Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership

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Introducing the members of the Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership

A Community Partnership must have at least one relevant principal local authority (district or county council), alongside the GDF developer, Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) – and members of the community.

The aim is for the membership to be reflective of the local community in the Search Area. This is important as we will develop a programme of activities that responds to, and addresses, local questions and concerns raised.

Members are recruited into three sectors: Local Authority, Voluntary Organisations & Groups and Business. They are a group of people with different skills, knowledge, and experience that they can each bring to the work of the Community Partnership.

Jon Collins

Interim Independent Chair

Jon is currently a company director and Freelance Consultant offering advice and insight on Local Government and property issues. He previously served as a City Councillor in Nottingham for 32 years, 16 of which were as Council Leader.

At various times during that period Jon chaired East Midlands Councils, Nottinghamshire’s Police Authority, was Vice-Chair of the Core Cities Group and was a member of a range of bodies including the Local Enterprise Partnership, Midland Engine and The LGA City Regions Board.

Jon has served as a Peer Councillor for both the Audit Commission and Local Government Association. He has also worked for an urban regeneration company, as a Local Authority communications officer, and for 20 years chaired as a volunteer, The Renewal Trust Charity.

Local Authority (County, District, Town, and Parish)

Cllr Martin Hill

Lincolnshire County Council

Councillor Hill was elected Leader of Lincolnshire County Council in 2005, Martin has been a county councillor since 1993 for Folkingham Rural which represents 25 parishes between Sleaford, Bourne and Grantham. He is originally from a Lincolnshire family and has lived in the county most of his life and was a farmer for 30 years. Martin was awarded the OBE for services to Lincolnshire in 2008.

Cllr Craig Leyland

East Lindsey District Council

Craig has been a District Councillor since 2007 and was elected Leader of East Lindsey District Council in 2015 after serving as Deputy Leader and Planning Portfolio Holder. He has strong family connections with Lincolnshire and has lived here since 1984. Craig is a partner in his family business trading in Woodhall Spa since 1986. He currently stands as Portfolio Holder for Corporate Affairs.

Cllr Claire Arnold

Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council

Claire is representing Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council on the Partnership and has been a Labour District Councillor since 2019 for Mablethorpe. She settled in the county 10 years ago with her family and she works locally for the NHS Blood Transfusion Service.
Claire enjoys singing and is a member of a choir and she is involved in the Coastal Scout Group and has been volunteering in Scouting for over 20 years.

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Cllr Simon Acklam

Withern & Theddlethorpe Parishes

Simon is chair of Withern with Stain Parish Council and has lived in the Search Area for 25 years. He represents the Rural Parishes on the Partnership and is liaising with the Chairs of the other Parish Councils in the Withern and Theddlethorpe ward on matters relating to the possible siting of a GDF and allow people an opportunity to channel any points they wish considered.

Simon has experience of running and directing large projects and has a degree in Geology and Geophysics.

Voluntary Organisations and Groups

Tammy Smalley

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Tammy has 20+ years of experience working in the environmental sector, including working for local authorities, Government body, private and charitable organisations. She has expertise in marine and coastal habitats and geomorphology and was born on the Lincolnshire coast. Trained in community facilitation and communicating science, she is well placed in translating information from the GDF process to the wider community.

Rob Druce

Mablethorpe Coastwatch

Rob is Sector Manager Northeast and Station Manager at National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Mablethorpe QAVS, a voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores.
He is retired and has enjoyed 9 years of voluntary work in Mablethorpe.

Rob joined the Partnership so he could fully understand and share the implications a GDF would have on the community, and he sees this as an opportunity for him to share the feelings of the community with the Partnership.

David Fannin

Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service

David has worked for Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service as Chief Executive since 2013 and is responsible for strategy, budget and operations, partnerships, and compliance.

