New Chair announced for Stratford Town Trust

We  are pleased to welcome their new Chair following the end of term for incumbent, Quentin Willson.

Stepping into the new role is Tony Jackson, who has been a Trustee since 2016. He said: “I am both honoured and humbled to have been elected by my fellow trustees as the new Chair of Stratford Town Trust. I am incredibly proud of the excellent work that the Trust has done over the past 500 years and continues to do today in supporting the local community. I am fortunate to inherit a strong team under the leadership of Sara Aspley and a Board of Trustees who willingly give up their time to give the necessary support and challenge to the many and varied topics that come our way. We are all very aware that we are temporary custodians of the Trust and safeguarding it for future generations is a responsibility we all take very seriously.”

Tim Bailey, who has been a Trustee for three years, has been elected as the Deputy Chair.

Quentin Willson, who will continue as a Trustee until May 2022, said: ‘Being Chair of Stratford Town Trust has been a special honour. During the pandemic we all saw how the Trust’s community support really can be life changing. I’m proud to have helped steer projects like our community hub, Foundation House, protecting Rowley Fields from development forever by achieving Town Green status and working to create a nature reserve on the Lench Meadows. Stratford Town Trust is a unique force for good with a heritage that goes back more than half-a-century. I send the new Chair, Tony Jackson, and our 11 wonderful trustees my very warmest wishes.’