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  • 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 three 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

  • Caroline Adams - Office Manager

    Caroline lives in Huish Champflower with much experience of the local area. Her appointment to the Community Office is greatly welcomed by the WAP Board of Trustees.

    Caroline brings with her a wealth of experience in office management and administration, both in the public and private sectors. She has worked for both Somerset and Devon County Councils, managing support services for schools and more recently, arranging adult social services contracts.

  • Jill Goodwin - Wivey Link Manager

    Jill lives in Cotford St Luke and joined in 2010 as a part-time employee in the Community Office. She manages Wivey Link bookings and the daily scheduling of the volunteer drivers. Her background has been in driving, scheduling and delivery of transport services as a Wren within the Royal Navy where she has spent much of her career. 

  • Hope Bourne - Office Administrator

    Hope has been working in the Community Office as an Administrator since April 2015, working on the scheduling of the Wivey Link service, taking bookings from passengers as well as photocopying and banking plus welcoming visitors to the office, giving local advice and answering their queries. Hope lives locally in Wivey and is now working Monday to Friday (except Thursday) each week whilst studying part-time in Taunton to gain further qualifications to enhance her career.

  • Caroline Green - Office Administrator

    Caroline moved to Huish Champflower just over three years ago and joined the Community Office in February 2019 where she helps out in all areas of the office, providing support to the rest of the team wherever needed.

    Caroline has spent many years working as a Financial Administrator for a national charity before moving to Somerset.

    Her main interest is riding and competing her horse and she is now a Trustee and Treasurer for a local Riding for the Disabled Group. Other interests include gardening, walking with her husband and dogs and learning to play the piano.

  • The Directors

  • Pauline Homeshaw MBE (Chair)

    A Wiveliscombe resident for 24 years, Pauline has a sales and editorial background. She is Chair of the Wiveliscombe Civic Society and also sits on the editorial committee of the Wiveliscombe Messenger and is a presenter on community radio station 10Radio. She is County Publicity Office for SSAFA Forces Help. 

    Pauline also runs the biennial 10 Parishes Festival, a celebration of the arts and crafts so prevalent in the 10 Parishes area. Pauline loves theatre, books and she and her husband Bob have a huge interest in gardening. 

  • Terry Field (Deputy Chair)

    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.

  • Roy Barfield

    A resident of Wiveliscombe since 2008, having moved after 30 years from Berkshire and taking early retirement from a long and wide ranging career in the IT industry. Background includes project and line management in sales, support and customer service, for private and public sector contracts.

    Roy is a regular driver for Wivey Link with interests in travel, gardening, walking and DIY. 

  • Stephen Froud

    Stephen recently retired from the Driving Standards Agency as the Deputy Chief Driving Examiner for the UK.

    He has been living locally for nearly 30 years after returning from teaching in London.

    He later became a Driving Examiner and moved back to this area. Since moving back he has been chair of governors at Wivelicombe Primary School, set up and managed the Kingsmead football team and was involved with the Cub Scouts.

    As Deputy Chief Driving Examiner, much of his time was spent working on projects both nationally and internationally including formulating and introducing EU regulations for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, together with the present Driving Test and Highway Code.

    Stephen is a regular driver for Wivey Link.

  • Eddie East

    Eddie has had family connections with the Wiveliscombe area since the early 1980s and moved here himself in 2002 to take up the post of Headteacher at Sampford Arundel Primary School.

    Having recently retired as Headteacher at Sampford Arundel and Stawley schools Eddie is keen to take on other roles in the community and has joined the team of Wivey Link drivers.

    He is also making the most of the opportunity to pursue his personal interests which include gardening, tennis, rambling, skiing and climbing mountains.

  • Andrew Smith

    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.

  • Ewan Robertson

    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 is a volunteer driver for Wivey Link. Other interests include travel, walking, sport (particularly rugby), gardening and reading.


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