anti-social behaviour and for improved youth facilities in Aylesford. He also organised the petition, signed by over 1,000 residents, to try and save Greenacres Post Office from closure.
His commitment to the local community was recognised in 2005 when he won a by-election to Aylesford Parish Council with over 70% of the vote. He is now Vice Chairman of Planning.