Current committee

Chair: John Reynolds

John Reynolds commuted between Tonbridge, Hildenborough and London from 1967 to 2009 (apart from a 4 year spell in France and 11 months of semi-retirement). He has been on the committee since 1989, he now spends more time on off-peak trains and is particularly anxious to improve Eurostar’s Ashford operations and the route between Tonbridge and Gatwick.

Vice-Chair: Rob Mansfield

Rob moved to Hildenborough in 2016 and joined TLC shortly afterwards. He commutes daily into London Bridge/Cannon Street and also uses the trains on weekends. He moved to the area from Croydon where he was a long term sufferer at the hands of Southern rail. He is particularly keen for improvements to the Tonbridge to Redhill line as it has considerable unrealised potential.

Honorary Secretary: John Morton

John commutes from Tonbridge to Charing Cross daily and also uses the train for leisure travel at the weekend. He joined TLC soon after moving to Tonbridge in 2008 and works tirelessly to ensure the organisation runs smoothly and efficiently. John believes there should be a reliable train service seven days a week all year round, and has been campaigning on the issue of train services over Christmas. He likes writing to MPs and the media – occasionally with some success.

Membership Secretary: Steve Terry

Steve has been a member of TLC since 1989.  Formerly a daily commuter, he continue to travel on a fairly regular basis into London from Paddock Wood. Because of his job as a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity manager, Steve usually has something to say about the way the train operators handle (or not!) service disruption and incidents.

Treasurer: Lionel Shields

Lionel has worked in public transport for most of his life and joined the Association’s Committee soon after moving to Tonbridge in 1972. He has since held the position of Treasurer, Vice Chairman, and Chairman (from 1987 to 2003), and is currently Treasurer. During this time he has put together the group’s view on many official consultative documents. He also edits TLC’s twice-yearly bulletin ‘Travel Topics’. Since retiring from full-time work he travels to London on a regular basis to assist at the LT Museum.

Committee member: Kathy Pratt

Kathy Pratt used to commute regularly from Hildenborough to Waterloo East and continues to travel to London and elsewhere from time to time. She is an active member of the Hildenborough local community, and keeps a careful watch on the services and facilities at Hildenborough station.