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The Bewdley Conservation Area Residents Association held its inaugural Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2018 and elected the following executive team.
Chair – Jacky Griffin
Jacky Griffin moved from London to Bewdley in 2007. She has worked in local government for most of her career, and has been Director of Education, Libraries and Arts in three local authorities. More recently, she has advised central government on improving schools and their governance. Jacky is a Trustee of St George’s Hall Venue Management and has been a Director and Chair of Bewdley Development Trust.
Vice Chair – Jock Gallagher
Jock Gallagher and his wife Sheenagh have lived in Bewdley for forty-five years and on Severn Side South for more than eight years. Jock is a retired journalist and broadcaster and is editor of the Civic Society Newsletter and a member of its Town Centre Group. He was also a member of the team that conducted an audit of the town’s historic fabric for a national survey for Civic Voice.
Secretary – Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams has lived in Bewdley for over 40 years, served three terms as a Councillor and was instrumental in starting the Twinning Association and the successful links with Fort Mahon Plage and Vellmar. Having retired from working in the NHS Stuart continues to work in the Town as a Board Member for St George’s Hall.
Treasurer – Stephen Webb
Stephen Webb is a retired qualified accountant who has lived in Bewdley for nearly 20 years. Firstly on Wyre Hill, then Pleasant Harbour and now in Severn Quay. He spent most of his career as a director of engineering companies in the West Midlands.
Membership – Richard Brine
Richard Brine and his wife Wynonna, have lived in Bewdley for 38 years, the last 20 of which have been in Severn Quay.
Shortly after moving into the town he joined Bewdley Round Table, getting involved with community projects and fund raising to support them.
Now retired from his profession as an electrical engineer in the construction industry, much of Richard’s leisure time is spent on music, playing with the Bewdley Concert band and a rock band.
Issue Lead for Traffic and Parking – Roger Coleman
Roger had a career in Agriculture with companies like Fisons, Barclays and JCB Agriculture before moving to semi-retirement in Bewdley in 2006. Despite the long hours of work and then a family business he has followed his lifelong ideology of giving back to the community that supported him and his family and has seen him be a Special Constable, Fellow & Chair of The Institute of Agricultural Management and now locally a Town Councillor for 8 years and Mayor for 2018/19.
Issue Lead for Environment and Planning – Rob Ireland
Rob Ireland and his wife Val have lived in Bewdley for over 30 years. Rob retired early after a career in financial services and now spends his time writing novels. He and Val helped form our community cinema in St George's Hall and he continues involvement as a volunteer and member of the management team.
Issue Lead for Community, Events and Fundraising – Jan Hudson
Jan has lived in Bewdley since 1997.. Jan is involved with the Bewdley twinning and has been on the tennis club committee and served as Chair for 18 months. Jan is a retired Head of Year and secondary school languages teacher who now enjoys playing tennis, walking the dog in the forest and her new found passion for art.
Issue lead for Licensing and Planning - tba