Ellingham Community Trust is administered by a board of six trustees.
Chair – David Milne
David has lived in Ellingham since 2015. He originally worked as a mathematician and gradually moved into I.T. and management. He subsequently obtained an MBA and left to form his own company in 1996. In 2001, David and his wife Brenda decided on a complete lifestyle change and moved to Ambleside in the Lake District to run a B&B and holiday letting business; they retired from this in 2015 and have happily settled in Ellingham. David’s main interest is music – he was involved in the setting up of the “Ellingham Ensemble”.
Vice Chair & Secretary – David Metcalfe
Treasurer – Louis Fell
Louis has lived in Eillingham parish for 4 years, having married Amelia whose family have farmed and lived in the village for many generations. Louis was a partner at George F White in Alnwick, rural property professionals. Louis now runs his own business as well as farming around the village and running the Packhorse Inn at Ellingham. Louis loves gardening, shooting and other rural pursuits.
Trustee – George Unwin
George has lived in Chathill for 27 years. He worked as a bus driver for Arriva for 20 years. Amazingly, he has been a Parish Councillor for Ellingham for at least 27 years. You might think George leads a quiet life with hobbies such as walking but he is also prone to a competitive streak with his quoits and a bit of hrmph riding a motorbike as enjoyment.
Trustee – Judy Glover
Judy moved to Ellingham 35 years ago and loves living here. Having trained in agriculture she worked on local farms as a shepherd/stockperson until a career change in 1995. She then spent 24 years a vicar, serving in a number of rural Northumberland parishes. Retirement in 2018 now allows her time to pursue many interests such as gardening, music, tennis, bird watching and a new hobby of bell ringing.
Judy wants to help our community to thrive and be a place we are proud of.
Trustee – Bob Stewart
Bob has lived at Brownieside for thirty-three years, though his grandparents have lived in the area for fifty years. His grandparents lived in Tynely New Cottages before moving to Brownieside in the 1920s. He is a founder member of Brownieside Leek Club. His main interests are growing show vegetables especially pot leeks. His knowledge of, and family ties with, the parish are beneficial to the trustees and Bob is keen to ensure that all parts of the parish benefit from the fund.