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The Committee,
Trustees, & Key Members

We will also be looking for keen individuals to help us sift through historical archives. More details about that soon.

 

If you are interested in helping The Committee then we would love to hear from you!.

Updated 09/05/23 - This page is currently being completed so some errors & omissions will be present

Position Vacant

PRESIDENT

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Anthony Earnest

VICE PRESIDENT

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Committee

Anne Evans

CHAIR

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Anne joined the PCS committee such a long time ago that she can’t remember exactly when.

 

She moved to the town over thirty years ago, seeing it as a good place to raise a family although she freely admits she’d never heard of it before moving here!

She took over the role of Vice Chair never imagining she would end up Chairing the Society (since the previous Chair resigned.)

Anne is passionate about the town, its history and its future. She is enthusiastic about working with the both the Vale and Town Councils, and with other local voluntary groups for the benefit of all of us who live here.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: TBC-April 2024

Chair: TBC-April 2024

Dan Brown

VICE CHAIR

IT, Tech & Web Manager / FoVS Committee

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Dan started off by joining Friends of Victoria Square in August 2021.

While he was looking to join because he had a keen interest in gardening, he soon found out that several of his other skills and experiences would be suitable,

Dan has a wide and varied  background which includes things like public engagement, performance, and instructing/ teaching about wildlife & conservation, adventure outdoor pursuits and also IT.

Because of this, Dan took on the role of Website and Social Media Coordinator for FoVS, helping to develop and improve this for them. From this he also took on managing this website, and will help to update it, evolve it and create ways it can be accessed and utilised by various offline projects we will be creating.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

Vice Chair: April 2023-April 2024

IT Tech etc.: 2022 to Present

Peter Hall

TREASURER

EXECUTIVE TREASURER for all Sub-Groups

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Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

Treasurer: April 2023-April 2024

Chris Wyatt

SECRETARY

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

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Chris has had a long association with The Society and at various times has been Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Website Manager, and chair of the Beach Wardens.

 

He re-joined the Executive Committee in early 2022 after a spell as an ordinary member for several years and became The Society's Membership Secretary. 

He and his wife moved to Penarth from Cardiff in 2003 to live on the seafront opposite the pier. His proximity to the pier eventually led him to join the National Piers Society (NPS)* in 2008 and he is now the NPS's Website Manager and Liaison Officer for Welsh Seaside Piers.

 

Chris also volunteers for two days a week at the National Trust site at Dyffryn Gardens* where he assists in Visitor Reception,  the retail shop, and as a driver of the visitor buggy.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

Secretary: April 2023-April 2024

Membership Secretary: April 2022-April 2024

Previous: TBC

David Noble

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Penarth Town Heritage Trail

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David has lived in Penarth for over 30 years and ran a successful printing business until his retirement in 2017.

 

As well as looking after the finances of the Society he organises monthly events and speakers, usually with a Penarth based emphasis, but sometimes simply interesting trips or speakers. He also collates the quarterly newsletter for the Society.

He is a keen gardener and is an active member of the Trees, Friends of Victoria Square, and Railway Path Project sub groups.

 

He can often be seen wandering around the town with his two dogs and staring strangely at lamp posts.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: TBC-April 2024

Heritage Project: May 2022-Present

Membership Secretary: TBC-April 2023

Treasurer: TBC-April 2023

Mary Davies

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Penarth Beach Wardens

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Mary joined the committee as lead for the Beach Wardens,

 

Her family has lived in Penarth on and off since the late 19C. Her Irish grandmother’s family were builders involved in the restructure of the Pier Pavilion in the 1920s, while her grandfather, originally a carpenter from Cornwall, became the town sanitary officer.... and the scourge of a few butchers who didn’t follow the slaughtering rules!

