The Trustees

Below are the Trustees responsible for delivering the Trust's commitments

Our Trustees

The Trustees have an important role in running the Hastings Greenway Trust.

They are responsible for Policy setting, Strategic planning and general management, including finances.

We are keen to increase the Trustee membership so, if you are interested in joining the board, please email by clicking here.

Gordon Russell - Chair

Gordon Russell has been in business for over 30 years.

He is the owner of, and runs, a company based in St. Leonards on Sea.

Gordon became involved in 'community activism' during the Neighbourhood Renewal programme introduced by the government during the Blair years. His role as Chair, Treasurer and Chair of the Crime and Safety special interest group was an education in engaging with the community and service providers alike!

Gordon has supported the Greenway initiative for many years and is keen to see it developed.

Email Gordon here.

Ian Sier - Secretary

Ian is a qualified engineer but most of his career was spent working in Local Government and for housing associations.

He has lived in Hastings for 28 years and served as a Borough Councillor for Ore Ward for 4 years.

He has been active in a number of community organisations in Hastings over the years, both as a trustee and volunteer and was a founder member of Hastings Greenway Group, which later launched Hastings Greenway Trust.

He also served as chair of the Hastings Sustainable Transport Forum and is currently chair of Hastings Urban Bikes and a trustee of Ore Community Land Trust.

Email Ian here.

Julia Hilton - Trustee

Julia is a landscape architect focussing on working with community groups, councils and housing associations to regenerate urban and green spaces. She is also Green Cabinet lead for Natural Environment, Climate Change and Active Travel as part of the Cooperative Alliance currently running Hastings Council.

Julia has been very involved with funding bid applications, the most recent succesful being the Garden Town Project.

Email Julia here.

Linda Jeal - Trustee

Linda Jeal is a retired secondary teacher, mathematics/ science based, with a particular interest in environmental issues, sustainability and the efficient use of resources to reduce inequality.

Linda thinks it is vital that local communities  are supported to enable their members to achieve their potential and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Having lived in Hastings for over 40 years with her husband and two sons, the appreciation of the  value of the community in which I live and the local countryside and marine environment.

I am a member of a range of national and local environmental and community groups that support efforts to conserve and improve the ecological health of our local and wider environment and community wellbeing.

I have had the privilege of travelling widely and been inspired by a range of approaches and attitudes to sustainable transport, community engagement and environmental protection.

Email Linda here.

Tim Jemison - Trustee

Tim has lived in Hastings since 1970.

He is a Landscape Architect and his training and qualifications include:

Edinburgh Botanic Garden (1966-69)

Newcastle University (1973-75)

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (1984)

Academy of Urbanism (1995)

Tim's Professional Practice and Key Projects are:

Department of the Environment/Property Services Agency (1970-92)

Freelance consultant (192-2022)

•       PSA Landscape Design Guides.

•       The National Archives Kew (Design & delivery for a pocket park setting)

•       Hastings Greenway (Founder member & pilot projects 1995-2001)

•       Greenway Link (Hastings Town Centre)

•       Greenway Link (White Rock & St Leonards)

•       Greenway Link (West St Leonards Neighbourhood Plan) 

•       Photography (Film & Digital) & Audio Visual presentations

Email Tim here.

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