Who are we?

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Staff

We are very fortunate to employ Gail and Julie.

Gail Jewitt
Gail Jewitt

Spetchells Centre Manager

Has previously work as a Team Manager at AA Insurance Services and is a lifelong resident of Prudhoe. Also a busy mum to Isla.

Julie Smith
Julie Smith

Spetchells Assistant Centre Manager

Previously worked in Spetchells Centre for Karbon Homes and covered Gail’s  maternity leave until Spring 2018 and now works on Wednesdays.

Partnership Trustees

Elected each year by the members at the Annual General Meeting. We are:

George Hepburn OBE
George Hepburn OBE

Chair

Formerly charity manager at Community Foundation and Shepherds Dene. Currently volunteering with local charities. Lived in Mickley since 1988.

Doreen Elwell
Doreen Elwell

Trustee

Twice previously Prudhoe Mayor, has served 27 years on Prudhoe Town Council and Tynedale District Council, 25 years as a local magistrate and 28 years as a school governor. She sings with Prudhoe Community Choir and is an avid supporter of NUFC.

Richard Shrimpton
Richard Shrimpton

Trustee

Has lived in the Tyne Valley since 2001 and had been a trustee since spring 2016. He works as a Landscape Architect and has an interest in urban and rural regeneration.

Iain Watt
Iain Watt

Trustee

Iain has been a store manager for over 25 years and brings more business and commercial perspective to the partnership. Although not a resident of Prudhoe, Iain has managed the local Co-op store for more than 8 years and is keen to work closely with the community on a number of projects..

Ken Stow
Ken Stow

Observer

Ken is the County Councillor for Prudhoe North and represents the County Council on the Partnership Board. Ken lives in West Wylam and  chairs the town fair committee.

Margaret Boonstra
Margaret Boonstra

Trustee

Is one of the Pastors of The Gate Church (formerly known as Prudhoe Community Church) and has a special interest in engaging with children and young people. She has worked for many years in the NHS in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

Maggie Phillips
Maggie Phillips

Trustee

A retired computer programmer and maths tutor, is a school governor of over 20 years, a committee member of Prudhoe U3A and a board member for a local credit union. Her aim is to support the Prudhoe community by serving in these organisations.

Vesta Moore
Vesta Moore

Trustee

Vesta Moore worked for 25 years as a social worker specialising in fostering and adoption, prior to retiring. She has lived in Prudhoe for over thirty years and has a strong interest in housing provision, raising awareness of disability issues and provision for young people, in the town.

Joan Russell
Joan Russell

Trustee

Has been a  trustee with PCP for over 12 years and a member of many other organisations in Prudhoe.

Caroline Warburton
Caroline Warburton

Trustee

Has lived in Prudhoe since 1976.  She is particularly interested in community support and bring groups of people together along with promoting volunteering.  Caroline previously worked in the town, setting up the Open Door Community Learning Centre in 1988 and is now involved with local performing arts.

Brenda Grey
Brenda Grey

Trustee

Brenda is a retired civil servant, who worked on regeneration schemes in the region and was a trustee of Ouseburn Trust. Brenda is a Prudhoe Town Councillor and represents the Town Council on the Partnership Board

Yvonne Ritchie
Yvonne Ritchie

Trustee

My background is very much rooted in community development and empowerment of adults within that community. Between retirements I spent nearly five years managing a global second language acquisition project for Newcastle University and currently Chair of Prudhoe and District Local History Society and responsible for the popular website.

Working together to make Prudhoe a great place to live and work.