Both her mother and daughter attended Albert Rd and Stanwell schools. She spent her working life in both statutory and voluntary sectors liaising with families of learning disabled children, enabling them to participate in out of school activities. Since her retirement she has become involved in the local U3a, plays badminton and uses her time walking her dog and keeping an eye on our lovely beach.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: TBC-April 2024

LCo: Beach Wardens: TBC

Geoffrey Cheason

EXECUTIVE COMMITTE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Friends of The Italian Gardens

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Geoff has been a member of the society since 2015, serving on the committee as Minutes Secretary and recently coordinator of the Italian Gardens project to assist the local authority in routine maintenance and planning for the gardens long term future.

As a retired conservation architect Geoff also monitors planning applications that are submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan Council looking at applications and issues that may affect Penarth in general and the conservation area in particular.

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: TBC-April 2024

LCo FIGS: 2020-Present

Previous Posts: TBC

Nick Crofts

EXECUTIVE COMMITTTE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Penarth Tree Forum

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Dates in Posts:

LCo PTF: TBC-Present

Previous Posts: TBC

Sarah Salter

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Railway Path Project

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Sarah has been in Penarth for over 26 years and has work in the tourism industry in Wales for the last twelve.  

 

A keen walker and allotment keeper Sarah is involved in Railway Path Project Penarth.  

 

She is always striving to keep public spaces green and clean for all to enjoy as well as promoting a healthy environment for our local wildlife.

Sarah has recently completed her Green Badge Tourist Guide qualification and is looking forward to sharing her passion for Penarth and the wider South Wales area with tourists and visitors.

Dates in Posts:

LCo - RPP: TBC-Present

Previous Posts: TBC

Haydn Mayo

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Chair: Friends of Victoria Square

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Haydn moved to Penarth in 2006 and enjoys living close to Victoria Square. And, feeling very fortunate to have sight of many wonderful, large street trees, as well as the trees and space of the Square, the launch of the Civic Society’s Tree Forum and Tree Strategy was a call to get involved in caring for our local environment. Along with a small number of other local residents, Haydn established "Friends of Victoria Square” to enhance the appearance, maintenance and community use of the Square.

He has become an active member in the Society and a contributor to the Tree Forum. He has worked in the NHS for 35 years and has a keen interest in all aspects of community health and well-being. 

Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

Chair FoVS: April 2019-May 2024

Dr Neil Kitchiner

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Co-Lead Coordinator: Friends of St Joseph's Park

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In his professional capacity Neil is Director and Consultant Clinical Lead at Veterans’ NHS Wales, an NHS Wales out-patient service that provides assessment and treatment for ex-military personnel with service-related mental health problems.

Neil helped to set up Friends of St Joseph's Park as a way of helping to enhance the park as a public space.

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Dates in Posts:

C-LCo FoSJP: 2022-Present

Jerry Cross

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Co-Lead Coordinator: Friends of St Joseph's Park

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Dates in Posts:

C-LCo FoSJP: 2022-Present

Jane Grehan

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Friends of Arcot Triangle

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Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

LCo FoAT: TBC-Present

David Hughes

COMMITTEE MEMBER

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Dates in Posts:

Trustee: April 2023-April 2024

Committee: Jan 2023-Present

Chris Riley

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Historian / Heritage Trail Content Creator

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On first arriving, Chris was struck by the curious street pattern, the absence of really old buildings, and the distinctive character of different parts of the town.  He started researching and it became clear that there had been a village, which had been obliterated in phases.

Chris is also a member of the Penarth Local History Society and gives talks for both us and them.

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Alan Thorne

NON-COMMITTEE MEMBER

Historian / Heritage Trail Content Creator

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Alan is considered one of the most knowledgeable historians of the town, with his research and knowledge often being cited

While Alan doesn't sit on the committee, his input is nevertheless important, and vital to our organisation's work in both understanding the history of the town and protecting its heritage.

Alan is also a member of the Penarth Local History Society and gives talks for both us and them.

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Mary O'Connor

NON-COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lead Coordinator: Dingle Park Project (Pending)

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