A close up wildflower border photo including white daisies, feverfew, poppies and cornflowers

Our team

The site is managed day to day by the Landshare manager.

The Landshare manager is ably supported by the volunteers of the Friends of Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare to maintain the site and run events.

The overseeing of the vision and direction of the site is supported by the Directors of the Community Interest Company.

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L-R - Paul Adams, Nicky Kaye, Claire Wallen, Mary Harris

Meet the Directors of JHCL CIC

Paul Adams - Chair CIC

Paul Adams

I have lived in the Bracknell Forest community for over thirty five years with my wife and four grown children who still live locally.

Having retired in 2014 I am very keen to put back into the area that has supported my family for many years. I am passionate about young people and the elderly in the community getting supported and having access to facilities that can improve health and wellbeing and give them a greater opportunity in life. In relation to the elderly community, I feel it important to involve them and make them feel valued to help combat the loneliness and isolation issues that sometimes c come along with getting old.

The Jealott's Hill Community Landshare is a fantastic project that has already proved its value. The new look Community Interest Company is just another chapter in making a real difference in the community with a continuance of the innovative and exciting horticultural project

Since retiring I have been a foster carer locally at Bracknell Forest Council and established my own children’s charity Power of Parenting ( POP ) to support the local foster children and their families. I also run my own “speak up” company Say So that is changing the way we support people in their working environment, keeping them safe.

I am a Trustee of the “Adopt A Grand Parent” ; which is another amazing initiative to support the elderly, along with being a local Winkfield Parish Councillor.

I have been a public protection advisor for the police service for five years supporting the training and development of police officers to safeguard children.

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Mary Harris

As Bracknell Town Clerk I was very involved in the start of the Landshare in 2011 and have remained a Friend since that time. As a Director I bring experience of managing a wide range of community projects from supported housing and open spaces to play areas and cemeteries! In particular I have personnel and budget management skills. Now retired I work as a volunteer for a local hospital trust and an environment group and enjoy gardening, cooking, handicrafts and learning to play the piano. 

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Claire Wallen

After a long career in Financial IT, managing multi-skilled teams across the globe and complex project deliveries, I retired in 2017 and followed my passion for horticulture in the voluntary sector.

I have been the chair of both a local environment group and a group of 15 growers at JHCL. We were the first group to adopt a plot at the Landshare in 2011. I am the administrator and an assessor for RHS Thames and Chilterns in Bloom. I love to visit inspirational gardening projects. Gardening people are always positive and lovely.

I have been actively involved in JHCL since 2011, being part of the steering group up until the site structure changed in 2023. With over 12 years of involvement with JHCL I bring continuity and lots of new ideas to take this beautiful resource forward to the next exciting chapter.

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Nicky Kaye

My main aim as Director, alongside revival of the Landshare site, is to improve the volunteer experience and encourage many more people to join us from all backgrounds and with all sorts of different talents and abilities.

I love to connect with nature and with others to bring positive change. I began volunteering at the Landshare on Saturdays in 2016 and supported the public events. I later worked with the Maidenhead MIND Team, running 6 week introductory Grow your Wellbeing sessions using a small area beside the Friends in Need plot. I took on the Friends of JHCL Chair role 3 years ago. The Landshare at Jealott's Hill is such a special place, offering a wide range of opportunities to give a little and gain a lot more. I'm so grateful for the lovely people I keep finding along the way who help me learn and keep me growing in so many ways.

After studying psychology, I spent 3 years driving a Dial-a-Ride bus, transporting elderly and disabled people in East London. Following that, I had a whole new world of experience bringing up children and managing life as a working parent.

For 20 years, I was employed by Bracknell Forest Council, working closely with others across many departments, with residents, suppliers and with other local councils.

I care deeply about the power of nature, play, nurturing, creativity, paying attention and putting ideas into action among many other things.

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