Meet the Trustees
I am an ardent amateur gardener with a determination to be completely organic. I respect all life forms and have no intention to kill any insect or mammal. Educated to undergraduate in the classics I am in my penultimate year before graduation. I am proud to be a trustee to the Headley down Nature reserve.
Over the last 10 years living in Headley Down, I have seen many improvements to the local area. Now that I have young children I am looking towards the future and the nature reserve provides an excellent opportunity for all. My daughter is particularly keen to see which birds, bats and owls come and make homes in the boxes we’ve made.
As a keen gardener and walker, the chance to work on the creation of a nature reserve is an opportunity not to be missed and it will be a pleasure to see people and wildlife making use of the site as the project develops. After spending many years carrying out research and writing books about the Spanish Civil War, finding out about the history of this part of Headley Down is one of my particular interests.
Having lived in Headley Down for 10 years and with an educational background in Environmental Science and Planning I am pleased to see this area of former wasteland transformed into a Nature Reserve for all to enjoy. I would really like to engage with the local community, including local residents, Little Treasures preschool and nearby businesses to create somewhere we can all be proud of.
Years of running a business, DIY and gardening have given me skills which should be useful as a trustee of the Nature Reserve. However, skill in the use of social media is not one I acquired and I shall be leaving that to others!
A relative newcomer to Headley Down, I escaped Woking in 2014 and found this beautiful place to put down my roots. I’m so excited about the project to turn this scrap of neglected land into something beautiful and magical. I’m also a newcomer to volunteering … never thought it was my kind of thing, but here I am, volunteering and loving it. Really hope you will join us and be a part of this new chapter in the history of the landscape.