Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust
Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust

Our Trustees



We can have up to 12 Trustees – all of whom are selected on the basis of the skills required by the Trust and are voted into the role.

Dr Jan Aniskowicz: For over 30 years Jan has lived in Wilburton, serving as GP to Wilburton, Stretham and Haddenham. Now retired from practice, Jan has been a governor at Stretham Primary School and Witchford Village College and professionally involved with local NHS organisations. His priority is to maintain and enhance community spirit by supporting local initiatives.

Dr Tina Barsby OBE: Resident in Stretham for 27 years, Tina previously served as a Parish councillor and governor at the school. As chief executive of a major agricultural research foundation, she has a wealth of experience of the operation and governance of not-for-profit organisations. Tina raised her two children in the village and has a strong commitment to the community.

Nigel Brown: Chartered town planner Nigel has lived in Cambridgeshire for 27 years, seventeen in Stretham. He has always worked in local government, currently in a senior role at Uttlesford District Council. Nigel is a strong advocate of meaningful community engagement as an essential part of managing local land development.

Anthea DodsonBorn in Wilburton, Anthea (Tup) is Secretary and a Deacon of Wilburton Community Baptist Church, a Governor at the Primary School, a member of the Parish Council for over 30 years and actively helps lots of the Village organisations.  She was Head of the Criminal Justice Department at Cambridgehire Constabulary when she retired.  Through SWCLT she is keen that development can be controlled and benefits go directly back into the community whilst providing much needed affordable homes for local people.

Kier Petherick: Kier came to East Anglia to work in agricultural management and brings to the Trust extensive experience of business including land transactions. In 2009 he joined F.C. Palmer and Sons, now the largest farm in Stretham, farming over 3500 acres. As major employers with a long-term commitment to the village, Kier and the Palmer family understand the need for local housing and strong community.

Charles RobertsStretham-born Charles has deep local roots, and raised his family here. Charles previously served as a Parish Councillor for over 25 years and a District Councillor for 8 years. As Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council he introduced the much praised and copied Community Land Trust Planning Policy. He was also Deputy Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. 

Following the sale of his business, he set up a consultancy practice which he still participates in today providing advice to some of the largest UK companies and SMEs. Charles is wholly committed to maintaining an active and vibrant village where people of all ages and incomes can afford to settle.



Harvey Upton Harvey has lived in Cambridgeshire on and off for 20 years, eight in Wilburton, and five years as a Parish Councillor.

Qualified in Water Management, his background is ICT Programme Management, local government Finance and Planning systems, the Nuclear industry, and environmental management. Locally Harvey has supported the Berry Fen opposition to industrial scale land based wind turbines and remains a supporter of genuinely green and environmentally beneficial initiatives.  He is a keen advocate of local people working together to shape their own civic environments.
He enjoys motorcycling but doesnt want to die just yet - theres just too much left to do!


Rebecca Howard - Rebecca’s grandfather ran the village shop in Stretham and she was born in Wilburton. She has lived in Wilburton for over twenty years and is a Wilburton Parish Councillor. She originally trained as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and specialised in personal and employee tax with Ernst and Young before becoming a full time mother raising her three daughters. She is keen to support the community believing that good planning and building can bring a community together and enhance quality of life for all parishioners.  She now works part time as business development manager for the Cavaleri Partnership, an architectural practice based in Cambridge but working both nationally and internationally. She has a particular expertise in the healthcare and education development sectors.


The Board is also supported by:

Miriam Brown, a solicitor and Stretham resident

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Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust (SWCLT) is registered (No. 31823R) with the Financial Services Authority as a Community Benefit Society with charitable rules under the Industrial and Provident Society Act 1965.