WAP is managed by a group of Directors, representatives of the community as a whole. The Community Office and Wivey Link are managed and supported by two staff and a team of local volunteer drivers. The Community Office also receives further back-up from a team of volunteer reception/administration staff as the need arises.
The Community Office Team
Deb Stodgell - Office Manager
Deb has returned to WAP on a part-time basis in order to resume her role as Office Manager. She brings a tremendous amount of local government knowledge as well as her skills in managing a wide ranging environment which the staff and volunteers encounter on a daily basis from the many and varied visitors to the Community Office.
Deb lives in Fitzhead with much experience of the local area. Her return to the Community Office is greatly welcomed by the WAP Board of Trustees.
Andrew recently retired as Relationship Director, Corporate Banking South West for Lloyds Bank Plc. He has lived in Huish Champflower for over 24 years. Currently serving as a trustee for Hospiscare Exeter and a non executive at Devon and Cornwall Housing Ltd, he was previously a governor of Kingsmead School.
His main hobby is sailing where he is a trustee and treasurer at Wimbleball Sailing Club. Other interests include cycling, walking, bridge and travel.
Terry qualified as a barrister and spent the early years of his career in the courts. He also has extensive experience in commercial management in the insurance, shipping, oil and gas and defence sectors. He retired with his wife to Milverton 4 years ago, where they have both been heavily involved in village activities. Terry has been a driver for Wivey Link for just over a year and is looking forward to working with, and helping to develop, the Wiveliscombe Area Partnership.
Ewan and his family have lived in Milverton for over 20 years. His first career was as an officer in the Royal Navy, much of this time flying in the Fleet Air Arm. On retiring as a Commander after 27 years in the Navy, he qualified as a teacher and spent 15 years teaching geography and games at Brymore School, Cannington. He finally retired in 2011.
He has been involved with a number of village activities and has been a governor of Milverton Primary School for 8 years (including 4 as Chairman) and he has been a volunteer driver for Wivey Link for just over a year. Other interests include travel, walking, sport (particularly rugby), gardening and reading.
Before taking early retirement in 2017, Dave worked as Development Manager for Somerset Waste Partnership and had a career in recycling and waste management, mostly working for local authorities. He is a founding member and secretary of Wivey Action on Climate & Environment and an active Town Councillor, involved in saving the Public Toilets in Wivey from closure. In 2018, he was elected as Borough Councillor for the Wiveliscombe and West Deane ward and was pleased to be invited to join the board of Wiveliscombe Area Partnership.