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Belford Community Group Trustees



Judith Thurland

Judith was born in London and educated in Surrey and Northants. She is a riding instructor and show stand manager as well as having been the proprietor of a Bed and Breakfast establishment for many years.

She came to Belford where she continues to teach horse riding and manage show stands, and is a keen horse rider and walker in what spare time she has, although one of her charity-raising treks resulted in a broken leg miles from anywhere! She came through it all smiling, however, and is a regular volunteer in the shop and a respected contributor to meetings and to the work of the Group.



Pauline Tucker

Pauline was born and educated in South Wales before moving to London where her career for the next 15 years involved working for Nat West and Den Norske Creditbank. She later worked as a Receptionist/Administrator at a school in Essex, but having been a regular visitor to Belford for over 30 years she and her husband decided that the time had come to relocate to the village permanently, which they did in 2012.

Since her arrival, she has worked as a volunteer in the charity shop and has now joined the Group's committee where she holds the position of Chairman.



Les Carr

Les Carr has been a stalwart of village life for the past 31 years, caretaker of the Middle School, Site Manager of the Community Gym, Les has lent his experience to the Group in many practical ways.

He is to manage the Community Greenhouse and looks after the strimming of the woodland areas.



Ruth Dodd

Phil and Ruth Dodd have moved to the area and have become heavily involved in local activities and events. Both maths teachers, they have taken on responsibility for the Belford Community markets, have acted in all of Belford Players recent productions and have become a real asset to the Community Group.



Phil Dodd

Phil and Ruth Dodd have moved to the area and have become heavily involved in local activities and events. Both maths teachers, they have taken on responsibility for the Belford Community markets, have acted in all of Belford Players recent productions and have become a real asset to the Community Group.



Lord Walton of Detchant is our President and William McLaren is vice President.

Dennis Cromarty and Doug Renton are in charge of the Belford Woodlands project.

Gill Quinn, Barbara O'Connell and Diane Garbutt lead an active group of Community Shop volunteers. The shop has raised a large sum of money since its inception.