The Trustees

Yetton Together was made a Charitable Incorporated organisation [CIO] in August 2015 by the Charity Commission. Its registered number is 1163247.

At present there are nine trustees.

Below are pen portraits of the Yetton Together Trustees and some of their reasons for joining.  We hope others will also like to help in our efforts to improve where we live by joining us as volunteers.

Chair : Trish Mellor. E: trish.mellor@yettontogether.org  T: 01484 543234

Trish Mellor – YT’s newly appointed chair

Trish Mellor was elected as Chair in November 2012. Trish was born and brought up in Kirkheaton and has since been a resident of Gawthorpe for  over 30 years. She has recently shown her talents for organisation in her role as Secretary for the Big Picnic. She is also the coordinator for the environmental group.

Vice Chair: Mike Firth E: mikefirth@yettontogether.org  T: 01484 453758

Besides being Vice chair, Mike is on the communications group [magazine] He is a also member of the Transport and a coordinator for Food and Energy group.

Treasurer: Sue Bowyer E: sue.bowyer@yettontogether.org T: 01484 537617

Besides being Treasurer, Sue is a member of the Communications group [newsletter and distribution] and the Environmental working party. She also is the web coordinator,  promoter of the 200 Club and is on the Grants committee. She is responsible to the group  for promoting personal and property safety in the community eg Neighbourhood Watch groups.

Sue writes: I’ve lived in the village for over 40 years. In ‘my younger days’ I was a founding member of the Young Wives Club!! [Not very PC now], a school governor and help run the Kirkheaton play group based in the grounds of the Old Rectory. When I retired I wanted to ‘reconnect to village life’ and so gradually I have become more involved – first by being a member of Laneside Landfill Liaison Group, then Kirkheaton Network and now in Yetton Together. I am enjoying meeting new people and seeing some improvements, although progress seems so slow.’

Bev Burns   E:bev.burns@yettontogether.org  T: 07708 999728

BB PhotoBev has lived in the village for 20 years and is a former Kirkheaton WI president (2010-2013). She has been on the Yetton Together Steering Group since it formed in 2010. Bev enjoys organising speaker evenings, trips and events for Yetton Hub (our community social group – open to all) and loves being a regular baker for Yetty’s coffee shop.  She also arranges our quizzes with her husband Ron (who is the ‘Quiz Master’) which are usually very well attended and have raised much needed funds for community projects.

Richard Steel  E: richard.steel@yettontogether.org T: 01484 532410

Richard is a member of the Amenities working party and the communications group (which produces the magaziner)

‘I am the Rector of Kirkheaton Parish Church. Before moving here I worked in London, with an international charity and have also been a local radio Religious Programmes Producer/Presenter and a Press Officer for the Church. I’ve long had connections with Yorkshire though, as my grandparents lived in York. I have been involved with various community liaison groups since I came to the village seven years ago, because I think building up the community is so important.

 

Lorna Idle  E: lorna.idle@yettontogether.org T: 01484 358021

16 May Lorna trustee
A comparative new ‘comer in’, Lorna has lived in Kirkheaton since 2002.  For many years she has been involved in community work both in Mirfield and in the last few years in Kirkheaton.  She is Secretary of Kirkheaton Scouts & Guides Group Council, Fund Raiser and on the Gala Committee.  She continues her community work by being a Trustee of Yetton Together and on the Management Committee of Kirkheaton Community Centre. She is eager to bring the Community Centre into the very hub of the community – a place for people to feel welcome, learn new skills and pass on their valuable experience to others. Lorna is family and community orientated with two children and  four grandchildren.

Eric Hutchinson E: erichutchinson@yettontogether.org

16 June Eric_edited-1Eric has been living with his  family in Kirkheaton for 39 years. During that time his involvement in the community has been through the Methodist Church,through work as a parish councillor and in recent years with the Yetton Together .

His particular interest is in expanding the range of leisure activities in the Kirkheaton area for children and young people as well as supporting the wider range of activities of yetton Together.