Bill Bloxsome
Bill Bloxsome
Bill is a chartered Town Planner (BA Hons, MRTPI) with over 35 years’ experience in local government. His roles have included planning, strategy and implementation in economic development, infrastructure and housing. Most recently he managed Herefordshire Council’s Conservation team, including archaeology, historic buildings and areas, landscape, biodiversity and trees.

Bill has a deep passion and understanding of rural areas and market towns. He works as a planning consultant, specialising in the support of neighbourhood planning groups, and also facilitates the Herefordshire Nature Partnership.

Ben Proctor
Ben Proctor
Ben (B.Sc (Hons) Biology, CIPR) is a communications professional specialising in the use of digital tools including social media, open data and open source tools for community empowerment. He’s worked in senior communications roles for several local authorities.

As a consultant his clients have included: The BBC, The Woodford Foundation (now SIGNAL), Shell UK, Shropshire Community Recycling Ltd, the NCS Trust and The Bulmer Foundation. He is a core member of the Standby Task Force a global humanitarian organisation that relies on social media to fulfill its mission and has been a Trustee of Sustainable Northern Ireland and Severnside Housing.