I have lived in Torrington for many years and been a Trustee for over 5 years taking on the role of Vice chair in 2020. In March 2023, I took on the role of treasurer to the Trust. My areas of expertise are Buildings maintenance issues plus Health & Safety compliance. My experience in these areas comes from being employed in the Youth Services sector for 20 years and working as a Carpenter for 25 years.
Looking after our superb listed building is a constant challenge -but a very rewarding one – and applying my skills means we can do a lot of work “in house” which helps us to contain costs.
League Of Friends and Ex Mayoress of Great Torrington
Moved to Great Torrington in 2000. Previously worked for a large Insurance Broker as an Operations Manager dealing with Personnel and Training and ensuring objectives for revenue, expenditure and profit levels were met. I also dealt with major negotiations with National and Local Clients.
Company Director of own Recruitment Consultancy with 3 Branches with my husband handling Recruitment and Training of Staff, Client negotiations, PR and Marketing activities.
I am involved with various local groups including North Devon Hospice for the past 20 years, I was also proud to support my husband as Mayoress of Great Torrington for four terms.
I’ve only lived in Torrington just over a year – it’s an amazing place to live! I manage a live in care company and co-run Death Matters North Devon. I live with my husband and dog, who you might see sitting on the couch looking longingly out the window. Dog that is, not husband.
(Former mayor of Torrington)
Sue was born in nearby Langtree and has always been passionate about supporting the regeneration of Torrington. She has served as Mayor of Torrington on three occasions and is currently a Trustee of Great Torrington Town & Community Hall.
We are pleased to welcome Mr Dave Parish as a Trustee.
Dave is a well known resident of Great Torrington particularly to the football community having been involved in various capacities since 1980.
He is now a Great Torrington Town Councillor and we know his business acumen gained in his long career with the Royal Mail will be an excellent asset to our Team-building The Town and community hall for the future generations to come.