Mike Brindle  -  Chair and Town Council Representative

Mike spent half his working life as a Secondary School Headteacher and since retirement has served as a County Councillor. He said, “I believe my working experience has given me transferable decision-making, communication and H.R. skills.”


Denis Crawford  -  Town Council Representative


Elsie Coleman - Community Representative

Resident of Thetford for fifty four years.  Trained in London as Laboratory technician, has worked in Thetford at Thetford Grammar School, Charles Burrell High School and Thomas Paine Sixth Form.  Elsie retired in 2003, became a school governor and served as Chair of Governors at Queensway Community School for eight years.  Volunteering now at Charles Burrell Centre.


Dave Hodgkinson  -  Members Representative

I am a father to three boys and now have seven grandchildren. I have lived in Thetford since 1975 and have always worked in the local area and also been involved as a volunteer in a number of community groups over the years. Prior to retiring from work in 2014 I was a partner in a computer consultancy company for 14 years. I am a Trustee of Thetford Community Association – a local charity providing activities for children and young people as well as providing a floodlit Ballpark for the community. I am also their Treasurer and have been for a number of years. I have recently retired as Treasurer for a local church, a position that I had held for the last 15 years.  I am a member of the Charles Burrell Centre Board and Chair of the Building Maintenance sub-committee. I also volunteer one day a week at the Centre using my IT skills to develop and maintain the computers and network at CBC. 

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Kim Ritchie  -  Tenant Representative

I was a school teacher for 5 years where I was lead teacher for Norfolk County Council and was responsible for training and mentoring newly qualified teachers within the school. During this time I started a dance club on a Saturday morning. I now run this Dance School which is open 6 days a week and has 5 members of staff. I am passionate about the success of Thetford and the Charles Burrell Centre. The centre has given so many people opportunities that they would never had experienced if the CBC had not been open. In terms of qualifications I have a BSc in Psychology and Criminology plus a PGCE primary education with early year specialism. I also have various dance teaching and safe practise qualifications.

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James West - Tenant Representative

James has achieved a degree in Criminology BA Hons whilst studying in Cambridge. He has since turned his attention to entrepreneurship and currently runs 2 mutually compatible companies. He has great interpersonal skills and prides himself on his customer relationship building abilities which has seen him dealing with large international companies on a regular basis. Outside of work he enjoys travelling and training in the gym.

 ryanwindsor    Ryan Windsor  - Co-opted Member
andrea jarrold     Andrea Jarrold - Co-opted Member
 garygoodchild    Gary Goodchild - Co-opted Member