West Howe Community Enterprises Staff
The West Howe Community Enterprises staff is an enthusiastic team of professionals who love being part of and contributing to the West Howe community. Get in touch today and speak with any one of our team members.
I’m keen to involve everyone in West Howe to use the Henry Brown to their advantage, so if you haven’t visited me or the Henry Brown yet, come along, say hello and get involved. In my spare time I like to make and decorate cakes, make soy-wax candles and cycling.
Skills and Activities Co-ordinator
Growing up in the local area I remember The Henry Brown fondly from my youth. After graduating and becoming a parent I have worked in Education and Community Development for the last 12 years. From this background I created a Community Interest Company providing free Art and Craft Club opportunities for the children of West Howe.
This experience has brought me to West Howe Community Enterprises. I am happy to be working in the position of helping to create opportunities and positive change to the area and the residents. I am here to listen to the community about the activities, events and skills they would like and supporting them in making it a reality.
Outside of work I enjoy running, crafting and looking after my many plants!
Community Development and Volunteer Manager
I love working with residents of West Howe to identify their skills and talents and growing people's confidence so they can share these with others. Outside of work, I love swimming, cycling and my rats. If you have an idea for a group, activity or event you'd like to run, pop in and see me and we'll see what we can do to support you to do this.
Our Café was started 5 years ago and has grown into a safe and friendly place to come and have a cuppa and a chat and maybe even a brekkie. I have a disability and I have full time care of my grandson. I love our friendly atmosphere in our café from our volunteers and of course our extended family of regular customers.
I have lived and worked in West Howe for 39 years, going to Heathlands Primary and Oakmead schools. Before this job, I worked in Central, so I know a lot of local people and the area very well. My son volunteers in Henry’s Café one day a week and we make sure it's a friendly and welcoming place for people to come. In my role, I want to help people be more confident in cooking and share ideas to batch cook and save money.
Inspiring Change Charity Shop Manager
I hope that I can continue to raise standards in the shop – providing our customers with a friendly and welcoming shopping experience. In my spare time I enjoy reading, baking, and weekend walks in the New Forest with my family.
Our current board comprises of 6 directors/trustees comprising of 2 of which are resident trustees.
We aim to extend the board of directors/trustees to the maximum of 9 members ensuring adequate resident representation of at least one third of the board.
Our current trustee board comprises of:
As a registered Public Health Consultant with over twenty years public sector experience, Paul brings a highly valuable combination of Public Health skills, management and analytical know how to help address organisational challenges and bring about the changes needed to improve health and wellbeing.
Chair – Paul Iggulden
Treasurer - Jane Kelly
Jane comes from a self-employed background, she sits on the committees of several local voluntary and third sector organisations. Jane has recently had a successful term as a Councillor for Boscombe West and joined the Cabinet of Bournemouth Council in 2012 dealing with issues in her Ward, she has experience in being lead Member for Regeneration, Public Health and Community Safety across Bournemouth
Sue has worked in local government, social housing, in the voluntary sector and most recently in health – now supporting patient and public involvement. While working for Bournemouth Council she supported WHCE and was really pleased to continue that connection and become a Trustee when she left the Council.
Jackie has experience of the voluntary sector both as a volunteer and in a paid post as part of the Dove Volunteer Training project. She has also volunteered for the Children’s Centre in the café, Streetwise Safety Centre working as a Guide and Girlguiding UK for more than 20 years.
Leonora and her family have lived in West Howe for 40 years. Leonora’s career has been in public and academic Library and Information Services and Adult Social Care Health Informatics. As a volunteer, she has helped to run local church Mother and Toddler groups and volunteered at Fernheath Play Assoc. Leonora has been a past Parent Governor at Heathlands School and an Adult Literacy Tutor teaching English to local adults in Winton. Leonora currently volunteers for WHCE and other organisations in Wimborne and Salisbury.
Pat grew up in West Howe, she went to South Kinson Infant and Primary schools before attending Oakmead Girls school. Pat worked in Administration for Max Factor, Post Office Telephones (now BT), then took a few years out to get married, raise a family and foster. On her return to work she joined Social Services Home Care and then Dorset Police in Administration. Pat has also been associated with Bournemouth Scouts, Bournemouth Scout Band, Cystic Fibrosis, Liaison Committee for Ensbury Park – Public Services and then becoming involved with West Howe Community Enterprises.