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The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
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David Hughes - Chairman

David Hughes -  Chairman

David has been a resident of Beverley for 40 years, having moved to the area with the RAF after travelling the world. On retirement he was appointed as a Lecturer at Hull College.

David has been involved with uniformed youth organisations at local and regional level, as well as volunteering and holding the position of Chairman with Beverley Community Lift, a community transport operator.

David has been a trustee of HWRCC for a number of years and Treasurer from 2010. He has experience regarding the issues of delivering services across a rural area through his knowledge of the East Riding. David has seen the organisation through years of change and wants to ensure that “in these difficult times the charity not only survives but continues its valuable work”.

Peter Shipp - Vice Chairman

Peter Shipp - Vice Chairman

Peter's special interest has always been in public relations and he established excellent relationships with local media, local MP's with whom he often corresponded and sometimes met , and with all the local authorities in Hull, East Yorkshire and Scarborough whose areas EYMS served , and with an excellent workforce the company also enjoyed a very good public reputation. Peter was instrumental in starting the East Riding Transport Partnership many years ago and remains an independent member of that Partnership since retirement. On retirement he was also asked to join the East Riding of Yorkshire Community Transport Partnership, and mainly due to the local sponsorships which EYMS provided for many years Peter is also now President of the Hull Civic Society and Hull Choral Union.

Peter has lived in Elloughton since moving to the area and joined HWRA as a Trustee early in 2020.

Peter was born in Devon where he started his 56-year career in the bus and coach industry with the local bus company.  This career took him through a series of promotions to Stockport, East Sussex and Newcastle before ending up in East Yorkshire where he joined East Yorkshire Motor Services as Traffic Manager in 1980.  Peter was a second-tier member of the seven-strong management buyout team which formed EYMS Group and bought the company when the National Bus Company (of which EYMS was a subsidiary) was privatised in February 1987. EYMS bought a number of other operators and at one point had around 1500 staff.  One by one the other six members of the MBO moved elsewhere or retired leaving Peter as Chairman and Chief Executive and he and his family as sole owners of the company from 1997. As the financial situation was becoming more difficult and at the age of 74 Peter thought it about time to retire so the company, by then with around 700 employees and over 300 buses and  coaches, was sold to the national Go-Ahead Group in June 2017.

David Hannam - Treasurer

David Hannam - Treasurer

David became a Trustee for HWRA to have the opportunity to give something back to rural communities. He has lived in rural areas most of his
Life and believes that, as a consequence he is aware of some of the challenges that rural and remote living presents.

He is a Chartered Management Accountant and has run his own practice with circa 500 clients for several years having previously being in private industry. He brings invaluable knowledge, experience and skills to the Trustee Board.

Tom Cave JP - Trustee

Tom Cave JP - Trustee

Tom has been actively engaged with HWRCC as a Parish Councillor for several years. However, it is as an individual that he has joined the trustee board bringing with him experience of business development and involvement with local community networks and organisations. Tom feels that HWRCC has the potential to fulfil opportunities in North Lincolnshire, working closely with North Lincolnshire Council to achieve this.

Caroline Scargill

Caroline Scargill

Caroline was born in Hull, but moved out to Howden to shorten her commute when she started working in Leeds. Caroline spent many years working for Unilever as a Category Analyst  and Merchandising Specialist. When she was made redundant from in 2019, she took the opportunity to get more involved in supporting her community and in particular those disadvantaged by their rural location.

She married Patrick in 1995 and they have 3 children together. 

Caroline has been the Treasurer of her local village hall since 2012 and is on the Management Committee of the East Riding Village Hall Network. Her analytic background, knowledge of IT and problem solving ability have delivered huge amounts of positive change for these organisations. Caroline also volunteers for Citizens Advice in Goole, researching the needs of the community and organising campaigns. 

Caroline joined HWRA in 2019.

Diane Wilkinson

Diane Wilkinson

Diane became a trustee of HWRA in March 2020. She has lived in rural areas of East Yorkshire for most of her life and understands the challenges that social isolation, public transport and affordable housing present for people living in a village.
Diane worked in the adult social care sector all of her working life, including managing large groups of social care staff. For the last 15 years of her career she was an inspector with the Care Quality Commission, an organisation that regulates residential and community care services.

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