Who we are

2023 – Current Officers

Sean Whewell – Treasurer – I’m Sean, a founding member of Visit New Mills and Quizit New Mills. Over the years I have been involved in organising New Mills Carnival, Lights Switch On and the Torrs Youth Festival as well as the many Community projects that VNM deliver – despite now being based in the Spanish Pyrenees I act as VNM Treasurer and events organiser. I miss the hours climbing up and down ladders to put up flags and festoon lights.

John Reed I’m John, I joined VNM in 2020, I help out at events, usually managing the Road closures and I also organise all the Quizit venues and Quizmasters, which raises money for local causes and supports local businesses. Of course like others, I help out with the flags, festoons and setting up of events.  I like walking and sampling the local brewery beer.

Steve Wilson – I’m Steve. I joined Visit New Mills as an officer in 2021, I had already been working with them running the New Mills Community cinema which they founded, and I still do this. I organise the programme for the Xmas lights switch on & New Mills Carnival. I like getting involved in community events and projects when I can. I do a lot of the fetching and carrying at the big events, with flags and festoons.

Past Volunteers

Any community’s backbone is its volunteers, and thanks to their unselfish work, New Mills is a better place. We would like to use this occasion to convey our sincere thanks to all of the prior volunteers who gave their time and effort to support us in achieving our objectives. We have been able to reach out and make a difference in the lives of many people in need because of your constant support.  Your generosity and goodwill towards others have motivated us and made us feel privileged to live in such a compassionate town.

2013 – 2015 Jean Fildes – 2 years
2013 – 2018 Barry Bate – 5 years
2013 – 2018 Mike Daniels – 5 years
2013 – 2020 Northe Slack – 7 years
2013 – 2021 Beth Atkins – 8 years
2016 – 2023 Jan Wootten previously Smith – 7 years
2018 – 2024 Zena Aris-Sutton – 6 years
2019 – 2021 Lee Barratt – 2 years
2021 – 2023 Emily Johnstone – 2 years
2022 – 2024 David Aris-Sutton – 2 years
2023 – 2023 Iain Moore – 1 year
2023 – 2024 Edit Zsibrita – 1 Year

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