Patrick Hanlon

Representing: Haverhill Town Council

Pat has lived in Haverhill for the last 41 years. He has been a councillor on Haverhill Town Council for the East Ward since 1998, but with a four-year gap, and Chair of the Planning Committee. He says it has been an honour to represent the people of Haverhill and for them to enjoy the council's free entertainment.

He founded the Haverhill Autism Support Group in 2009 and is also a Community Governor of the Churchill Special Free School and a committee member of Happy Faces Preschool.

Pat says:

"I fully support One Haverhill Partnership, I know it is going from strength to strength with the Task Groups scrutinising every project they and I are given. This will help all the people of Haverhill, particularly the NEET, Skills, Education and Training group that I'm presently working with."

Betty McLatchy

Representing: Haverhill Town Council

Betty has lived in Haverhill for almost 10 years and has focused much of that decade in campaigning for health improvements in the town. To date, she has raised around £21,000 from fundraising and donations and would like to say a massive thank you to the "incredible support" she has received from the community.

A retired nursing sister and specialist dementia nurse, Betty was Mayor of Haverhill between 2015-16 and has also introduced 'Ziggy Zumba' to Haverhill, with 400 children taking part and getting active.

Betty says:

"It was a huge privilege being Mayor. It helped me learn so much about Haverhill and I think it is a wonderful town. I always promote it as a gateway to three counties and I will do all I can to further enhance the image of Haverhill in every way possible."

Colin Poole

Represents:Haverhill Town Council

About: Colin is the Haverhill Town Clerk, based at the Arts Centre. As Town Clerk he is the principal officer of the Town Council advising elected members on legal, financial and procedural matters. Before working in Haverhill he was at Exmouth Town Council in Devon where he built partnerships involving community groups, businesses and other local authorities. His background is in community leadership, as a Parish Councillor for 10 years and as Chief Executive of a large voluntary sector organisation. Before moving to Suffolk 20 years ago, Colin worked at Watford CVS assisting start-up voluntary and charity groups and delivering training in charity management for the Directory of Social Change. He has a post-graduate diploma in voluntary sector management from the Cass Business School.

Colin says

"One Haverhill brings together the community to address issues with grass-roots driven solutions and the resources of principal councils behind them. It reverses the historical top-down approach with a pragmatism that offers outcomes that are both quicker and more in-tune with what is needed."

David Ruddy

Represents: West Suffolk College

About: David worked in the motor industry for over 35 years, starting as an apprentice mechanical engineer and then holding various other roles with both private and blue chip companies – culminating in a number of senior executive positions within the Jardine motor group.

Seeking new challenges and passionate about education he has worked in the Further Education sector for 5 years and is the Director of Employability and Community Learning at West Suffolk College with responsibility for community learning, Traineeships, ESOL, English and Maths and pre-employment programs across Suffolk and south Norfolk.

West Suffolk College has offered Community Education provision in and around Haverhill since 1996 and currently our provision is managed from our learning centre which is based at The Menta Centre in Hollands Road.

David says:

"My role on the board is to ensure that the people of Haverhill are aware of and have access to good quality and varied community, further and higher education. This will be achieved by working with other organisations and sharing resources to ensure the provision is appropriate and effective"

Jacqui Singleton

Represents: Samuel Ward Academy

About: I have worked and managed services within the youth and community sector for over 25 years, for local authorities, supported housing organisations and now in education, based at Samuel Ward Academy as their Work Related Learning Coordinator.  

I'm passionate about supporting young people in particular. To aspire and help them reach their aspiration - you can never think too big.

Warren Smyth

Represents: Abbeycroft Leisure

About: Warren has spent his career in the sport and leisure industry and has been Chief Executive of Abbeycroft Leisure for five years. Abbeycroft was established in 2005 as a Charitable Leisure Trust and was awarded social enterprise status in 2010 and manages Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds leisure centres in partnership with St Edmundsbury Borough Council as well as the sport outreach in the borough.

Warren says:

"I joined the ONE Haverhill board because I feel that leisure and sport can impact on a number of issues in the community and I also wanted to be part of a network of people who can work together to improve things for Haverhill."

John Burns

Represents: Haverhill Town Council

Lois Wreathall

Represents: West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Lois is Head of Practice Support at the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Every doctor working in west Suffolk is a member of the West Suffolk CCG, and Lois' role is to ensure that they are supported, with information, to help them contribute to decision making. Lois has worked in the NHS for thirteen years, during which time one of her roles was to contract manage the three GP practices in Haverhill.

Lois says:

"My role on the Board is to provide a conduit between the health providers in the town and ONE Haverhill, ensuring that their ideas and thoughts are reflected at meetings where appropriate, and keeping them informed of the progress ONE Haverhill makes."

Other members of the ONE Haverhill Partnership board - Michael Attwood (Suffolk County Council), Paula Fox (St Edmundsbury Borough Council), Sarah Howard, Nick Keeble (Haverhill Town Council), Jane Storey (Suffolk County Council) and Nick Stevens (West Suffolk College).

ONE Haverhill Partnership board members

John Mayhew - Chair of ONE Haverhill Partnership Board

Represents: Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

John founded h.e.t. software in Haverhill in 1993 and, as Executive Chairman, grew it to a major software provider to the social care sector in the UK and Australia, with technical support offices and staff in Malaysia. He sold the business in 2012 to create a £10 million social care software company employing 100 staff, becoming one of four Executive Directors managing the global business in the UK, Australia and Malaysia, eventually leaving in January 2014. Since 2012, and as Chairman, he backed Fiscale - a start-up professional practice offering specialist Research and Development tax credit advice to businesses on a no-win-no fee basis. Clients have gained £7 million of corporation tax gains since February 2014.

