About – The Trust & Committees

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is NOT run by any council, but by a group of dedicated local volunteers, who have formed a registered charity called the “Vinters Valley Park Trust”.

Reserve Warden

  • Steve Songhurst


  • Vic Davies (Chairman)
  • Richard Jones (Vice Chairman)
  • Peter Lott
  • Geoff Miles
  • Pat Overland
  • Gary Cooke
  • Bob Hinder

The secretary for the Trustees is TBA
The treasurer is Anne Newman

Management Committeee

The management committee are responsible for the running of the reserve and the management plan.  They report to the Trustees.  Some of the members specialise in certain wildlife subjects and conservation:

  • Harry Lowder (Chairman)
  • Ben Kirby (Vice Chairman, Birds, Butterflies & Photography)
  • Richard Jones (Trustee)
  • Steve Songhurst (Warden)
  • Margaret Grove (Secretary for the management committee)
  • Clive Vero (Birds)
  • Howard Bentley (Flies)
  • Peter Kirby (Butterflies)
  • Jackie Kirby
  • Anne Newman (Treasurer)
  • Tony Hewson
  • Lynne Overett
  • Paul Walsh

Fund Raising Sub Committee
The committee are responsible for finding funding for the reserve

  • Richard Jones (Chairman & Trustee)
  • Geoff Miles (Trustee)
  • Harry Lowder (Chairman of the Management Committee)
  • Peter Kirby

IT & Social Media Sub Committee

The committee are responsible for IT & Social Media for the reserve\trust

  • Ben Kirby (Chairman & Website Editor)
  • Lynne Overett
  • Steve Songhurst (Reserve Warden)