North Yard Community Trustees
For the last 12 years I have been very much involved in the Barne Barton community, I have built a shop and negotiated a profit share from its occupiers the Co-operative which are used to benefit the community as well as creating a successful and self sustaining community facility and social enterprise. Tamar View Community Centre is one of a few organisations which does not seek revenue funding and actually invests in its community. I am currently in negotiations with a provider to establish a pharmacy on the Barne Barton estate as well as a Doctors surgery. I have established a church, a parent & toddler group, a work club and until recently been involved in the provision of a Money Advice service on the estate.
I believe that I have a lot of skills that would be useful to the trust and my local knowledge of the communities needs is excellent
I am the Chair of NYCT. I have been on the board since the Trust was formed and I represent St Budeaux and Kings Tamerton. I have lived in the catchment area of NYCT all my life and I am very active within the local community. I sit on the Boards of several organisations in the area. These vary from maternity through to adults and that enables me to have a broad view and opinion of what is happening in our area. I have run and organised some very large events through the local children’s centre as well as helping organise smaller craft fayres and events. I have 5 children which keeps me active as well in the community.
I have lived in St Budeaux for the last 14 years. I have a good background of working with people and have helped organise and run a lot of community events; I currently work in a nursery. I have 3 children who all attend varies groups and clubs and this keeps me active with the community and their needs.
I have lived in the area for 15 years. I went to Plaistow Hill Primary School, St Budeaux Foundation School and Marine Academy Plymouth (formerly Tamarside). I wanted to become more proactive within my community and the North Yard Community Trust allowed me that opportunity when I became a young people’s representative. I want to continue to be involved in improving my local community and believe that being a trustee will allow me to do that. In the future I hope to go to university and obtain a degree which will lead me into accountancy.
I have lived in this area for 51 years. Since my retirement from the NHS in 1995 I have been involved in several local charities and groups namely SRB Ltd, City of Plymouth Credit Union Ltd, Governor of Marlborough Primary School, Governor of Plymouth College of Further Education for 6 years, director and trustee of two nurseries, and Director of Wolesley Trust to name a few. I have an understanding of funding bids.
Councillor Sally Bowie (St Budeaux Ward)
The Trust is advised by Plymouth Community Healthcare, Plymouth City Council and MVV