Meet the team

The Holme Village Community Centre is managed by a board of Trustees.

Viv Howard – Chair of Trustees

Viv’s family have a long association with the village and have lived in Holme for 15 generations. She is a farmer’s wife and also runs self-catering cottages for many of the visitors to the village. She has 3 children and 5 grandchildren and is a founding member of the Holme Village Residents Association.

William Clive Swindell – Secretary

Clive was born in the village and has lived here for most of his 70 years. He is a retired accountant with 1 son and 3 grandchildren. He is one of the founding members and the current secretary of the Holme Village Residents Association.

Sarah Nobles – Treasurer

Sarah’s family have a long association with the village and have lived in Holme for over 90 years. She moved to the village 34 years and is a farmer’s wife and bookkeeper. She has 3 children who all went to the local village school. She is also the treasurer of the Holme Village Residents Association.

John Chilton

John moved into the village 29 years ago after living in Moscow. He is also the Deputy Chair of the Holme Village Residents Association and the President of the Yateholme Angling Club. After working for Mars for many years and retired to run his own Management Consultancy. He has 1 daughter. 

Shirley Amesbury

Shirley is one of the longest serving landlords at the Fleece Inn; the local village pub. She has lived in the village for 20 years and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She is an active member of the local community volunteering as a governor at the Holme Village School and is also the chair of the Holme Village Residents Association.

Andy Williams

Andy became a Trustee in early 2021.  He is a retired headteacher and previously worked at Holmfirth High and North Huddersfield Trust School. While working at the Holme Village School he quickly recognised the strong sense of community within the village. He was keen to offer his skills to support the development of the Holme Village Community centre as he quickly recognised how valuable this facility would be in enhancing and strengthening the local community.