Who We Are

Ponteland Community Partnership Committee



Alma Dunigan Chairman Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Frank Harrington V. Chairman Ponteland Lions, U3A
Shirley Hill Secretary Darras Hall Estate Committee
Heather Thomas Treasurer Friends of the Park



Mike Brown Ponteland Civic Society
Carl Rawlings Ponteland Town Council
Robin Ramsay Ponteland Town Council
Sheila Campbell Newcastle International Airport Consultative

Co-opted Members


Rob Anderson
 Name not known  Police Representative


Youth Activities
Constitutional Review
Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan.
Activities for all-well being
To be confirmed

Alma Dunigan
Initially came to Ponteland in the late 70’s to Northumberland Teacher Training College, located where the Police HQ is now. Later Lectured at Newcastle College and became the Schools Liaison Manager helping young students across the region. Since then I have taken an active part in the community most recently with the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Syd Cowan
Born at Stamfordham, a farmer’s son from Weardale, educated at Wolsingham Grammar School, Kings College, Newcastle and Cambridge University before working as an Agricultural Consultant. Returned to the north east in 1977 and became active within the community.

Shirley Hill
Having moved up from Hertfordshire in 1969 I have lived in the same house in Darras Hall for 46 years. I have two sons, one a lawyer and the other an actor.
I have worked for Newcastle University Medical School in Communication Skills for 25 years. I am Honorary Secretary of the PCP, a member of the Darras Hall Estate Committee and Patient Representative for Ponteland Medical Group. I love living in Ponteland with its village environment and green spaces.

Christine Greenwell
A Town Councillor in my third year, chair of highways and PCP Treasurer for ten years and Treasurer for the Pont News & Views for approx five years. A Trustee, Operations Manager, Treasurer and booking clerk for Merton Hall Recreation Centre. I am married to David, with three children, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. I love spending my spare time with them all.

Frank Harrington. MBE
A former lecturer at Kirkley Hall, I served as a local Ponteland Councillor on the former Parish and Borough Councils. I was Chairman of the Parish Council, Chairman of Castle Morpeth Borough Council’s Development Control Committee for eleven years and Mayor of the Borough in 2000/2001. I have a wide knowledge of Ponteland. I represent the Lions Club on the PCP.

George Clasper
Now retired but was a Master Decorator and worked in Ponteland in the 1960’s for Contract House.
I worked for The National Trust, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries and Lloyds Bank Group. I was also National President of the British Decorator’s Association.
I carried out work at Wallington Hall, Lindisfarne Castle, Alnwick Castle, Lumley Castle, The Waggon, Millbourne Hall and Ponteland Sports Centre amongst many others.
I have lived in Darras Hall for 26 years and witnessed many changes.

Brian Prickett
Came to the North East in 1973 to be involved with the Tyne and Wear Metro, and have been involved with the Community Partnership since its inception in October 2003. Established by Castle Morpeth Borough Council to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act 2000, and have been an officer from the start, first as Treasurer and subsequently as Chairman until this year’s A G M. 2015

Carl Rawlings
Carl has been a Ponteland Town Councillor for six years and Mayor for over a year. He believes in protecting the Green Belt and maintaining Ponteland as a good place to live. His working career was in business. Now retired, he is Vice Chair at Merton Hall, Chair of Ponteland Conservatives and a commentator at Durham cricket. He plays golf, poorly.

Robin Ramsay MBE
A Charted Engineer and has worked as a Project Manager and Consultant for 45 years home and abroad. He has been a member of the Parish Council and Town Council since 1979 and was Ponteland’s first mayor. He and his wife have lived in Ponteland since 1976 and currently have eight grandchildren.

Sheila Campbell MBE
Sheila a past Mayor of Castle Morpeth Borough Council has lived in this area for over 50 years and has always had a firm commitment to “community spirit and the needs of the community”.
Currently a member of the Newcastle International Airport Consultative Committee.