He also worked for 21 years in local government as Assistant Chief Executive at South Holland District Council and has extensive experience of working at both a strategic and local level in partnership with community groups and NHS, local government, and Third Sector colleagues.

David is committed to acting in accordance with the Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, values and leadership.

Ken Smith

Guardians of the East Coast (GOTEC)

Ken lives in Mablethorpe and is the chair of Guardians of the East Coast, an organisation set up to oppose bringing a GDF to Theddlethorpe.

He joined the Partnership to give opponents a voice at the table and is keen to ensure that when they are available, people are made fully aware of the benefits and drawbacks of plans, and everyone gets the chance to vote on whether to accept the project. He shares the common aim of getting people to understand that their opinion matters.

Business

Gareth Rowland

Holivans Caravan Park

Gareth is director and owner of Holivans Ltd, a family run caravan park in Mablethorpe. He is Lincolnshire Director of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BHHPA) representing the interests of the parks industry.

Gareth is also a member of the Rotary Club and has lived and worked in Mablethorpe since he was a young boy. As a member he wants to be able to include the interest of the local business community in the discussions about a GDF and what it means for the area.

Carl Richardson

The Dunes Complex

Carl is a businessman with businesses in the tourism, hospitality, and care sectors. He has lived in the area for more than 40 years and has worked in research and development in the electronics industry, moving on to the Energy Industry in petrochemical and Hydrocarbon processing, where he gained experience in operations, maintenance, and safety management within high-risk industries.

He has previously been a Parish Councillor and Chair of the Parish Council and is a Trustee of the Charity of Mrs Elizabeth Rook which supports residents young and old in the area.

Helen Fisher

We Are Carbon

Helen is a media producer and animator who has lived within the district of East Lindsey throughout her life. She runs and works for her own business where she researches and communicates on topics of sustainability and regeneration.

When she's not at the office her time is spent enjoying and developing her wildlife garden and small food forest. Helen is keen to assist in communications around the GDF process through her role on the Partnership.

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Current Vacancy

GDF Programme Developer

Image of Sarah Fletcher Regional Manager GDF Siting for NWS

Sarah Fletcher

Nuclear Waste Services

Sarah is Regional Manager - GDF Siting. She is representing the developer as a member of the Partnership.

Jon Collins

Interim Independent Chair

Jon is currently a company director and Freelance Consultant offering advice and insight on Local Government and property issues. He previously served as a City Councillor in Nottingham for 32 years, 16 of which were as Council Leader.

At various times during that period Jon chaired East Midlands Councils, Nottinghamshire’s Police Authority, was Vice-Chair of the Core Cities Group and was a member of a range of bodies including the Local Enterprise Partnership, Midland Engine and The LGA City Regions Board.

Jon has served as a Peer Councillor for both the Audit Commission and Local Government Association. He has also worked for an urban regeneration company, as a Local Authority communications officer, and for 20 years chaired as a volunteer, The Renewal Trust Charity.

Local Authority (County, District, Town, and Parish)

Cllr Martin Hill

Lincolnshire County Council

Councillor Hill was elected Leader of Lincolnshire County Council in 2005, Martin has been a county councillor since 1993 for Folkingham Rural which represents 25 parishes between Sleaford, Bourne and Grantham. He is originally from a Lincolnshire family and has lived in the county most of his life and was a farmer for 30 years. Martin was awarded the OBE for services to Lincolnshire in 2008.

Cllr Craig Leyland

East Lindsey District Council

Craig has been a District Councillor since 2007 and was elected Leader of East Lindsey District Council in 2015 after serving as Deputy Leader and Planning Portfolio Holder. He has strong family connections with Lincolnshire and has lived here since 1984. Craig is a partner in his family business trading in Woodhall Spa since 1986. He currently stands as Portfolio Holder for Corporate Affairs.

