Peter Jones – Chairman
“I have lived in Rutland for over 50 years and previously represented both Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Partnership. I have a great passion for the town, the county and the community. Having also been in business in Oakham and Uppingham for many years I am pleased to be part of the community and charitable organisation at The Victoria Hall. The Victoria Hall has a wealth of history and charm. A truly important location and the centre of the community.”
Richard Haynes – Secretary
Having spent some forty years teaching in independent education, I moved to Oakham in 2015. Now retired, I am at present a member of Oakham Town Council, and proud to represent that body as a Trustee of the Victoria Hall. The Hall provides an important service to the community of Oakham and the surrounding area, and long may that continue.
Mike Pearson – Treasurer
“Having moved to Oakham with my family in 1991 I am a relative new boy in town but still consider myself to be a proud Rutlander. I retired in 2012 and am pleased to be able to use my experience in accounting, IT and project management to assist with the ongoing development of the Victoria Hall.”
John Snell – Trustee
“I became a Trustee because for many years I have benefitted from the services provided by the Victoria Hall and it seemed an ideal opportunity to do something in return for that benefit.”
Jim Telling – Trustee
“I believe that the Victoria Hall is a valuable asset to Oakham and the Rutland community. I joined the Trustees to help continue the good work done by others in the past”
Paul Ainsley – Trustee
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Patsy Clifton – Trustee
I was born and bred in Oakham and have lived in the town for almost all of my life. I ran businesses in the town for many years and was Chairman of Oakham Chamber of Trade.
I am a life-long member of the Guide Association and was instrumental in raising the money to build the Oakham Town Guide Headquarters.
I am a Trustee of Oakham Memorial Institute and an active member of All Saints Church.
I am delighted also to be appointed Trustee for The Victoria Hall – a place central to the community of Oakham and Rutland and I want it to remain a centre for the people of Oakham and Rutland to always enjoy.
John Nowell – Trustee
Served with the RAF on Shackletons and various helicopters for 19 years. Then spent 25 years in the Middle East – bought a house in Oakham in 1983 when four of my children went to Oakham School. After flying, went into publishing and now have 40+ hardback aviation books out. Served as a Councillor on Oakham Town Council and now Hon Treasurer with Oakham Town Partnership. Looking forward to the re-development of the Town Centre where Victoria Hall is the focal point.
Tracy Halliday – Public Relations
Oakham born, my family have lived in Rutland for ever!
I joined Oakham Town Partnership in 2005 managing projects such as The Woodland Trust Community Woods at Brooke Hill and various community and Christmas events in the town. Coincidentally we were then based at Victoria Hall! I have also worked with Arts for Rutland and was Events Officer for Live@Museum. I have worked with Victoria Hall for over 8 years in public relations, marketing and social media. I’m very passionate about Victoria Hall being cared for and well used!
The Victoria Hall, 39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AH