- Acting Chairman
- Harvey Tordoff – 01730 815238
Magazine editor and first point of contact for social media
Harvey moved to the Midhurst area about 20 years ago, having previously lived in Yorkshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Cumbria – and Jamaica. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then moved into financial management before specialising in corporate strategy and acquisitions, putting deals together on four continents. After taking time out to live in the Lake District, where he wrote a book, he volunteered as a director of a windfarm co-operative, and soon found himself once again negotiating and managing multi-million-pound deals – this time, for the construction of wind farms. Retiring (again) at 60, Harvey and his wife Sue celebrated by travelling round the world, and then settled into life on a thirty-acre estate in Rogate where there was always a hedge to cut, or a fallen tree to clear. Now he can be found in the not-so-quiet backwater that is The Midhurst Society.
- Nick Cansfield - 07789 284568
(appointed November 2021)
Nick is a newcomer to the Midhurst area, having moved into Stedham with his wife and two grown up sons at the beginning of 2021. After 26 years with ICI, Zeneca and Syngenta working from a number of different sites, including Fernhurst, Nick spent the last ten years of his working life as Head of Reward and Pensions with the Insurance company Ageas. Nick decided that working life was getting in the way of his hobbies and took early retirement to spend more time playing golf, taking photographs, following Aldershot Town FC and writing niche books that are unlikely to be of interest to anyone.
- Membership Secretary
- Dawn Cansfield - 01730 810939
(appointed July 2021)
Dawn grew up in Midhurst and has recently moved to Stedham after stints in Surrey, Kent, Berkshire and Hampshire with her husband and now grown-up twin sons. She worked in Human Resources in the corporate and healthcare sectors before discovering Archaeology and embarking on a higher education journey, culminating in a PhD in prehistoric mortuary practice - and a handshake from Alan Titchmarsh at the graduation ceremony. Currently a visiting research fellow at the University of Winchester, Dawn is also the Landscape Editor for the Hampshire Field Club's newsletter, and handles the Midhurst Society membership admin and Instagram account. She is also a keen dog walker and wildlife photographer.
- Planning Officer
Keith Tregunna - 07376 088744
Keith and his wife Rose have lived in the Midhurst area for nearly 40 years. Their children went to school in Midhurst and now so do some of their grandchildren. Prior to retiring 3 years ago he worked in the construction industry for 50 years providing commercial management, delay and programme management expertise to all types of projects in the UK and in various locations around the world. Whilst living in Trotton he became a Parish Councillor taking an interest in and advising the Parish Council in regard to Planning matters. Since moving into Midhurst he joined the Midhurst Society and became its Planning Officer addressing and commenting on Planning issues and applications. In recent years Midhurst and adjacent parishes have been the subject of numerous Planning Applications for sites with significant numbers of residential units. All of which have been considered and commented on by The Midhurst Society. Given the number of homes for which Planning Applications are being submitted, vigilance, investigation and comment within the Midhurst and SDNP area will continue to be of importance.
- Programme Secretary
- Tina Litchfield - 01730 816542
(appointed November 2021)
Tina was born and raised in a large happy family in Michigan in the USA. Her first husband was a fellow art student. Being adventurous, they left their studies and emigrated to Europe in 1969. They settled in Haslemere where they brought up their two sons. But in the early 1990’s she found herself on her own. The family house was sold and she came to live in Midhurst.
Tina published two books on patchwork and on the strength of that, she opened a little quilt shop in West Street. After a while she sold the business and worked for a few years as a secretary before meeting Gavin. The Litchfields enjoy a wonderful retirement. They both enjoy choral singing, countryside walks, gardening, and travel. Tina wrote and self-published ‘Easebourne Village Vignettes’ in 2011. She is editor of Easebourne United magazine and is active on several local committees, including that of The Midhurst Society.
- Projects Manager
- Karen Richardson - 01730 601794
(appointed July 2021)
I grew up in Headley Down and moved to London where I trained as a Nurse.
After living in Hong Kong for some years, my husband and I came back to the UK where I nursed and then moved into Social Work. We then moved to France for nine years where we renovated a property, adopted dogs, kept hens and kept busy with land maintenance. I helped with events in the community, and with charities supporting animal welfare and people with cancer.
Returning to the UK from France in 2016, friends lent me a house in Midhurst and I thought what a wonderful town to live in, I'll settle here and that's what I did.
Amongst other activities, I enjoy walking with my three rescue dogs and gardening.
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