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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. Long standing member of St Mary Magdalene’s Church and trustee of Community Action Northumberland. Plays all comers at chess in Ginevras each Friday. Lived in Mickley since 1988.

Doreen Elwell
Doreen Elwell

Trustee Emeritus

Twice Chair of the former Tynedale District Council and a former Mayor of Prudhoe,serving 27 years on both councils. Also served25 years as a local magistrate and as a Chair of the former Tynedale Bench and a school governor in Prudhoe for 28 years” 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

Treasurer

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 Emeritus

A retired computer programmer and maths tutor, past school governor of over 20 years and trustee of Prudhoe U3A. 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.

Dr Steven Quilliam
Dr Steven Quilliam

Trustee

A Prudhoe GP since 1986 at Prudhoe Medical Group, retiring in July 2020. He has been involved in the various Northumberland health reorganisations over the years. He was one of the founders of Prudhoe Community Band over 25 years ago and continues to play trombone and act as chair. He lives in the Prudhoe area.

Elizabeth Evans
Elizabeth Evans

Trustee

Local Optometrist and Front St businesswoman of nearly 20 years. Interests include running and developing a personal relationship with the community of Prudhoe
Caroline Warburton
Caroline Warburton

Deputy Chair

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.

Annmarie Moore
Annmarie Moore

Trustee

Currently Headteacher at Prudhoe Community High School. Annmarie started her teaching career in London in 1995 and have worked in a number of schools in the North East.

Paul  Murray
Paul Murray

Trustee

Co-owner and business development manager for Fab- beauty and hair salon a one stop well being centre and also chairperson for the Prudhoe Traders Committee. Lived in Prudhoe for more than 30 years.

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