Michael has lived in Hoo since childhood and went to school in the village.
He has co-owned Village Voices Publishing (the Village Voices Community Magazine and the Strood & Hoo Peninsula Times) since its creation in 2012 and writes a regular column called ‘The Great Outdoors’ (celebrating public spaces and gardens). He has also worked as a part-time IT engineer.
Michael co-formed the Hoo Clean Up litter-picking group in 2012 and still manages this monthly community litter pick. He also co-founded the local history group the Thomas Aveling Society in 2014 and is a key part of the group’s annual Thomas Aveling Birthday Celebration community event.
Having studied horticulture at Hadlow College, Michael is a keen gardener and volunteers, whenever possible, at The World Garden at Lullingstone Castle, and locally.
Michael has served as an Independent Parish Councillor on Hoo Parish Council since 2013 and is an outspoken advocate for the local community. He has an active interest in the history and wildlife of the Hoo Peninsula and wider Kent. He enjoys getting out and about to visit sites managed by English Heritage and the National Trust, as well as many local and national nature reserves.
Published and promoted by Michael Pearce on behalf of George Crozer, Michael Pearce and Ron Sands, all of 17 Grandsire Gardens, Hoo, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9LH.