Martin Rich

Martin is an expert in community led planning, often called parish or town plans, which are often the turnkey to many actions that build and bind communities.

Village halls take up much of Martin’s time, providing advice on governance, management, building works and funding. Working with village hall committees to enhance these key facilities is a major contribution to community sustainability.

He also advises on the development and protection of sport, play and recreation facilities and is an energy advisor, helping people navigate the complexities of the energy market and dealing with intricate cases of fuel poverty. Additionally, he gives presentations on the role of DCT to parish meetings and local groups and organises our stand at Devon County Show and a number of local shows, so that we can get 'out and about', to meet the communities we help.

Martin has put together programmes for our Rural Futures Conference, giving him a chance to promote the development of rural communities and local facilities. He also helps to organise the annual visit of Dutch university students for a fieldwork fortnight but is still waiting for the invitation back!

I love Devon because…

There’s a great choice of ‘live’ beer.