Keith Davenport – Chair
Born : 1943 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Cheshire
Married : with three boys, all being educated at St Paul’s, Bishop of Hereford Blue coat School, Hereford Sixth Form and then onto University.
Professional Status : retired Operations Engineer
Resident : Kentchurch Close, Tupsley.
I moved to Hereford in 1971, to take up a post as Hospital Engineer at the General Hospital in Nelson St, and whilst looking for a home for my family, I lived in Tupsley Hospital.
My responsibilities within the National Health Service covered at times, all engineering including medical, along with the majority of building works for hospitals within Herefordshire.
I have carried out professional duties at Unit, and District levels, being based at Victoria House, General Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and finally at the County Hospital as Contract Monitoring Engineer, along with managing directly a Medical Engineering department
Prior to my retirement, I was commissioned to Project Manage the installation and commissioning of the MRI, and CT scanners based within the new County Hospital complex.
Past Time, Activities
I am a keen flyer, Holding a Private Pilots Licence to fly single engine aircraft and based at Shobdon Aerodrome.
My keenness for all things flying got me elected onto a Volunteer Board of Directors at Herefordshire Aero Club serving some 30 odd years and during that time holding post of Committee Member, Treasurer, and finally Chairman.
I have been a member of the Foresters (which is a fraternal organisation,) offering support when needed to its members, in such things as university grants, sickness counselling and support, along with providing volunteer labour and financial support to community based projects throughout Great Britain, USA, and Canada.
Carol Teasdale – Vice Chair
My name is Carol, I have lived in the North of Tupsley since 2001. I am Vice Chair of the Whitehouse Committee.
I am proud to be a member of the Whitehouse Board and also a member of St Paul’s Church PCC serving the community. I joined the Board of the Whitehouse because I believe that community cohesion is essential if the local community is to live in harmony and enjoy living where they are. Communities today are diverse and without a local community building true integration, even with other communities, is nigh on impossible. North Tupsley has been fortunate to have established community links in the earlier days of the Whitehouse, which have been maintained by members of the North Tupsley Action Group. I think that this is quite a remarkable achievement, despite the lack of a building or a meeting place. Acquiring the Whitehouse and finding funding for its redevelopment will ensure new links are made with the next generation of residents and their children, whilst at the same time providing a much needed facility for regular and occasional functions.
Rotational key roles on Wellington and Oakengates Carnival Committees in Telford,
Active in local community issues
Volunteer at Age Concern Bromyard for many years and published their newsletter.
One of the supervisors at Noah’s Ark Play School
Secretary of ‘Point of Contact’, a voluntary group for disabled people and their carers in Bromyard, We were instrumental in the rehousing of the library, the street alterations, accessibility issues at county level and a number of changes to access with the National Trust.
2001- to present day.
Tupsley Voice Committee, volunteer and writer.
One of the leaders at Lugwardine Chapel ‘Kid’s Club’ and Ministry team
Committee member of Central Tupsley Community Group.
Member of NTAG (not committee)
Vice Chair of the Whitehouse Community Centre and a member since its conception.
Member of St Paul’s PCC
I have studied Advanced Health and Social Care (Elderly and children)
Voluntary Studies (Lampeter University)
Education and Christian Discipleship (Worcester University)
Ange Tyler – Board Member
My name is Ange Tyler and I have lived near the Whitehouse for many years. Since the closure of the Public House, Chiltern Square turned into an unpleasant area of anti social behaviour. In light of such problems a group of residents committed themselves to form a community group called North Tupsley Action Group, upon which, I joined.
The Group has campaigned to turn the Public House into a much needed Community Centre for Tupsley. After several years, the campaign has gradually moved forward and now I am a member of the Committee on the Tupsley Whitehouse Project Board.
The project has seen set backs, but I personally believe the Committee has moved forward and there is some light at the of the tunnel. I am glad I have kept this spirit, as the Community Centre will be a thriving hub for Tupsley and I am proud to be part of this development.
Mark Inglis (Rev) – Board Member
Age 47. Curate St Pauls Church Hereford. Lived locally since 2005. Previously worked in the public sector. Married with two children.