Roles of the Community Development Team
Community Development Team
Listed below are the contact details for members of Ribble Valley Borough Council Community Development Team. Please read the descriptions of peoples roles carefully so you know who best to direct your enquiry at.
Colin Winterbottom - Leisure and Sports Development ManagerColin is responsible for the management of all leisure facilities in the borough. He also manages the borough's sports development section and has a lead on the Ribble Valley Sports & Activity Alliance.
Tel: 01200 414588
Tom Bamber - Sports Development Officer
Tom is responsible for developing activity programmes and organising competitions which increase participation in sport and active recreation activity in priority sports eg. holiday programmes, with special priority towards those groups where participation is low.
He is also responsible for supporting local clubs in the form of providing support to specific sport development groups, increasing the number of qualified coaches, increase the recruitment of volunteers and developing school - club links.
He organises several school sport competitions throughout the academic year which feeds into the county finals programme.
Tel: 01200 414553
Peter Fletcher - Community Sports Facilitator
Peter is responsible for making links between teenagers and sport, highlighting the benefits and advantages. He also tries to use sport as a tool to break down barriers and tackle many issues such as juvenile nuisance, criminal damage, and anti-social behaviour.
In the role he works with all key agencies to give a partnership approach to community sport and leisure. Peter also manages the Selecta Activities Texting Service which allows young people to find out what sport and leisure opportunities there are for them in the Ribble Valley
Tel: 01200 414435
Barrie Williams - Outdoor Activity Development Officer
The scheme - developed to encourage people to build regular, moderate exercise into their daily routine, offers a range of circular walks to suit most abilities as part of a weekly 'led walk' programme.
If you have health problems that prevent you from doing demanding exercise or are currently inactive and are not sure where to start and would like some support to get you going and keep you motivated, perhaps this is the scheme for you.
Each walk is graded so that you can choose an option most suited to your current fitness levels. All the walks are free and are led by volunteer walk leaders.
To help us open up the scheme to as many people as possible, we are always looking for more volunteers - if you have a couple of hours to spare on a regular basis, why not join us, all support and help makes a difference, we can offer support and training and the opportunity to meet lots of new people and make new friends.
Tel. 01200 414484
Tracy Balko - Health and Fitness Development Officer
Tracy is responsible for the management of the Councils Health and Physical Activity projects including the 'Fitness for Life' exercise referral scheme and 'Heartwatch' cardiac rehabilitation scheme.
Tracy works in partnership with a variety of different agencies to develop and deliver accessible health related physical activity and exercise throughout Ribble Valley.
Tel: 01200 414462
Simon Walton - Healthy Lifestyles Referral Officer
Simon supports the work of the Health and Fitness Development Officer and contributes as a member of the Sport and Leisure Division.
Tel: 01200 414484
Amanda Anstey - Healthy Lifestyles Referral Officer (On Maternity Leave)
Amanda supports the work of the Health and Fitness Development Officer and contributes as a member of the Sport and Leisure Division.
Tel: 01200 414484
Sharron Whiteoak - Healthy Lifestyles Referral Officer (Maternity Leave Cover)
Sharon supports the work of the Health & Fitness Development Officer and contributes as a member of the Sport & Leisure Division.
Tel: 01200 414484