Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme

The Tea Barn

Castle Farm, Redmans Lane

Shoreham, Kent

TN14 7UB

01732 280951


Meet the team

Each member of our team has a specialist area of work to deliver as part of the overall Scheme. Yet we work closely with one another, delivery partners, contractors, partner organisations and local communities to ensure projects are delivered in an integrated way.

Tim Owen

Darent Valley Path & Landscape Conservation Grants Lead

Tim leads on much of the access work along the Darent Valley Path and is also responsible for delivering the Landscape Heritage Conservation Grants programme. Tim is part of the wider AONB team based in the East Brabourne office.

Selina Levinson Drake

Art and Communications Manager

Selina leads on our 'inspiring' theme, coordinating DVLPS's art projects. She is also responsible for the Scheme's communications.

Rick Bayne

Landscape Partnership Manager

Rick’s role is to manage the DVLPS team, establish partnerships and work with partners to deliver the full potential of the Landscape Partnership Scheme. A key part of his role is to look beyond the five years that HLF have funded this programme to secure a legacy and future for the DVLPS.

Jennifer Smith

Interpretation and Community Learning Manager

Jen leads on the ‘Future Skills and Learning’ programme as well as supporting the integration of interpretation across all programmes.

Mary Tate

Countryside Manager

Mary leads on the ‘Darent Valley Exploration’ and ‘Natural and Historic Landscapes’ programmes as well as support the integration of linked works across all programmes.

Anne Sassin

Community Archaeologist

Anne leads on the ‘Historic Darent Valley’ programme as well as supporting the integration of historic and cultural heritage elements across all other programmes.

Antonia Omirou

Finance and Reporting Officer

Antonia works closely with each member of the DVLPS delivery team and scheme partners to make sure that the finance and project monitoring is carried out in a proper and verifiable manner. She also leads on the preparation of claiming and reporting to the scheme funders.

The map below shows the area covered by the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme

The Darent Valley extends from the banks of the River Thames at Dartford, South through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Greensand Hills above Sevenoaks.

For further information about the two areas included in the map, please use the links below:

Kent Downs logo
Lottery Heritage fund logo
Interreg SCAPE logo
Interreg ICAReS logo
Interreg ICAReS logo
Interreg ICAReS logo