Category Archives: Meet our Partnership Group

Partnership Group members

Here are our current Partnership Group Members as at January 2019

We have 3 vacancies for voting residents on our Partnership Group – if you are interested in joining the Partnership please contact our Plan Coordinator Jsan Shepherd at the community centre.

Voting residents

Sarah Addis

Amabel Badder

Matt Betesta                     Vice Chair Young person

Christine French

Alex Harris

Sylvie Humphreys

Antony Robinson

Amanda Speake             Vice Chair

Tracy Thorp                     Chair

Non voting members

Mark Watts – Local Trusted Organisation lead

Bill Badham – Big Local rep

Jsan Shepherd – Plan Coordinator






Welcome to Alex

The Partnership Group would like to welcome new member Alex Harris

Alex says

I live in Kirk Hallam and am a community nurse for the Ilkeston area which includes Kirk Hallam. I have 2 children who both go to Ladywood school. As I have these links to the community I would like to help make decisions as to how the big lotto money is allocated. I would like to join the community partnership group to offer any help I can and supporting the group to make decisions and helping with ideas for future projects. I have previously enjoyed being a parent volunteer for the sure start centre where I organised the first children’s fun day with funding from the Big lotto funding and would like to continue to see increased activities for the residents. I care about the area and would like to see improvements to it that would benefit everyone.


We are all really pleased that Alex is joining the Partnership Group and look forward to working with her in the future to make a lasting difference to the area.

We do still have a couple of vacancies on the Partnership Group if you are interested in joining. Email our plan coordinator Jsan Shepherd  for more information