Valley Conservation Society – Meet the Committee

Chairman – Bryn Cornwell

Bryn is VCS chairman and one of the society’s founding members.
In addition to running the executive committee, Bryn organises the Tuesday work party and runs the land management committee. Bryn also visits local groups to give presentations about VCS work and the history of conservation in the valley.

Vice Chairman – Jane Holman

Jane is the society’s vice chairman. Along with husband Colin, Jane was an early member of the society.
Jane is our resident cake-maker and hosts the society’s annual summer barbecue.

Treasurer – Terry Moore

Terry has been looking after the society’s money for just over four years.
Terry keeps the committee updated on the society’s finances.

Secretary – Alan Smith

Alan is another founder member of the society.
In addition to keeping the society’s paperwork in order, Alan also produces our bi-monthly newsletter.

The Committee

Peter Hobden

Peter is a regular member of the work party. Peter regularly patrols the valley area removing litter – Yes, people do leave litter! – and keeping the area tidy.

Freda ‘Fred’ Cornwell

Fred is new to the VCS committee in 2022. A long time member of the society she is well known to many for serving Pimms at the summer barbecues.

Dennis Usmar

Dennis is a regular member of the work party. An engineer by trade, Dennis has made and mended many of the metal fences and handrails we have. As our fund raising secretary, Dennis is very good at persuading local people and businesses to donate money or give grants to support conservation in the valley.

Jill Lee

As the minutes secretary, Jill records the discussions and decisions at our monthly committee meetings. Given the length of some of the meetings, this is easier said than done!

Brian Shingleton

Brian is a regular member of the work party. He turns his hand to most tasks from wall building to grass and brush cutting. Brian also has a reputation for telling very corny jokes.

Bryan Stovell

Bryan does a lot of work with the Tuesday work party. As an experienced building site manager, Bryan is great at organising some of the bigger tasks we do and is in his element when we need to bring some building plant into the meadow.

Tony Day

Tony is a long standing member of the VCS and has been on the committee for many years, being one of the orignal work party members      He was our treasurer for some years and is now membership secretary.   When not recruiting people he can be found on his allotment or on the golf course!

John Robertson

John initially joined VCS on the Tuesday work party. He now helps keep our Facebook page up to date and maintains our website.