Sandra Crawley (Chair)


Born in Westward Ho!, more than a few summers ago, work took me to Yorkshire where I was a Director of Private Clients arranging bespoke portfolios for everything from Country estates and classic cars to art & jewellery collections. After early retirement 6 years ago I made Great Torrington my home. I am a Trustee and vice chair at the Town & Community Hall, Chair of the Torrington & District Care Forum forum, member of the Torrington 100 Steering Group, a Commons Conservator and a volunteer for the Devon Air Ambulance. It’s such a joy to be able to give something back to this fantastic community

Mrs Helen Rumbold (Secretary)

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.

Paula Langer (Trustee)



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. 

Cllr Sue Mills (Trustee)

(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 the acting Chair of Great Torrington Town & Community Hall

Mr Matt Whittaker (Trustee)


Matt Whittaker helps run a successful internet business with his wife from his home in Great Torrington. On moving to Torrington Matt has worked hard to be part of the wonderful community and is keen to develop Torrington based on the uniqueness of what the town has.

Andy Griffiths, Advisor

I grew up in Torrington until 1975 and returned in 2003.
My professional  career has been varied with military service, pre-hospital emergency care and also in variety of roles in the mountain environment
Since returning to Torrington I have taken on the role of Town Beadle which I thoroughly enjoy, attending and assisting each Mayor   during their term in office
My other interests include managing my small holding, horticultural, and National and Military history.