In accepting the appointment, Laura Sandys said: “Sandy Bruce-Lockhart was a towering figure and I know such a real asset to the Amenity and Civic Societies in Kent and is a hard act to follow. But I will give it all my best efforts to support you all and work for our common good!”
John Walker, Chairman of KFAS said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that Laura Sandys has agreed to act as our President. Her commitment to the county of Kent, and to the Civic Society movement in general is very well known. Her previous involvement with the Civic Trust and with the new Civic Society Initiative has given her an insight into the issues that the civic society movement now faces and this will be enormously helpful to the KFAS in the years ahead.