Tony Hills is the Kent County Councillor for the Romney Marsh, where he was first elected in 2017.
Tony says, "I fell in love with the Romney Marsh when as a young lad spending my summers at my grandmother's bungalow on the coast at Greatstone. Being a keen fisherman I used to cycle to Dungeness to go fishing. Over the years I realised how unique the Romney Marshes and their environment are...the geographic marsh from Hythe to Rye. I have spent the last twenty-five years trying to defend them from flooding...the 'Gift from the Sea'. I moved down from Richmond-upon-Thames to Greatstone over thirty years ago, after a career in Marketing and Design. Nearly twenty-five years ago I started a fishing business 'Seagull Fishing Tackle' at Greatstone, a great way to meet residents. I'm proud to have supported the Romney Marsh community hub and how my community has risen to the challenge of the Covid 19."
At Kent, Tony currently serves as Deputy Cabinet Member for the Environment. He chairs the Kent Flood Risk Management Committee and represents Kent on the Southern Region Flood & Coast Committee. Tony is also a Folkestone & Hythe District Councillor representing Walland and Denge Marsh, and a member of Lydd Town Council. Tony is married to Patricia; they have two sons and live in Lydd.