Who is Who?

A group of local Trustees, most of whom have a connection to Singleton village administers the Trust. They are all volunteers and a little bit about whom they are and their background and skills is detailed below.

Keith Walker (Chair of Trustees)

Keith became a trustee in 2011 and Chair in 2013. Following 42 years at BAE SYSTEMS, where he worked mainly in engineering design and integration, he retired in 2011. He joined the Trust with many years experience of project management and team leadership. Through marriage, he has close links with Singleton. He lives in Poulton and is a governor at Singleton C of E Primary School.

Michael Smith (Vice Chair)

Michael has lived in the heart of Singleton Village for 30 years. His wife Louise is a 3rd Generation Singleton resident, Reuben their son is a 4th generation pupil at Singleton school. Michael has worked within the engineering sector most of his working life, He now heads a commercial training Dept. at Blackpool college. Michael joined Richard Dumbreck’s Singleton trust as a trustee in July 2021.

Patrick Allen (Treasurer)

Patrick lives in Poulton and joined the Trust in 2014. He has spent 37 years as a teacher of mathematics and then assistant Head Teacher at Montgomery High School in Bispham. His role during the last 6 years of his time at the school included that of School Manager responsible for the school’s premises, catering, non teaching staff and finances. Patrick actively supports other volunteers in maintaining the Trust's footpaths and woodland areas.

Anne Rogerson

Anne was born in Thistleton and moved to Singleton in 1982 and together with her husband James, she runs the family dairy farming business. Anne became a Trustee in 2014

Sara Fryars

Sara lives and farms in Singleton and became a trustee in 2007. She has 4 children who all attended Singleton School and she runs a dairy farm, haulage, property letting and storage businesses together with her husband and two sons.

Dave Kay

Dave has lived in Singleton for over 50 years and became a Trustee in 2018. Dave is a senior manager with the NHS and both he and his son attended Singleton School. He is currently a member of Singleton Bowling Club and has previously served on the Singleton Village Hall committee.

Alec Davies

Alec is a recently retired engineer, having worked at BAE systems for almost 42 years. Alec is a Chartered engineer & a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Both of Alec’s now grown-up children attended Singleton school. Alec actively supports Singleton school volunteering as a school governor, a role he has held since 2002, He has recently assumed the role of chair of the governing body, (for a second time) Alec has strong ties to Singleton and is keen to support the community in his role as a trustee of the Richard Dumbreck Singleton Trust.

Sarah Cholmondeley

Sarah has lived in Singleton since 2018. Having worked in Financial Services for over 30 years, Sarah is now self employed as a freelance Pensions Paraplanner. She is Treasurer of the Singleton Gala Committee and is involved in organising the annual Gala and related community events. Sarah became a Trustee in July 2021.

Amanda Hindley

Amanda and her Husband moved to Singleton village several years ago, after retiring from teaching over 25 years in FE and HE. Amanda taught computing, IT and Teacher education in her career with her final post being Director of IT in a large general FE college. She maintains her professional registrations and continues to have interest in her engineering background. In retirement Amanda is a prolific crafter and up cycler, and has a strong interest in community development and support. She is involved in many aspects of village life freely giving up her time on a regular basis with various clubs, societies, events etc.

Land Agents

Ingham & Yorke are the appointed Land Agents for the Trust and they have managed the day to day running of Singleton Estate since the Trust was set up in 2003. During this period Richard Cornish has been the main point of contact for all matters and in 2019 he was joined by his colleague Richard Bell

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