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Who we are

The Forge Community Partnership is a made up of community groups and local activists who, through an Executive Committee, oversee a staff team running a range of projects and activities.

The Executive Committee:

Chair: Michael Sanderson has been the Chair for many years, and is an active member of Hoyland Methodist Church and a governor of schools in Barnsley.

Vice Chair: Robin Franklin is a local businessman and councillor, he is also a member of the Milton Hall group.

Financial Officer: Paul Reckless is very active in groups in Pilley and Tankersley, and is the Finance Director of a local business.

Minute Secretary: Hilary Simmons is involved in many local projects including the Barnsley Foodbank and Starter Packs.

The Staff Team

Our staff team is led by Neil Spencer: Chief Executive and Company Secretary.
Project support and Administration by: Joanne Robinson.
Healthy Lifestyle and Parent Education is led by: Katherine Spencer.
Forge Family Foundation and Parent Educator: Natalie Boswell.

Anvil Staff

Martyn, Chris, Peter and David provided the practical support and maintenance across all the Forge's buildings and projects.


Forge family

The Rockingham Centre
Milton Hall Elsecar and link to website
Unquie Me Project Logo
Elsecar Community Nursery Logo
Hoyland Common Community Centre
Cloughfields Community Centre