Membership of the development trust is free and open to anyone with an interest in Seahouses and the work that we do.

Members will be invited to attend our annual general meeting to learn about progress during the year, be eligible to nominate candidates to become trustees, or stand for election as a trustee themselves.

We also encourage members to get involved with our different projects and there are currently these include our Youth Project, Community Cinema  ans Hub activity groups. These groups bring together staff, volunteers and trustees to organise and oversee work.


As both a charity and a company limited by guarantee, the development trust is managed by a Board of Trustees.

An Executive Committee of Trustees makes the substantive policy decisions. Trustees represent the following ten organisations or interest groups:

Ten members are appointed by nominating organisations, although currently only 5 have chosen to do so. Up to five further members are elected from the community and serve for a period of one year, after which they must be re-elected at the next Annual General Meeting.  Up to three Trustees can be co-opted onto the Trustee board.

Directors and Trustees

George Scott (Chairman) (Co-opted)

Mrs A.J.K. Wardropper. (Elected)

C Smithers. Nominated by The Lord Crewe’s Charity.

S Smith. Co-opted

Mrs S Hillan, Nominated by North Sunderland Parish Council.

J Hall Nominated by North Northumberland Tourist Association.

Colin Brunt (Co-opted)

David Paul (Co-opted)


If you are interested in volunteering with the Trust or joining the Board of Trustees please get in touch. Support and encouragement is available and an advice and guidance pack has been prepared for potential new Trustees.