Jan worked for North Yorkshire County Council for over 20 years, managing social work services and commissioning and leading major service redesign. She has experience of writing service specifications and assessing tender submissions, consulting staff and the public, and staff management. Since 2008, Jan has been on the committee of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery and has made several successful funding applications on their behalf.
A Chartered Civil Engineer, Peter worked in the civil engineering industry for 30 years for contractors, local government and consulting engineers, mainly in highways and infrastructure. He was born and brought up in Scarborough and has a particular interest in the built environment and the quality of public spaces. Peter is the former vice-chair of Scarborough's Urban Renaissance Town Team and is currently President of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies.
Chris is a retired Town Planner and Building Conservation Specialist with experience in both the industrial and local government sectors . For the last fifteen years or so he was Scarborough Borough Council's Building Conservation Officer. Chris has particular experience of development projects involving historic buildings and in conservation led regeneration. The adaptive re-use of historic buildings so as to ensure their future is something he's especially keen on. Chris has extensive experience on the history and development of Scarborough through his own archaeological and historical researches.
Rita is a Scarborian and has spent most of her life in the town. She trained and qualified as a primary school teacher and for many years with her husband fostered children for the local authority. Now retired she is a committee member of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery. Rita retains an interest in the terpsichorean art being a member of its oldest association the BATD.
Pam worked for the Inland Revenue as a Collector of Taxes for over 30 years as a manager dealing with staff, finance, training and the public. She has over 40 years experience as a researcher for both family and local history which includes recording gravestones in churchyards and cemeteries for the East Yorkshire Family History Society. She is the treasurer and on the committee of the Friends of Dean Rd and Manor Rd Cemetery.
Steve has a professional background in accountancy, IT and theatre and a great deal of experience organizing music festivals and sci-fi conventions in his spare time, focusing on health and safety, planning and risk assessing.