Alex is currently a Stakeholder Liaison Manager in the Rail Industry. He became a Trustee, as he felt Holmfirth Civic Hall is a stunning heritage building that acts as a key economic driver for Holmfirth and surrounding areas. He is proud to be able to be part of protecting The Civic and using his vast experience to ensure it's a treasured building within the valley for many years to come. He is hoping his contribution will support the ongoing conservation, protection, and improvement of the building and all it has to offer to the community.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Judith has worked in the charity sector for 20 years, working in community engagement, community regeneration and managing multimillion £ grant schemes. In the last 10 years, she has worked in heritage and currently works for the national charity The Churches Conservation Trust. Judith manages the North region which stretches from the Midlands to the Scottish borders, leading the 15 strong team and caring for 110 closed Grade I and II* Anglican churches. Judith first became involved with the Civic 6 years ago when it became available for community asset transfer from Kirklees Council. A parish Councillor at the time, and one of small working group who wrote the application for the transfer to HVPC. Judith stood down from HVPC to concentrate on the Civic and is really proud that we have retained it for the local community.
Mark is a member of the board of Directors within the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) and has a prominent role in the regional APHC group, and is a past President of the Huddersfield Master Plumbers’ Group (HMP), and currently a member of the Oldham & District Master Plumbers’ Group. He comments: “I’ve always championed the idea that the plumbing and heating industry should be regulated in the same way as the gas industry, so I am glad new regulations are coming in (WaterSafe). It’s important that we’re raising the professionalism of the industry.” Mark is currently involved with the Employer Group, one of 10 employers nationwide, setting the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard, being prepared for Apprenticeships from 2017 onwards, on behalf of Summit Skills. Mark is also an active member of Holmfirth Rotary Club, part of the Rotary Club of Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), which continually raises funds for local and international charitable causes. Mark is also on the Board of Directors at BPEC and is a trustee of the BPEC Charity, and is proud to be on the Awarding Body presenting the Annual BPEC Life Awards. Being a existing trustee of two plumbing charity’s, a chair of a training charity and having a wish to provide the community he lives in with something he can give back, Mark became a Trustee of HCHCT. Mark is more than happy to contribute and help with the present and future developments and events of our wonderful historic building.
Cllr Duggs Carre
Duggs joined the board as one of the Holme Valley Parish Council nominated trustees, Holme Valley Parish Council legally own the building and can nominate up to two trustees to support the work of HCHCT. He is the vice chair of HVPC’s Service Provision Committee that also holds funds for capital programmes that have supported projects in The Civic in the past. Duggs has a lot of relevant experience having volunteered with numerous voluntary and community organisations, he has set up new health and environmental charities and created a number of community festivals. He worked in various community settings in local government for over 30 years - managing grant schemes, writing policies and delivering innovative programmes and regeneration projects. He currently works as a freelance consultant with local community groups in the rural area. He lives in Holmfirth and feels The Civic is a major community asset for the town and it’s future is safer under community ownership.
Cllr Pat Collings