John was a director of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust for three years and became vice-chair, providing advice on a review of governance and a wide range of commercial issues for the Trust. He is also currently a Director of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, with special involvement in the campaign to dual the A1307 link road to Cambridge.

He has been a board member of ONE Haverhill Partnership since its formation in 2012 and was elected chairman in September 2016.

John says:

"I look forward to continuing the dynamic leadership of the previous chair, Sarah Howard, working with all Haverhill stakeholders to improve the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Haverhill.  As well as being Chairman, I plan to continue my specific involvement in the Task Group delivering outcomes from the Masterplan for the regeneration of Haverhill Town Centre."

Henry Wilson – Vice Chair of One Haverhill Partnership Board

Represents: REACH Community Projects

Other roles: Part of the leadership team of River of Life Community Church, Community Governor at Clements School and a member of the Children's Centre Advisory Board.

About: Henry is a native of Haverhill having grown up in town and attended Place Farm, Parkway and Castle Manor schools. He is probably best known for being a local photographer, first with the Haverhill Echo then as a freelancer. Henry officially 'retired' as a professional photographer in 2011 and now works full time as the Chief Executive for REACH Community Projects, a charitable organisation which seeks to help relieve poverty in and around Haverhill through projects such as Haverhill Foodbank, Furniture Bank, Christians Against Poverty and the Resource Centre. Henry is married to Angela and they have two grown up children.

Henry says:

"I really love the town of Haverhill; it's where I grew up and believe that Haverhill has a lot going for it. Too often, Haverhill is viewed in a poor light, and I wanted to be part of a forward thinking group of people who have a desire to see the town prosper and be the best that it can be."

Lizzie Cocker

Represents: St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Lizzi is a Family and Communities Officer for West Suffolk Council and locality officer for Haverhill. She has a specialism in Arts and Heritage and before working for Forest Heath District Council was a stage and production manager in London.

Inspector Daniel Cooper

Represents: Suffolk Police

Jon Eaton

Represents: Community Action Suffolk

Jon is VCSE Localities Officer for Community Action Suffolk, which supports organisations in Suffolk’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, to enable them to operate more effectively.  It provides a voice for individuals and groups who may not otherwise be heard and represent their interests to the public sector.
CAS works closely with partners from the statutory sector, including Suffolk County Council, Borough and District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Health and Police. We help our partners communicate and work more effectively with VCSE sector organisations, communities and volunteers in Suffolk.

David Roach

Represents: Town Mayor for Haverhill

Ian Gallin

Represents: St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Ian Gallin is an experienced local government leader in both district and unitary authorities. He has a first Degree in Economic Development and Planning and an MSc in Policy Studies. He has developed and led successful transformation programmes based on his change management ethos of 'doing things differently', and 'getting the job done'. His approach focuses on the needs of communities and customers, not council processes. He represents the West Suffolk Leadership Team (shared St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath senior management) on the ONE Haverhill board.

Ian says:

"Haverhill residents are key partners in determining the public services they receive and how they are paid for. They are an integral part of ONE Haverhill and greatly help to release its potential to change the things that need changing."


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ONE Haverhill aims to provide a public forum for local people to express their views, remove barriers to groups and organisations working together in the town, and promote Haverhill as a good place to live and work. A public forum is held twice a year in the town to discuss key issues in Haverhill.

Members of the board include all three tiers of local government, the business sector, education, police, health, the voluntary sector, Havebury Housing, Abbeycroft Leisure and the faith community with one aim - improving the quality of life for people in Haverhill.

Dr Alaric Pugh

Represents: St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Other roles: Cabinet Member for Growth, Member Haverhill Area Working Party, Ward Member for Clare

Alaric is a local businessman and has chaired both business and community groups during thirty years of public service before becoming a local councillor. He has also been a school and a university governor locally and is part of the regional team of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Education, skills development, rural transport and community cohesion are all topics that concern him. He leads the Task Group working on the Haverhill Town Centre Masterplan.

Alaric says:

"I believe passionately in the successful economic future of Haverhill and its part in the future of West Suffolk."

Anthony Williams

Represents: Haverhill Town Council

Lyn Davies

Represents: The Voluntary Sector

Lyn is Community Transport Manager for Haverhill and Haverhill Shopmobility.

Alison Blackwell

Represents: Abbeycroft Leisure

Alison has over 25 years of experience in the leisure industry and has worked with Abbeycroft Leisure since its conception as a charitable trust in 2005. Alison is the Operations and Development Director for Abbeycroft which manages Haverhill Leisure Centre in partnership with St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Alison says:

"I have a passion for how physical activity can have a positive impact in all aspects of our lives and see One Haverhill as a great way to help achieve this."

Rosanne Kilbourn

Represents: MENTA

Rosanne has a number of years’ experience of working with new and growing SME’s, helping them to overcome barriers to economic progress. Rosanne started working in this field following a successful career in the banking and retail industry and has spent over 10 years working with MENTA as premises manager (Menta has 60 incubation units in Suffolk) and as a AIFL and Clarity4D trainer. Rosanne helps leaders and small business owners grow and optimise their full potential, both professionally and personally.

Rosanne says:

"My contribution to the Board is to make sure the people of Haverhill are aware of the support available for starting and growing businesses. Menta has actively offered business support and incubation units in Haverhill for over 15 years and is keen to support the ONE Haverhill Partnership in its mission to improve the quality of life for the local community."

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