Management Board: Following our AGM in October 2018 we currently have a management board of five trustees: Patrick Coghlan (Chair), Laurence Coates (Secretary), David Wildgoose (Treasurer / Finance Manager), Chris Brown (Vice chair, and events lead), RIchard Brown (member). Our operations manager is Ann Hartley.
Here are a handful of our volunteers. (If you’re not here and you’d like to be, send us a photo and quick bio. We’d be happy to add you!)
My interests include local and family history and I’m Vice Chair of Greenhill Neighbourhood Watch, as well as a cyclist and gym user ! My taste in books includes Sporting biographies and local history. I volunteer with the Monday afternoon Homework Club and am a member of Tony Parker’s building maintenance team.
My interests include local and family history; I’m Treasurer and trustee of a local environment group. I’m a gym user and a compulsive fiction reader, focusing on historical novels. I am also a Cleaning Coordinator with the library volunteers.
| Chris Brown (Vice Chair and events lead)
I’m mostly retired now but have worked for many years writing and presenting IT training courses. I enjoy swimming, gardening (entirely under my wife’s supervision!) and music — mostly classical. I enjoy reading humorous fiction — Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, Alan Coren … I’m responsible for the library’s web site and am the lead for our newsletter and events management teams.
| Patrick Coghlan
Patrick is a retired Anglican Vicar, and chairman of the Friends of Greenhill Library.
| Margaret Davis (fundraising lead)
I first became involved with the libraries when we were campaigning to stop the closures. Sadly it became either a volunteer group to take over or see our library boarded up, so taking over was the lesser of two unsatisfactory outcomes. It has been heartening to see so many people coming forward to help. Although I have been more involved in the backroom necessities such as obtaining charity status and discussions about the lease, I have greatly enjoyed being on the desk in the library, meeting volunteers and the public.
I’ve lived with Liz in Greenhill since 1973. I retired from the S. Yorks Probation Service in 1997, then worked part-time on the local Primary Care Trust Board and was chair, then treasurer of Sharrow Citizens Advice and until Nov. 2014 of the new Sheffield Citizens Advice & Law Centre. I enjoy growing fruit & veg, choral singing and U3A walks. Laurence is our secretary.
I retired from teaching Statistics at Sheffield Hallam University in 2002. I enjoy the many walks that living in Greenhill gives access to. I also sing in a choir, play the clarinet (not very well now!), like talking with people and going to concerts at the Crucible with my husband Laurence
I moved to Greenhill 10 years ago from Rotherham and I love living here. When I heard about the project to keep the library open I felt I wanted to be involved in doing something for the community – it’s such an important asset to have a local library