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About the Trust

There are currently 7 trustees but as the Trust develops more Trustees will be appointed. Trustees are unpaid and volunteer their time.

  • Richard Stephenson (Chairman) lives just downstream from the lodge and has been campaigning for the clean up for the lodge for the past 20 years. He is a material scientist by training and has been chairing and running businesses for most of his career. 

  • John Milne is a civil contracts manager and has worked on a range of projects overseeing woodland creation to large civil engineering works on many river restoration projects over the last 20 years. He was formerly an employee of Ribble Rivers Trust for 5 years and he is also a resident of Clitheroe.

  • Dave Wilmot grew up next to the lodge and is a fishing enthusiast. He has been a trustee of Ribble Rivers Trust for more than 5 years and is a resident of Clitheroe. He brings great experience to this project and manages the volunteers. 

  • Alan Tidmarsh is the Financial Trustee and a fully qualified FCA. He has extensive financial management experience with small are large organisations.

  • Anthony Capstick lives in Clitheroe, grew up on a farm in Sabden and trained as a biologist in Manchester. He is passionate about nature conservation. After working with a medical team in Asia and Africa he worked as a journalist for the FT in London, then returned to Ribble Valley setting up Instant Search Ltd. He’s run businesses and written a book on his experience, contributing regularly to national radio, TV and the World Service. Anthony intends to use his connections to raise funds for various Primrose Community Nature Trust projects

  • Sue Marsden is an artist and photographer with a background in marketing having worked in industry and private enterprise. Living locally,  loving nature, the Ribble Valley and local history.

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