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Richard Belbin
Richard has worked in several different community development roles over the last fifteen years, supporting organisations to develop their funding strategies, capacity and governance. He has helped write successful proposals for various groups and funders, including overseeing the development and monitoring of £1.6 million Objective 1 programme. He has been a treasurer and a finance officer for a diverse selection of bodies, and is currently Volunteer Coordinator at a community health charity.

Tim Neal
Tim has worked as an independent travel consultant for many years and as a researcher at Sheffield University and has completed a PhD at the Department of Town and Regional Planning. He is currently Chair of the Friends of Abbeyfield Park, Treasurer of Grimesthorpe Allotment Society and sits on several Quaker committees including the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network.

Fran Belbin
Fran has a wide experience of finance, funding, HR management, planning and administration, gained within the higher education sector, local community organisations and the Trade Union movement. Fran recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cooperative and Social Enterprise management and has undertaken a range of professional development. She is currently Finance and Funding Manager for Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and has been a member of the Messenger management committee since 2008.

Douglas Johnson
Douglas is a lawyer and Green party councillor for City Ward. He won the 2014 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in social welfare law. He has been a trustee of the Burngreave Messenger since 2007.

David MacLeish

David lives locally but hasn’t told us what to write in here. He has a lovely Scottish accent, experience in management, and takes his tea with milk and one sugar…

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