Ellingham Community Trust is administered by a board of trustees.

Chair – 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 UnwinGeorgeUnwin

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 

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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 BobStuart

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.

Trustee – Graham Edmondson

Trustee – Brenda Frier

I have lived in Newham Village for the last 22 years , a volunteer at EllinghamBrenda Frier Primary school and a Federation Governor of the school. A local Church Warden, I will do my very best to server as a Trustee to the best of my ability for our community

Trustee – John ThompsonJohn Thompson

John has lived in Ellingham for three years. Working for Barclays Bank for 35 years in various parts of the country, and numerous positions has given him valuable financial and business experience. He has had various roles in small charities and a church in different parts of the country before returning to Northumberland on retirement. His other interests are golf and long distance walks. He wants to use his experience to help the Trust and the community.

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