WHO WE ARE
Meet the team behind Watchet Coastal Community Team.
John retired to Watchet with wife Rachel who grew up here. An industrial technologist, he is visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, and has been a Watchet Town Councillor since 2011, and mayor from 2018. He leads WCCT finance and governance & delivered the 7 Esplanade rebuild project.
Access and Inclusion Director
I made Watchet my home 20 years ago and have contributed to many community organisations, particularly those working for inclusiveness, eg The Watchet Memorial Group, the Phoenix club and NHS-user panels. I have the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. I am a Trustee for Minehead Dementia Alliance and have full training to do that effectively.
Martin Stevens representing Watchet Boat Owners’ Association.
Retired electrical engineer, lifelong resident of Watchet and passionate about our beautiful town and its people.
Peter is a founder member of WCCT and leads the community transport programme. He is a Watchet Town councillor where he has served as mayor, as well as being a district councillor for some years. Locally he is also a trustee of the Watchet Market House Museum.
Director, Leading The Learns Project
I have lived in Watchet for ten years after previously living in various parts of the South East of England. After a career in children and family social care I now work part time as a therapist working with children and adults. I have volunteered and fundraised for a variety of national charities and local good causes over the years. A highlight was trekking with the Masaai in Tanzania and volunteering in an orphanage there.
I have been part of WCCT since July 2022, and am currectly the director leading the Learns project, helping to bring both formal and informal learning opportunities to our community in Watchet.
Donna is our community transport coordinator acting as a focal point matching volunteer drivers with those needing local transport.
This is for both the WCCT’s own vehicle the Nissan Leaf, and the wheelchair compatible EVIE owned by Watchet Town Council and operated by the partnership with Bicknoller and Sampford Brett Councils.
Ian recently joined the WCCT as a director, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a district councillor and local resident.
He has a passion for achieving the best for our local area within West Somerset.