Cllr Claire Arnold

Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council

Claire is representing Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council on the Partnership and has been a Labour District Councillor since 2019 for Mablethorpe. She settled in the county 10 years ago with her family and she works locally for the NHS Blood Transfusion Service.
Claire enjoys singing and is a member of a choir and she is involved in the Coastal Scout Group and has been volunteering in Scouting for over 20 years.

Black Silhouette of head and shoulders

Cllr Simon Acklam

Withern & Theddlethorpe Parishes

Simon is chair of Withern with Stain Parish Council and has lived in the Search Area for 25 years. He represents the Rural Parishes on the Partnership and is liaising with the Chairs of the other Parish Councils in the Withern and Theddlethorpe ward on matters relating to the possible siting of a GDF and allow people an opportunity to channel any points they wish considered.

Simon has experience of running and directing large projects and has a degree in Geology and Geophysics.

Voluntary Organisations and Groups

Tammy Smalley

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Tammy has 20+ years of experience working in the environmental sector, including working for local authorities, Government body, private and charitable organisations. She has expertise in marine and coastal habitats and geomorphology and was born on the Lincolnshire coast. Trained in community facilitation and communicating science, she is well placed in translating information from the GDF process to the wider community.

Rob Druce

Mablethorpe Coastwatch

Rob is Sector Manager Northeast and Station Manager at National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Mablethorpe QAVS, a voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores.
He is retired and has enjoyed 9 years of voluntary work in Mablethorpe.

Rob joined the Partnership so he could fully understand and share the implications a GDF would have on the community, and he sees this as an opportunity for him to share the feelings of the community with the Partnership.

David Fannin

Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service

David has worked for Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service as Chief Executive since 2013 and is responsible for strategy, budget and operations, partnerships, and compliance.

He also worked for 21 years in local government as Assistant Chief Executive at South Holland District Council and has extensive experience of working at both a strategic and local level in partnership with community groups and NHS, local government, and Third Sector colleagues.

David is committed to acting in accordance with the Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, values and leadership.

Ken Smith

Guardians of the East Coast (GOTEC)

Ken lives in Mablethorpe and is the chair of Guardians of the East Coast, an organisation set up to oppose bringing a GDF to Theddlethorpe.

He joined the Partnership to give opponents a voice at the table and is keen to ensure that when they are available, people are made fully aware of the benefits and drawbacks of plans, and everyone gets the chance to vote on whether to accept the project. He shares the common aim of getting people to understand that their opinion matters.

Business

Gareth Rowland

Holivans Caravan Park

Gareth is director and owner of Holivans Ltd, a family run caravan park in Mablethorpe. He is Lincolnshire Director of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BHHPA) representing the interests of the parks industry.

Gareth is also a member of the Rotary Club and has lived and worked in Mablethorpe since he was a young boy. As a member he wants to be able to include the interest of the local business community in the discussions about a GDF and what it means for the area.

Carl Richardson

The Dunes Complex

Carl is a businessman with businesses in the tourism, hospitality, and care sectors. He has lived in the area for more than 40 years and has worked in research and development in the electronics industry, moving on to the Energy Industry in petrochemical and Hydrocarbon processing, where he gained experience in operations, maintenance, and safety management within high-risk industries.

He has previously been a Parish Councillor and Chair of the Parish Council and is a Trustee of the Charity of Mrs Elizabeth Rook which supports residents young and old in the area.

Helen Fisher

We Are Carbon

Helen is a media producer and animator who has lived within the district of East Lindsey throughout her life. She runs and works for her own business where she researches and communicates on topics of sustainability and regeneration.

When she's not at the office her time is spent enjoying and developing her wildlife garden and small food forest. Helen is keen to assist in communications around the GDF process through her role on the Partnership.

Black Silhouette of head and shoulders

Current Vacancy

GDF Programme Developer

Image of Sarah Fletcher Regional Manager GDF Siting for NWS

Sarah Fletcher

Nuclear Waste Services

Sarah is Regional Manager - GDF Siting. She is representing the developer as a member of the Partnership.