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.

Anne Rogerson (Vice Chairman)

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

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.

John Highton

John has lived in Singleton for over 40 years and has been a Trustee since the Trust was setup in 2003. John is a time served joiner and builder with management qualifications but the last 20+ years of his working life was spent teaching Technology in local secondary schools. John is also an active member of St. Anne's Church and is proactively involved with many village activities which are too numerous to mention.

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.

Kath Smith

Kath lives in Singleton and became a Trustee in 2007. She retired from a project management role at Barclays Bank in 2007 after spending her whole working life in IT. She is now a farmer's wife and a busy 'Nan' with all her grandchildren going to Singleton School.

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.

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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