Monday, 24 January 2022.

A fond adieu to Emily and a warm welcome to Marvin

13 October, 2021

After six enjoyable years working with the community of Aylesham, Emily Barnes has left her Community Development Officer job with Dover District Council and is embracing a brand new role with the Dover Port Health Authority. Everyone who attended the last Community Networking Meeting wished Emily well and thanked her for the enormous level of support she has given the village.

In the same meeting, Marvin Fishley introduced himself as the new Community Development Officer for Aylesham. Born and raised in Jamaica, Marvin served as a police officer within the Jamaica Constabulary Force for nine years and created history in 2007 for being the first police officer to have won the longest held competition in Jamaica, called The Tastee Talent Trail (Like X-Factor) with a gospel song entry.

Migrating to the United Kingdom in 2012, Marvin obtained both his BSc Hons in Criminology and Law and an MA in Organised Crime and Global Security from London Metropolitan University respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD Doctoral research studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.

As the Community Development Officer for Aylesham, Marvin’s mission is to help improve the well-being of residents working together with partners, voluntary groups and local businesses for the good of the community. He is looking forward to meeting you.