Collinson Park project group celebrates winning funding for the youth scheme

Trustees & Advisers

The Trustees and Advisers of the Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust

Trustees & Advisers

Some further information on the Barton under Needwood and Dunstall Key Trust Trustees and Advisers.

Jacqui Jones

Cllr. Mrs Jacqui Jones

Chairman - elected annually by the trustees

Jacqui Jones is an East Staffs Borough Councillor for Needwood Ward.  A few years ago she retired from her position as Practice Manager at a firm of solicitors, after working there for over 20 years.  Jacqui has been involved with Relate as a Trustee and Chairman, a Trustee for Women’s Refuge and she has been a School Governor.  She has two grown up children and is now enjoying spending time with her three young grandchildren. Any spare time is spent working in her garden, at the cinema, on theatre trips and reading.

Rev Andrew Ridley

Rev. Andrew Ridley

Vicar of Barton under Needwood, Dunstall (& Tatenhill)

I became Vicar of Barton under Needwood with Dunstall and Tatenhill in September 2011. I live in Barton and my parochial responsibilities bring me into contact with a very wide cross section of people living and working in the local community. Parish churches are uniquely placed to serve their local communities, and I see myself as a proactive link between the two. I have a particular care and concern for young people, families and the elderly. I am married to Carol and we have four children: our eldest works locally and lives at home, two are at university and our youngest attends John Taylor High School.

Margaret Fitchett

Mrs Margaret Fitchett

St James Parish Church churchwarden

Margaret was born in Barton and has wide experience of the village and its needs.  As Churchwarden she has been an Ex Officio Trustee of the Key Trust for over ten years, including the period of its amalgamation with other trusts in Barton.  She have been involved in community life, supporting various groups and organisations and considers it a privilege to be a member of the Barton & Dunstall Key Trust and be involved in its charitable giving within the community. 

John Moffat

Cllr. Mr John Moffat

Dunstall Parish Council nominee

John has lived in Dunstall for 36 years, and has served on the Parish Council for over 30 years. Before the consolidation into the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust, he was a Trustee of the William Key Charity for over 10 years, and is also currently a Trustee of the Henry Warford Charity and a member of Burton Rotary Club. He is a Scot, was a Chartered Chemical Engineer by profession, and before retirement worked for Bass Brewers. He is married to Angela, a retired Head Teacher, who is a member of Dunstall Parochial Church Council'

Adrian Wedgwood

Adrian Wedgwood

Co-opted trustee

Adrian Wedgwood first came to live in Barton when he and Marilyn married in 1964 and, having moved with work around Britain, returned to a much changed village in 1992. He has two grown up sons and five grandchildren, three of whom are very 'sporty' and at school in Barton. He has extensive interests in the community as committee member of Needwood Forest Theatre Club, former director of the Burton Breweries Charitable Trust and past chairman of Barton Parish Council during which time he instigated and arranged funding for community projects including the Pocket Park, Gilmour Lane and Fishpond improvements, Collinson Park scheme and, with Vic Trigwell, the Village Hall expansion. Prior to early retirement, he was director of the Bass Museum of Brewing, president of Burton Chamber of Commerce and director of the Heart of England Tourist Board. In addition to caring for his recently disabled wife, he enjoys Morris dancing, a spot of bellringing, walking and watching rugby.

David Okoye

Dr David Okoye

Co-opted trustee

David and his wife first came to live in Barton in 2000, and have lived here continuously with their son since 2004. He joined the local GP practice – Barton Family Practice - in 2005 and their son attends the John Taylor High School. Living and working in Barton as a GP places David in a unique and privileged position in the community, one which provides detailed knowledge of local people, and an understanding and awareness of some of the difficulties they face.

Jim Black

Mr Jim Black

Co-opted trustee

Prior to his retirement in 2006 Jim was Managing Director of Staffordshire Newspapers Ltd. and has lived in Barton for over 20 years.  He was involved in a wide variety of community activities in addition to serving on numerous committees involving business as well as Local Government. He has served as a Trustee for a number of local charities and believes that Barton and Dunstall villages can benefit greatly from the Key Trust.  Since his retirement he has continued as a Trustee of another local charity in addition to playing more golf, travelling, supporting Burton Albion and seeing more of his family.

Julie Skinner

Mrs Julie Skinner

Co-opted trustee

Julie has lived in Barton since 1986 and been involved with various Community groups throughout that time. She served as Cub Scout Leader for 25 years, and has been a Guide Leader, Ranger Guide Leader and Guide District Commissioner, giving her an insight into the needs and interests of the young people of the village. She has also been actively involved in the Methodist Church as part of the leadership team. More recently, she took an active part in helping to organise the village celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee and has joined the Community Speedwatch volunteers.  In her occasional spare time, her interests include patchwork and other crafts, and following the British athletics team to major championships. She is a past champion of the village Pancake Race.

Miriam Firth

Mrs Miriam Firth

Clerk to the trustees

Miriam has lived in Barton since 1976 and been involved with local Toddler Groups. She has also worked at the Infant School and Youth Centre, before moving on to Burton College, then Queens Hospital.She is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of Burton Youth for Christ. She enjoys looking after her grandchildren, working on her allotment and the worship and fellowship at Riverside Church Burton. She is delighted to be involved in the local community again, by serving as clerk to the Key Trust.