Board Members

Each year residents or volunteers who help on the estate can stand to be elected onto the Warwick Ahead Community Board. The elections happen in March at the AGM.

The Board meet monthly and decide the priorities for the Warwick Ahead Community Plan and oversee the organisations/ groups who are tasked with running them. There is also a Select Committee who take responsibility for the day to day management of the project. They run a weekly Drop In session on Wednesdays at the Community Shop for anyone with any questions.

The current Warwick Ahead Community Board elected in March 2017 is:


1. Chair Person – Tony Fort
2. Vice-Chair – Hazel Richardson
3. Secretary – Natasha Wardle
4. Vice- secretary vacancy
5. Treasurer – Vacancy


Gail Merrifield
Christine Martin
Doreen Zacharow
Gill Cook
Gail Chatterton
Ruth Stead
Lynn Ward
Yvonne Haigh
Scott Jones
Angela Jordan
Beryl Kirkhamgate
Tyler Palin-Kerry
Emma Probert
Danni Whitworth
Daniel Wake
Lee Jordan
Cllr Graham Stokes

Representatives of organisations who attend the Community Board

Big Local Rep – Tony Herman
NOVA Chief Executive – Ian Cockerill
NOVA / Warwick Ahead CD Worker – Carol White
WDH Area Manager – Jo Smith
WDH Engagement Officer – Claire Secker
WDH Estate Manager – Helen Woodcock
WMDC Strategic Communities Manager Wakefield East – Alison Bird