Chairman: Tim Spicer | Tim.Spicer@Hra-duxford.co.uk
I moved onto the estate in 1986, joined HRA a year later and have been a Director ever since, and chairman since 2010. For many years, I was the only Director on the Committee, although not so much changed, I did manage to ensure it continued. However, during my tenure on the HRA Committee, I have seen a great many changes, including the new roads, closure of exits and new estates surrounding Heathfield. I have also served on the Parish Council for 16 years. I continue to be motivated to help improve the estate in any way I can and remain dedicated as your Director.
Martin Johnston | Martin.Johnston@Hra-duxford.co.uk
Joined: September 2014
I have lived on the estate for 14 years (although my wife, Amanda, has lived here since the 80s) and following my early retirement in 2014 I volunteered to serve on HRA. In 2015, I took over as the secretary, mainly dealing with all administrative issues such as meeting organisation, AGMs and policy. In 2018 I handed over the secretarial role to Tina so that I could concentrate on the conveyancing work for the estate. Volunteering as director is rewarding and interesting and I know it does make a direct difference to the estate. We have a great team, with a good mix of skills, who generate some very good ideas for improving the estate. I would encourage any resident to join the Association; it’s not hard work and all we ask is a small amount of your time and enthusiasm for getting things done. Why not come along to one of our meetings, meet the team and find out more about what we do.
Geoff Creek | Geoff.Creek@Hra-duxford.co.uk
Joined: April 2010
I’ve lived on the estate for about 12 years and have been a director for the last 6 years, during which time I have seen many changes. I wanted to get involved and put something back into the community to help make it a great place to live. We meet up and discuss plans and ideas about how we can improve and secure the future of the estate. My role within the committee is more of a practical nature and we would welcome others to join the committee for new ideas to flourish.
Darren Mullett | Darren.Mullett@hra-duxford.co.uk
Joined: April 2000
I have been a resident since 2000, and along with my wife and two reasonably grown up children, thoroughly enjoy living here. I work close to home and I chose to move from within the M25 zone to the estate for it’s peaceful atmosphere. The views from the estate, and in some ways the lack of facilities, appealed to me. Nothing is more than a short distance away, by foot, by bike or by car!
I chose to join the HRA in response to a particular issue and wanted to have a say in how it was resolved. To my surprise, I stayed on afterwards as it open my eyes to the amount of work it takes to administer a site of our size and saw the opportunity to give something back. This position only takes as much time as you are prepared to give it and if you volunteer to take things on then you do it because you want to, no-one is pushing you.
I’ve seen a fair few positive changes since my appointment: new roads, new houses, a path to Thriplow, less sewage trucks and quite a number of director changes, but the direction is still the same – forward. We don’t have the demographics on the estate with retirees looking for things to do in their spare time, so we volunteer to step in to try to help. We take this on in addition to our normally hectic lives, and just for a bit of patience and understanding if you do need something sorting.
Secretary: Tina Creek | Tina.Creek@hra-duxford.co.uk
Joined December 2017
I moved to the Heathfield Estate about 17 years ago and am now a granny.
I’m married to Geoff who is also a director and I’ve taken on the role as secretary, leaving Martin free to concentrate on the role of conveyancing. I work full time, but try and find time for my varied hobbies.
Any comments on our estate are always welcome, positive or negative, as we all have a voice.