Website - Joe Wall  was born in North Yorkshire in 1954 and moved to Kings College Hospital, London in 1974 where he qualified in general nursing and later in mental health nursing at the Maudsely hospital in Camberwell. During this time he married Jenny and went on to have 3 daughters.

After 12 years in clinical practice Joe moved into management initially in north Kent and then the Midlands. He and Jenny set up a Limited Company providing management consultancy across the health and social care sectors. Joe and Jenny moved to Kingsdown in retirement and Joe is now a keen golfer and self-taught computer enthusiast who enjoys helping U3A members to learn how to use and maintain their IT equipment, for 2 years helped desktop publish Rural Roundup and has helped to develop and maintain this website



Secretary - Alison Sharvill 

Alison Sharvill

I have a degree in Human Environmental Studies from Kings College London, and after gaining this moved into Employment consultancy in London. I retrained as a State registered nurse working in East Anglia and Buckland Hospital. I moved to Deal in 1984 with my husband John who is a GP and our 2 (grown up children) Rory and Gini were born and educated here. In 1994 I got a PGCE from Christchurch College Canterbury and became a local primary teacher until retiring in 2017.

A few years ago, John and I moved to Kingsdown and I became a member of KCG. As a family we have always taken an active part in our childrens' schools, local events and committees and are keen members of the Downs sailing Club. We work for, fund raise and support PHASE WORLDWIDE, a charity improving health care and education in the rural areas of Nepal. I am also a COASTAL GUARDIAN, active member and local organiser of REFILL and a local voluntary BEAUTY BANKER. I am keen on keeping fit particularly cycling, walking, tai chi and singing for pleasure! And enjoy grandparent hood!!! 


Treasurer -  Helen Williams


Membership Secretary - Barbara Hansom

Barbara Hansom

I studied Law at LSE and practised as a Solicitor in the City of London. In 1988 I moved to France with my husband Nick and our young family. We lived in a rural area of France for 25 years and had a couple of horses and various other animals, two of our chidren still live there. While in France I taught English in primary schools, volunteered with local French community groups, and ran a small business. Nick and I have lived in Kingsdown for 7 years, and both of us volunteer locally. I have been a Ringwould and Kingsdown Parish Councillor, and have a small print making studio at home. I enjoy riding, walking our border collie, gardening and playing the piano.


Events -  Anne-Marie Martin MBE. After gaining degrees in Botany and Information Science, I worked at the Water Pollution Research Laboratory and the British Sugar Bureau before becoming a careers consultant at the University of London Careers Advisory Service. I took early retirement from the University in August 2014 having progressed through a number of jobs to become Director of The Careers Group, which provided careers services to business and education institutions and finally as Director of Shared Services for Students and Graduates.

I moved with my partner, Jim Clancey, to Kingsdown in March 2015. I am still Warden of the UoL laurels; on the Council of Roedean School in Brighton; Treasurer of the Triangle Adventure Playground Association, Lambeth; keyboard player in the unknown barn dance band, The Thundering Hoovers; and passionate fan of Brentford Football Club


Community Garden Co - Ordinator - Dawn Devereux


Committee Members - Ian Williams

Chairman - unfilled position currently