Alan Eldridge - Alan studied architecture before becoming a cabinet maker. He established his furniture-making business 29 years ago and now employs 14 people in Colwall. Alan has lived with his family in Cradley since 2000.


Wynne Harries - Wynne was raised in a tight-knit village in South Wales and following a career as a music teacher and organiser, moved to Cradley in 2007. He retains his passion for music and contributes to local music events both as a performer and teacher.


Sarah Herriot - Sarah has lived in Cradley since 1988 and worked as one of the village GPs until her retirement in 2014.


Tracey Iwanczuk - Tracey lived in California for 20 years before moving to Cradley in 2010. She is retired but keeps busy supporting a wide range of individuals, groups and businesses within the community.


Michael Plant - Michael is married with two young children who both attend the village school. After 26 years’ service he retired from the Royal Air Force relocating to Cradley for the beautiful location and thriving village community. He is a keen environmentalist who also enjoys gardening, mountain biking and hill walking.


Holly Welford - Holly was born and raised in Cradley. She is currently studying to become a qualified accountant with KPMG and living in Bristol. She makes it home most weekends to visit family and friends.


Kevin Welford - Kevin studied for a PhD at Exeter University and in 1987 moved to the area to continue physics research at RSRE in Malvern. He moved to Cradley with his family in 1997 and over the years has migrated his career into systems engineering and business change management. 


Are you interested in helping with the proposed Heart of the Village project?

Please contact us if you would like to join one of the working groups we’re setting up to progress the project:

  1. Facilities
  2. Staffing/Volunteers
  3. Grants/Funding
  4. Communications

We're also looking for people to help with one-off jobs, eg. delivering flyers, putting up posters, landscaping work.

Whatever you think you could help with or are interested in please let us know - we're sure we can find a role for you.

  • Update Thursday 28th December 2017

    Our planning application was due to be discussed at the Planning and Regulatory Committee on Wednesday 17th January 2018. It was with great disappointment that we have received an email from...

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  • Statement to the Parish Council Thursday 10th August 2017

    On the evening of Tuesday 8th August, Cradley Parish Council discussed the revised plans for the Heart of the Village project. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting to give their support...

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  • Planning Application Wednesday 28th June 2017

    We have finally managed to get all our updates in for planning. We updated our wildlife survey on Morgans field and we were very excited to have found evidence of otter passing through. We found no...

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  • New Year Update Friday 27th January 2017

    Our planning application is still with Hereford. We are waiting for input from the Highways Department before we finalise the revisions to our application. We have been asked about the status of our...

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