Meet the Committee

We all do a bit of everything, but hopefully this helps to show you some of our focus area. As you can see, we are relatively normal. If you’d like to join us, please take a look at the Get Involved page.

Lou Buckley


I’m Lou, I’m the Chair of Minch Life.  My family moved here in 2006, and have lived in and around the town ever since.



I’m Adrian, I have been Treasurer of the Minchinhampton Country Fayre since 2011, and I am now the Treasurer for Minch Life.

Karen Colebourn

Secretary & Virtual Open Gardens Coordinator

I have lived on a little farm on the edge of Minchinhampton for more than 16 years – with my husband Phil, Schnauzer Minnie and a herd of Dexters. They all, in different ways, wildly enjoy the very special environment of Minchinhampton.


Deputy Secretary & Newsletter Editor

I moved to Minchinhampton seventeen years ago with my husband Nigel. We started Minchinhampton Life with a few others in January 2018 in the hope of linking all the existing groups, clubs, charities and businesses. 


Newsletter Editor

I moved to Minchinhampton in 2014 and helped Anne set up the original Minchinhampton Life website in 2018. I’m involved with routine website moderation and the production of newsletters.

Cherry Land

Social Media

I’m Cherry and we’ve lived in Minch since 2008. Both our girls went to school in Minch and when they left, I set up the Minch Life Facebook page as a way of staying in touch with everyone in the community. 

Sheryl Hobbs-Canning

Governance Coordinator

I moved to Minchinhampton in 2019 and since then have enjoyed getting to know the community and discovering all the area has to offer.

Lyndsey Fair

Made by Minch Coordinator

I was so warmly welcomed by everyone in Minchinhampton when I moved here in 2016 that I wanted to find an opportunity to give back to the community who made me feel so at home by joining Minch Life in 2019.

Lorraine Smith

Social Media

I grew up near Stroud and having moved to Minch four years ago with my husband and two children I wanted to find a way to contribute to the amazing community up here on the hill.

Leigh Elliot

Virtual Open Gardens Coordinator

Andrew Lane

Committee Member

I’m Andrew, and my wife Judy and I moved to our bungalow in Minchinhampton in 2013 (a suitable home for the future!) from Rodborough Common.  We are both involved in various aspects of local life and live near to two out of eight grandchildren and their parents, which compensates for the others all living much further away.


Committee Member

We moved to Minchinhampton seventeen years ago. In 2018 we started Minchinhampton Life with a view to restoring the Fayre to the local calendar and producing a residents newsletter.