Ellen Neville was born and grew up on a farm in Bodiam. In 2010 she moved to Hawkhurst to raise her children in a closeby village location. She has been an active member of the community, ably filling the roles of Treasurer to the Scouts and later becoming their Chair, Trustee to HCT 2018 and launching and running the pioneering Hawkhurst Community Fridge. Ellen gets involved in local events; engaging and encouraging grassroots initiatives to improve the lives of residents and nature within the ward.

Keen to tackle issues important to local residents and an intuitive problem solver, Ellen upholds the values of dignity and inclusion for everyone.