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The Board of Stow CLT is made up of people who are committed to the ideals of Community Land Trusts and give up their time as volunteers to promote the interests of Stow CLT, in order to provide truly affordable housing.

Ben Eddolls (Chairman and Co-founder)

Ben has lived in Stow for 33 years and has over 40 years’ experience running a Cotswold-based building company. Ben is a former Mayor and current Councillor on Stow-on-the-Wold Town Council with special responsibility for planning, traffic and parking, and has a passion to ensure that homes are available for the people who will build Stow’s future.

Moyra McGhie (Deputy Chairman)

Moyra has lived in Upper Swell for 21 years. Over the years, Moyra has been involved in TV commercial production, advertising and copywriting, as well as design, architectural conservation and historic racing cars.  Moyra is now a devoted classical music composer. 

Moyra joined Stow CLT during its formation, following her active participation in Conservation and Government Planning Legislation consultations, past and present. 

David Germaney (Secretary and Treasurer)

David has lived in Stow since 2015. He is formerly a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and also has a degree in computing and law.

David is the Treasurer of the Stow Civic Society and is involved in Community Speed Watch and Adult Literacy.

He was pleased to be invited to join the Board of Stow CLT in 2018.

Helen Middleton-Price (Board Member)

Helen is a retired biomedical scientist who has lived in Stow since 2019. Her work concentrated on the diagnosis of serious genetic conditions and – most recently – running a Department of Health-funded initiative in Manchester aimed at introducing genomics into mainstream medicine. Outside work, she is interested in various human rights-related issues, most particularly in organisations supporting people around the world under threat from the death penalty.

John Holmes (Board Member)

John moved to Gloucestershire over 40 years ago and has lived in Stow-on-the-Wold since 2016. In his working life he managed R&D programmes addressing energy and environment issues, and in recent years led the Smart Villages Initiative supporting the development of rural communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As well as the Community Land Trust, he is actively involved in the Stow Civic Society and the Speed-watch group.

Nigel Surman (Board Member

Details to follow

Liam Ratcliffe (Board Member)

Liam was born in Stow-on-the-Wold and has lived in Stow and the surrounding villages for the past 15 years, moving back to Stow-on-the-Wold in 2017. Liam has worked in Stow News and Post Office since 2014. Outside work, Liam has an interest in motorsport, and has a passion to ensure that we get affordable homes in Stow to secure for future generations.

Tim Carter (Consultant Architect)

Tim and his young family have lived in Stow-on-the-Wold since 2016 and in 2022 co-founded Habitat+ Architects whose ethos is to add exceptional value through carefully crafted, creatively sustainable design.  Tim is a competitive runner who has competed for Gloucestershire, an active member of the Bourton Roadrunners running club and organises the Bourton Hilly Half + Fun Run.

Steve Watson (Technical Adviser to Community Led Housing projects)

Steve worked in the housing association sector for 22 years, leading projects across the East Midlands. This work included many community-centred housing projects around the UK and abroad. He later joined the Executive Management teams of several housing associations.

In 2010 Steve became a Director of Middlemarch Community Led Housing CIC and leads the Community Land Trust work; his background in housing enables him to give in-depth technical advice for communities, local authorities and housing associations that work with CLTs. Steve is a keen runner but aggravated an old leg break in 2018. Over the next four years he had cutting-edge treatment at Bristol Royal Infirmary where new leg bone was grown to replace the old. He’s running again now. 

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