Fresh Faces

Welcome to the 5 new trustees on the board of the Hebden Bridge Community Association


At the recent AGM for the Hebden Bridge Community Association 5 new trustees were elected to the board.  We'd like to introduce them to you:

Tamsin Curror - Tamsin is an active supporter of community activity in Hebden Bridge. She has over 15 years experience in communications and marketing in the cultural, education and publishing sectors. Most recently, she worked for Arts Council England managing communications activity in Yorkshire, with an emphasis on stakeholder communications. She has worked with both small organisations and on national strategies. A long-standing friend of the Town Hall, she would like to contribute her skills to the project. She is a strategic thinker and key strengths include building productive partnerships and project planning.

Bob Deacon - Bob was co-opted to the Community Association this year to work on the Heritage Lottery bid to restore the Council Offices. If elected he would complete this project. Bob moved to Hebden Bridge recently having had friends here since 1987. Retired, he decided to use his time and skills to help make Hebden Bridge an even better place to live. He is Treasurer of the Hebden Bridge Partnership, designing an e-trail for Pennine Prospects, a Friend of the Railway station, a member of the Trades Club, HB Walkers Action and History Society. Bob’s background is teaching, research and policy advice in social policy. He has a number of skills including managing staff and budgets, project development, networking, editing and conference organising. He wants to see the Town Hall continuing to be a hub of community life, being pro-active in arranging events of diverse kinds in the building.

Rory Deighton - Rory has lived in Hebden Bridge for 13 years. Until recently he ran the CAB service in Calderdale managing teams of both staff and volunteers, and now leads a small charity in Dewsbury. Rory has a keen interest in social enterprise, and is interested in getting involved with how we progress from the achievement of building the Town Hall extension, turning it into a long term viable business with social aims and objectives. Rory is married and has two children.

Paula Nickson - Paula is a specialist in business innovation with a passion for improvement through partnership.  19 years in public and private sector have given her skills in connecting priorities, people and practices to achieve results that benefit all parties.  Paula has a history of successful collaborations and a growing network that cuts across all sectors from social enterprise to national organisations.  She is an experienced reputation manager with political sensitivity and an agile approach.  Having lived in Calderdale for fourteen years, Paula wants to use some of these skills in Hebden Bridge, which she sees as an inspiring example of regeneration and community action.

Andrew Wrigley - Andrew has lived in Hebden Bridge for over 3 years and is a volunteer at both the Town Hall and the Oxfam shop. Through volunteering at the Town Hall he is conscious of the successes and some of the problems of the enterprise and would look to bring that experience to this role.  He was an Assistant Head Teacher (and previously Teacher Governor) in a large comprehensive and wants to offer his skills in strategic planning and day to day management and his familiarity with team work, time management and collaboration .   He is acutely aware that there are a range of stakeholders in Hebden Bridge and that addressing their different perspectives  in a way that recognises  strong active community involvement  is an essential part of being a Trustee.