Ted has lived in Faversham for over 40 years and worked with many local groups and organisations. Ted was a member of the Town Council for 19 years and Swale Council for 9. Ted is currently the treasurer of AgeUK Faversham, the Faversham Rotary Club, Faversham Buildings Preservation Trust and the Lorenden Parkland Trust. He is also the chair of The Queenborough Fishery Trust, and a trustee of the Faversham Municipal Charities. Ted finds time to enjoy a number of hobbies particularly gardening both at home and on his allotment.