Meet The Management Committee
Darrell Muffitt; has lived in Avon Dassett for approximately three years. Now retired but a qualified accountant and management consultant. Has demonstrated a willingness to volunteer for activities which benefit the community including: being a member of the Parish Council, involved with the Save the Avon Group throughout its existence and currently acting as Chair of the Interim Management Committee of the Society. Recognises The Avon as a major community asset and is prepared to spend time and effort and use expertise to secure its future as part of the community.
Mike Blakeman; has lived in Avon Dassett for approximately five years. Now a retired Architect and Business Consultant, has consistently and actively supported community activities. Has also demonstrated a willingness to volunteer for activities which benefit the community including: being a member of the Parish Council, involved with the Save the Avon Group throughout its existence and currently acting as Vice Chair of the Interim Management Committee of the Society. Recognizes The Avon as the only major community asset and is prepared use his expertise to secure its future as the hub of the community.
Trevor Gill: has lived in the village for 6 years. Before retiring he worked in banking as a business project manager. Currently the Chair of the Parish Council, and has been involved with the Save The Avon Group throughout it’s existence. Currently the acting secretary of the Society. Always willing to help with any village projects which benefit the village and wider community and has played an active part in the organization of The Dassett Country Show. Is determined that the project to secure The Avon as a community asset will succeed and will help in any way to ensure The Avon is a successful business venture.
Dr Sally Crompton: Sally has lived in the village for 15 years. She worked for the Open University and was responsible for public engagement through the OU/BBC partnership TV programmes and learning materials. She believes in using every means possible to inspire and open doors to learning for everyone. She will do everything she can to ensure The Avon is inclusive, and offers a community asset for everyone in the village.
Amanda Blythe-Smith FRICS; has lived in Oxfordshire for the past 15 years. She currently works as a chartered surveyor within the leisure sector for a national property company with over ten years experience within the sector. Having always lived within small villages she is keen to see that not only is the project a profitable business enterprise but also meets the needs and aims of the local community, providing a hub and meeting point for all members of the village, wider local area and visitors.
Graham Fewster; moved to Avon Carrow in spring 2016 and was soon a regular in the pub. Having grown up in a village of a similar size in South Wales, Avon Dassett felt like home straight away. When the pub closed he was keen to work to secure its future and has been involved ever since. Graham works in the pharmaceutical industry and his areas of expertise are budgeting, project planning and contract negotiations. He works from home and can often be found walking his young cocker spaniel round the village.
We are a small group of local residents dedicated to deliver our aim and to ensure that in doing so we make our village and other local communities a better place to live, visit and to undertake business activities.
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