Patsy is an urban planner, with an OBE and a medal from her professional institute for services to urban planning, and has travelled all over the world lecturing on planning issues. Now retired, she still writes books on planning issues, but also enjoys being involved in local activities and is an active walker, gardener and often rather busy family member.
Housing Group Chair,
Rob became a Trustee in 2010 and is particularly interested in developing resources to meet the aspirations of local people and to work build a strong community within the whole of Glendale.
He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 30 years experience working in local government enforcement and private practice, including over 20 managing Team at an operational and strategic level, and with specific responsibilities for enforcement activity within a local authority. He has been a Registered Trainer since 1985 delivering a wide range of Environmental Health and Safety related courses through a number of examining bodies. He holds both educational and coaching qualifications to Post Graduate level and is familiar with quality systems, and audit and assessments for both quality and delivery of service excellence. He currently works for his own consultancy company delivering training and assisting with legislative compliance throughout England and Scotland. Rob has worked widely in the North, Midlands and South of England, including London, and moved with his wife to live in Lowick in 1997, where he lives now. Alongside working full time Rob participates in a number of activities including golf, swimming, walking and table tennis and tries to squeeze in gardening into a busy schedule.
Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has been Resident Land Agent to the Ford and Etal Estates for 30 + years. He is also a School Governor, Parish Councillor and acts as Trustee to local Village Halls and Educational Trusts.
Frank was a broadcast journalist for 30+ years (mainly with the BBC), and still teaches it part-time to postgrad students at Sheffield University. He started off while still a student by interviewing Bertrand Russell - "so it was pretty much all downhill since then". He has met several prime ministers, interviewed one of them (Edward Heath), had a row with David Blunkett, produced Tony Blackburn for 18 months, been a duty editor for Radio 5's Olympics output, taught ethics to BBC journalists ("I'd never heard of phone-hacking til that court case in 2006") and generally had a hugely enjoyable time, largely at the licence-payers' expense.
Having lived in Tyneside, London, Sheffield and Liverpool, he visited North Northumberland at least a couple of times every year. He bought a bungalow in Wooler in 1996 and moved permanently here in 2004. He has been a trustee since 2010.
Northumberland County Council,
Apart from ten years at Kielder Water, running a successful ferryboat business, Anthony has spent all his life in Glendale. He farmed for 35 years during which time he chaired the Northumberland National Farmers Union County committee.
For the past fifteen years he has operated the Glendale Garden Centre in partnership with his family.
Previously he served on Chatton, Bellingham and Wooler Parish Councils, represented Chatton and Wooler on Berwick Borough Council and served as Mayor during that time. Anthony represents Wooler Ward on Northumberland County Council and is a County representative on Northumberland National Park Authority, of which he is currently vice chair. At County Council he chairs the Corporate Parenting Panel, sits on Children's Scrutiny and represents the Council as a River Tweed Commissioner. He is also a Governor of Glendale Middle School.
Anthony has been quoted as saying 'he is very privileged to be a Glendale resident and will do all he can to maintain it as the best place on earth to live'.