Meet Our Board

Volunteers' Week starts tomorrow and lots of great people in the local area volunteer their time to help Village Greens run smoothly. Today we meet David, Janet, Rob & Becca – some of the members of the Village Greens Board.




David


Favourite Product from Village Greens: Cakes and Cheesefakes from the Deli


The best thing about living in Prestwich: "Where else in Manchester can you be less than 5 miles from the City Centre and surrounded by Green Spaces, which is what helps Prestwich to retain its Village feel."


What else: David is a keen Archaeologist and is active in a number of local charities and groups in this field. In Prestwich he’s the Chair of the Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society, Chair and Organiser of the Prestwich Clough Day, Treasurer for the Friends of Prestwich Forest Park and Director and Treasurer for Philips Park Management Community Interest Company which was set up to manage and run the Barn in Philips Park as a Community space. On top of all of this he enjoys traveling and can’t wait to get away again soon.




Janet


Favourite product from Village Greens: Liquorice Tea Bags


The best thing about living in Prestwich: Lots of lovely place to eat


What else: Spending time with her Granddaughters and traveling





Rob


Favourite product from Village Greens: Faith and Nature soaps, sesame snaps and oat milk lattes


The best thing about living in Prestwich: "I love the people. Always a warm hello and a friendly face. And always someone on hand who can help solve things if you need help."


What else: Rob also sits on the board of Radcliffe market and Stockport Credit Union. He runs his own Coaching business helping business owners gain focus, drive action and grow through accountability. Plus he performs with Chorus of Others and occasionally appears on TV as an extra. He’s the founder of the Prestwich Village business group and the recent “it takes a village” campaign. He has a wife, three daughters and a dog just to make sure he stays grounded!





Becca


Favourite Product from Village Greens: Coffee Beans from the hopper – from Heart and Graft in Manchester


The best thing about living in Prestwich: "Lots of great local businesses, green spaces, community groups and initiatives and a lovely local community feel."


What else: Travelling, gym classes, choir singing with Bury Community Choir and Manchester Community Choir, fundraising for Bury AC, litterpicking for Cleanteam Prestwich, baking, reading, spending time with family and friends, walking and volunteering.



If you are interested in getting involved with Village Greens as a volunteer then let us know by emailing marketing@village-greens-coop.co.uk


And we're always looking for new members too so if you'd like to invest to become part of our lovely community co-operative then get in touch by emailing members@village-greens-coop.co.uk