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BVCP

The Bolnore Village Community Partnership (BVCP) was formed in 2013 as a charitable incorporated organisation. We have a hard working band of Trustees, who spend time working with Michael Bramble (Centre Manager) to run the Woodside as a place the whole community can be proud of.

  • Michael Bramble
    Michael Bramble
    Centre Manager
    Michael has been a Bolnore resident for seven years and is married with two young children. He has a background in administration and customer service which serve him particularly well in his current role and a degree in Classics which doesn't. A keen sportsman, Michael was the first captain of Bolnore's fledgling football team, but these days settles for bumbling about with the Vets on a Thursday night and imparting his 'wisdom' from the sidelines on a Saturday afternoon (where his Woodside duties allow!).
  • Anne Boutrup
    Anne Boutrup
    Trustee, Treasurer & MSDC Liaison
    Anne lives in Ashenground, is a Town and District Councillor for that ward and is currently chairman of both the MSDC Scrutiny Committee for Customer Service & Service Delivery and the Ashenground & Heath Neighbourhood Policing Panel. Aside from her community work, Anne is also Director of Finance & Administration for a local IT company and advises on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations. Anne brings experience volunteering for a number of small and large charities where she undertook roles including applying for grants, business case preparation & presentation, safeguarding & treasury.
  • Alastair McPherson
    Alastair McPherson
    Trustee & Chair
    Alastair has lived in Bolnore for over ten years with his wife and two daughters. He was involved in 2006 with the initial stages of the Bolnore Village Primary School working as a member of the Bolnore School Group, and subsequently as an associate governor and an active member of the BVRA. In 2010, he left the School Group and started to work with the Council and Resident’s Association on the Bolnore Community Centre. He set up the Bolnore Village Community Partnership (BVCP) charity in 2013, the group that now runs the Woodside. Alastair was voted in as Councillor in 2015 and is currently working hard representing Bolnore Village within the Town Council as Deputy Mayor of Haywards Heath. Aside to this, Alastair works in the Pharmaceutical Industry and enjoys family time, playing and writing music and helping make Bolnore a great place for everyone to live!
  •  Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinson
    Trustee
    Kelly is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development (CIPD) and spent over 15 years in Human Resources, working across multiple sectors undertaking strategic HR activities such as organisational design, recruitment, workforce planning and project managing HR initiatives. Kelly has always lived in Haywards Heath and has now lives in Bolnore Village. She says; “Volunteering as a Trustee of the BVCP is a great opportunity to integrate into the community and ensure Bolnore residents and surrounding communities have access to a great facility that brings people together and can host multiple activities. We are so lucky to have the Woodside and I take great pride in being part of a dedicated team that safeguards its’ best interests and continuation to thrive for everyone’s enjoyment.”
  • >Gemma Coombes
    Gemma Coombes
    Trustee & Secretary
    Gemma moved to Bolnore in 2005 and lives with her husband and two sons who attend the primary school. With a degree in English Literature, Gemma enjoyed a career in Advertising, before recently launching The Hub Kids Club which is based at the Woodside and provides before & after school child care in Bolnore. Part of the events team, Gemma has been involved in putting on many community events at the Woodside, such as the summer fete and family discos.
  •  Bob Bannister
    Bob Bannister
    Trustee
    Bob Bannister has been a Bolnore resident since 2012. Running a management training business out of a Haywards Heath office by day, Bob is the trustee representing Bolnore’s very own Church ‘Grace Church’. Grace’s resident bassman, grandfather, petrol head and (almost) empty nester, he’s doing his best to enjoy that push towards retirement (if it still exists), contributing however he can to all that happens at the Woodside.

Others BVCP members include Matt Jeffers (Trustee & Town Council Liaison), Samantha Larby (Trustee) and Charlie Smith (Trustee).

As a charity board, we meet six times per year and oversee the management of the building. Our AGM is in October every year and is open to the general public.

We also have a team of volunteers who help run events at the Woodside such as the Summer Fete every July, Halloween Family Disco and Christmas Carols. If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Michael Bramble, Centre Manger for more details.