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The Board

This page contains short biographies of each of Hythe Forward’s Board Members.


Richard Bailey, Chairman 
A Chartered Surveyor managing inward investment as well as enterprise centres for Essex County Council, director of Tendring Enterprise Agency, chair of The Mercury Theatre Colchester and partner in a commercial property business. Over ten years of experience helping regeneration in the Hythe area.


Alistair Heron, Secretary 
Alistair is proud to have been involved with Hythe Forward from the outset, coming up with the concept of the first community land trust in Essex and pitching to Colchester Borough Council for the initial funding to help make it happen. Alistair’s background is in PR/communications, bid writing and funding development.


Belinda Baker 


Anita Hawkins, Vice Chair, 
Anita has been involved in projects in the Hythe since 2002 after a career as a military accountant. Operations and finance manager at Emmaus Colchester since 2009 and is one of the original board members of Hythe Forward.


Lee Melin




Dr Lee Jaschok, 
Lee has been involved in the Hythe area for over 30 years He has businesses that Include Logistics,safety equipment,Hospital services and Funerals.Lee was on the FTA Transport committee that reported direct to government, and still works as a part time consultant . Lee is keen to see the area achieve its full potential not only for business but for the local residents as well.


Jo Clarke


Ron McAndrew