The Barn Outdoor Pursuits Association

Woodlands Centre

Low cost, self catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed

Our Trustees, Executive Committee and Employees

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Stephen Pugh


  • Responsible for the overall operation and running of the Centre
  • The security & cleanliness of the building and maintaining its fitness for purpose
  • Ensure the rules and booking regulations and conditions are adhered to
  • Recording and monitoring of all essential services
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Eric Drinkwater


  • Chair all meetings
  • Deal directly with complaints and donations.
  • Propose budgets
  • Organizing and coordinating the associations activities
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Mick Grindy

Vice Chairperson

  • Property maintenance, fire alarm, fire extinguishers, central heating, legionella all inspections and certificates
  • Recovering costs due to damage caused by irresponsible groups
  • Complete and submit annual business rates return and Charity commission forms
  • Record regular meter readings
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Eric Drinkwater

Health & Safety Officer and Sponsorship Officer

  • Carrying out and advising Chairperson on all aspects of Health & Safety
  • Actively seeking support and sponsorship for TBOPA
  • Recruitment of new trustees
  • Grants & application for grants
  • Organisation of social events & fund raisers
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Jan Hardware


  • Receive all demands for payment
  • Payments by cheque, including Wardens salary and I R tax
  • Keep rolling record of accounts for sales and payments
  • Produce interim information for meetings
  • Produce annual summary of accounts
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Moira Taylor


  • Bookings Administration
  • Prepare & organise venue’s for meetings
  • Produce correspondence and take minutes of all meetings
  • Ensure documentation is available to all trustees before meetings
  • Check correct issues are discussed at meeting types
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Shirley Drinkwater

Local Promotions Officer

  • Responsible for managing the partnership scheme with local businesses
  • Recruit "Partner" companies in Betws-y-Coed
  • Negotiate discounts for our members
  • Promote partner businesses to our members
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James Williams

Publicity Officer

  • Marketing & advertising strategies
  • Web page hosting, design, modification & promotion
  • Production & distribution of leaflets and emails
  • Membership administration
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Terry Bayliss

Internal Auditor

  • Ensure the association is achieving its objectives as per the constitution
  • Compliance with law and charity commission regulations
  • Ensure Employment Laws are adhered to and all trustees are aware
  • Identify improvements in how the association is organised and run
  • Deter, investigate and ensure against fraud
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Amy Timmins

Procurement Officer

  • Acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible cost to meet our needs
  • Includes power, heat and light efficiency
  • Keep track of running costs against budget
About Us Woodlands is run by a charity. Find out more about us and how we a run.
Contact us.. Please contact us on 01690 710863 or by email at
Our Constitution Please read our Constitution
Latest Trustees Report Please read our latest Trustees Report
Annual General Meeting Please read the minutes from our last Annual General Meeting