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Who we are

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

The Executive Committee has four officers:

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 councillor and businessman, and is 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.

Our Staff Teams

Our staff team is led by Neil Spencer, Chief Executive and Company Secretary.
Finances are managed by our Finance officer: Claire Beedham.
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.

Forge Family Foundation Staff

Charlotte Holbrook.

Our Youth Partnership

Supported by John Lang
Who also delivers a well-used work club

Anvil Staff

Martyn, Jo, Chris, Dan and Dave.

Rockingham Staff

Richard and Gail.

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