Our Community Garden
Therapeutic gardening in East Sussex - helping towards a healthier body and mind
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Our Directors

James Hamilton-Andrews, CEO

James was born into a service family in 1960 and hence grew up wherever the family was posted. After leaving school he joined the Parachute Regiment and once he completed his Army career, started a successful construction business. His interests, however lay with another subject and in his 40's James went back to University gaining a Phd in History of Decorative Arts & Crafts. James has two young children, who love helping him with the community garden and is currently studying for his MSc Mental Health Recovery
James Hamilton-Andrews

Tom Serpell, Director

Tom was born in1948 and his education saw him complete an MA in Classical Studies at Oxford.
His careerpath took him to work for 2 multi-national packaging manufacturers, including marketing director and general manager roles; then Partner in a management consultancy (strategic marketing specialist). 
Currently he is Chairman, Eastbourne Excellence CIC, promoting inclusivity in Eastbourne businesses, Chair, East Hoathly Village of Sanctuary (refugee support), Treasurer, East Hoathly Village Show Soc., Founder-Director, East Hoathly and Halland Community Garden CIC.
Tom's role in the Community Garden project centres on governance and ensuring that the Community Interest Company behind it is solvent, well run, credible with funders and commissioning bodies and has the capacity and skills to fulfil its objectives.  He established CIC and banking for the company. Tom obtained our first corporate sponsor, organised community crowdfunding and obtained grant funds for upgrading plots in 2017.
Tom Serpell

Stella Mullane, Director

​​Stella qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and has always worked with vulnerable people, whether by physical, mental illness or a severe injury.
She loves her job, which is extremely rewarding.
Stella also gives talks and lecture on interesting aspects of her job and the legal issues.
She has been gardening since she was a child and it now provides time away from life's stresses and nutritious food for her family and the chickens do their bit, too!.
StellaI also enjoys water sports, in particular Stand up Paddle boarding.
She is  currently on maternity leave after having her first child Lulah. 

Julie Gosling, Director

Julie Gosling
 Julie is an SRN and a senior nurse with thirty five years of experience, specialising and working within the NHS, leading teams of multi skilled personal, offering intelligent and creative leadership.
Being proficient, showing consideration, and determination, enabling me to take care of all aspects of nursing including patients, physical, emotional, spiritual wellbeing, ensuring we treat our patients with dignity and respect.
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