CONTACT 01692 598691 or 01692 598432 secretary@hicklingbarn.com NR12 0YU

Hickling Barn Trustees

The present team of trustees was selected at the 2019 annual general meeting of the Hickling Playing Field or Recreation Ground Charity. Four of them (Nick Baker, Richard Booton, Claire Madden and Harry Purnell) stood for elected positions and were returned unopposed. Six have been nominated by local groups or organisations (Brian Butcher – Phoenix Trust, Louise Chicken– Football Club, Harvey Gibbons - Methodist Chapel,  Gemma Scarborough – Hickling Parish Council, Chris Watkins – Hickling Snooker Club, Julie Wones – Hickling School). Two trustees were co-opted at a meeting of the trustees on October 21, 2019. They are: Shirley Sainsbury and Viv Tallowin. Two other trustees, Maggie Prettyman and Robin Slatter were co-opted at the trustees' meeting on November 25. The trustee positions for Hickling Parish Council (co- opted) and St Mary’s Church (nominated) remain vacant.

Current Charity Trustees

Nick Baker

Richard Booton

Brian Butcher

Louise Chicken

Harvey Gibbons

Claire Madden

Maggie Prettyman

Harry Purnell

Shirley Sainsbury

Gemma Scarborough

Robin Slatter

Viv Tallowin

Chris Watkins

Julie Wones

Complaints Procedure

The trustees of the HPFRGC always endeavour to follow the charity’s objects to ensure the best outcomes for the beneficiaries of the charity - namely the parishioners of, and visitors to, Hickling in North Norfolk.

The trustees are committed to providing services that reflect the needs and diversity of the community the charity serves, and to do so in a way that is open and consultative.

If you have a complaint please tell us about it so that we can consider it, take appropriate action and improve our service.

A complaint is difficult to deal with unless it is reported speedily so we will not normally consider complaints about something that happened more than five working days ago.

First, it is best to talk about your concern to a trustee.  A contact list of trustees is available from our chairman Nick Baker (address below). 

If following the informal route you wish to make a formal complaint you should do so to:

Nick Baker

Chairman HPFRGC

c/o Briarley Lodge

Stubb Road,


NR12 0BN


1. All formal complaints will be reported to the trustees at their next meeting

2. The chairman will acknowledge the complaint by letter within five days of that meeting

3. Detail of how the complaint will be investigated and timescales will also be recorded in the letter

4. A response to the complaint will be provided after the next trustee meeting, or within 30 days whichever is the sooner

5. If the complainant remains unhappy with the outcome of their complaint, a suitable independent third party will be appointed by the trustees to review the complaint and its outcome