The Town Council employs a small team of ground staff which carry out a range of horticultural and general duties in parks, play areas, and other open spaces in and around the town. Their duties include grass cutting in all cemeteries, Slepe Hall Field, Warner’s Park and the Waits, maintenance of the flowerbeds, hanging and barrier baskets in and around the town, hedge trimming and some tree maintenance work. They are also called on regularly to carry out general maintenance on properties owned by the council as well as painting and other repairs to street furniture.
Finally, they do a superb job in fetching and carrying for all civic and mayoral charity events as well as manning road closures and flag flying.
Our team is led by Roger Warboys
, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
who joined the Council in 2004 as a part time member of the team. In 2007 he took on the full time role of Ground Maintenance Supervisor.
joined the team again in 2011 having originally started in 2004 with Roger. He spend a short while working for another local council before deciding the St Ives was ‘the place to be’.
The youngest member of the team is Robert Hartop
. Robert joined in a temporary position straight from school in 2008 as a temporary member of the team and was appointed to the team on a permanent basis from 2010.
The most recent member of the team is Kevin Jepson. Kevin joined the team in August 2022 after working 28 years in the printing industry at a local Cambridgeshire company. He is a local resident and lives in St Ives with his family.
Norris Museum Team
Museum Director - Claire Hardy
Claire is responsible for the day to day running of the museum. Looking after and supporting our staff and managing our team of fantastic volunteers.
Deputy Director - Rachel Walmsley
Our Deputy Director is responsible for looking after the collection and co-ordinating our programme of exhibitions, walks and talks.
Learning and Outreach Officer - Hannah Vandridge
The Norris Museum’s Learning and Outreach Officer is
responsible for developing and delivering the museum’s learning
These range from historical talks and town tours to sessions with schoolchildren, which allow them to get hands-on with museum artefacts and explore aspects of our local history.
Also included in the Learning remit are the family event days, which take place throughout the year, the museum club for 3 to 6 year olds, and family craft workshops.
As part of all these things, the Learning and Outreach Officer oversees teams of volunteers who help plan and resource, as well as deliver in order to enable the museum to meet the increasing interest in all that The Norris has to offer.
Hannah is also the current chair of the Cambridgeshire Heritage Engagement Group.
Community Officer – Susan Bate
Susan has been with the Norris Museum since July 2018, the main part of the Community Officer role is to take the museum collection out into the community and to bring the community into the museum.
This role encompasses, applying for small grants, maintaining the community room bookings, delivering memory / object sessions in the community where different groups get the opportunity to interact with museum objects, engage with harder to reach audiences using various different methods, and working in partnership with external organisations on projects that the museum delivers in the community or at the museum.
Front of House - Lesley Ackroyd, Richard Carter & Mick Napier
The front of house team at the museum welcome visitors to the museum, support researchers with enquiries and are your first port of call when getting in touch with us.