Team

France-Leigh Hadrysiak

Name: France-Leigh Hadrysiak. Role: Creative Consultant. Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? Anywhere in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There’s something about the light, the colours, the air …. Who, what or where inspires you? You don’t have to look far to find inspiring people and…

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Richard Dowson

Name? Richard Dowson Role? Placemaking creative consultant. I work on strengthening the connection between people and spaces within the Lakes and Dales. Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? Coniston Water, I love the beauty of the lake and surrounding villages. What’s your ideal day? I used to be a…

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Shaun and Beth Nixon

GPLD has a number of experts working with us to help boost the appeal of our area for younger people. Shaun and Beth Nixon, of Craven Digital, are our techie gurus, our connections creatives who look after issues from broadband to websites. We caught up with Shaun to hear their story… Shaun Nixon decided to…

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David Smurthwaite

David Smurthwaite

Name: David Smurthwaite Role? Strategic manager for planning and regeneration at Craven District Council. I am the chairman of the GPLD creative board. Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? Skipton, especially on a lovely evening. Who, what or where inspires you? I am a regular Glastonbury goer and I…

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Manon Keir

Manon Keir

Name: Manon Keir Role? Programme support officer. I am behind the scenes, making sure everything ticks along and I am the first point of contact for people getting in touch with the project. Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? My garden! We have only been in our house since…

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Lindsey Hebden

Name? Lindsey Hebden Role? Programme Manager, I strategically manage and direct the delivery of the Great Place Lakes and Dales Programme. Where is your Great Place within the Lakes and Dales and why? My family (past and present) who live here, they are my home. Who, what or where inspires you? My husband; he makes…

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