Our vision sees the centre at the heart of our community providing a sustainable, secure, culturally diverse and accessible space that is valued and supported by the people of Easton and the surrounding area.
Iris Partridge, Executive Officer
Iris has been in her post of executive officer since the beginning of July 2017. This means that she assists the board of trustees of ECC in longer term planning for the centre, manages the staff team and works closely with ECC members, tenants and other centre users on growing ECC as a community facility.
Before arriving at ECC, Iris was working as a social enterprise business consultant and worked as the chief executive of Re:work in Knowle West for nearly 10 years.
In addition, Iris is also a director of Bristol Fish Project, an urban agriculture and technology aquaponics project (see www.bristolfish.org).
Although Iris now lives in Brislington, she lived in in Easton for a few years some time ago and played an active part in organising street parties in Easton and other parts of Bristol as part of her involvement with StreetsAlive! at the time.
Julien Weston, Centre Finance Officer
Julian is Bristol born and bred, with a 20+ year career with British Rail followed by a 4 year spell as landlord of Easton’s famous Chelsea Inn and then life as a systems / finance / business consultant. Julian is a diesel locomotive & electronics engineer in rare periods of spare time and treasurer of Bristol Wireless & D&EPG Ltd. Julian came to ECC in 2014 just to sort out the phones and still here!
Sara Leyshon, Centre Assistant
Sara is another Bristolian born and bred, attending local schools and working locally all her life. Her and her husband brought up their two kids here and now spend their spare time helping look after her three grand kids. Sara has worked at the centre for four years, before that she worked at the East Bristol Advice Service Centre. She is passionate about the local community and bringing people together, you will always find Sara with a smile on her face and ready to help!
Rae Pears, Centre Assistant
Rae grew up in a small town in Devon before moving to Bristol 13 years ago. Having lived in different areas of the city she fell in love with Easton and moved here 7 years ago with her husband, three children and dog. They run a local bike maintenance business and Rae has worked at ECC for over two years now. She is passionate about community, has trained as a youth worker and spends her spare time volunteering with other local organisations.
Sam Smith, Caretaker and Centre Assistant
Sam was brought up in Easton, he moved about a bit but now lives in Easton with his partner with child no 8 due September 2017! Sam is also Grandad to 2 kids, one boy and one girl… Sam works hard to keep the centre fresh and clean, and you’ll find it hard to find anyone in Easton who doesn’t know who Sam is! A true Eastonian!
- Julia Thomas, Chair
- Maddy Collins
- Tom Pyne
- Damon Rand
- Maddy Collins
- Patrick Winch
- Robyn Boden
- Anna McMullen
Anyone who lives or works in the area and agrees with the aims of the Centre can become a member of the company.
To find out more about membership click here.
You can download a membership form here.