FCN Helpline 03000 111 999

Local FCN Groups

Your local FCN Group

At present, FCN has a group of volunteers based in each of 28 counties in England and in 4 areas throughout Wales.  Wherever you live in England or Wales, our Helpline staff can put you in touch with an FCN volunteer or other local farming support group. Call the Helpline on 03000 111 999. 

For operational purposes, local volunteer groups are separated into five regions each under the guidance of a Regional Director with each local group having its own officers, led by a Co-ordinator for day to day activities.  Please see below for where FCN groups operate.

Local volunteers ‘walk with’ people as they make their way through problems and difficulties so that they don’t have to face them on their own. FCN does not provide advice but can help to guide people as they resolve their problems; with links to sources of professional advice, appropriate help can be brought in when required.

South West

Regional Director - Stephen Dennis

Cornwall – Peter Clarke  

Devon – Joanne Jones

Dorset – Nick Viney

Hampshire – Anthony Matthew

Somerset – Suzie Wilkinson

Wiltshire – Anthony Matthew


Central Counties

Regional Director - Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL

Berkshire (with Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire)  – Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL (taking referrals)

Buckinghamshire (with Berkshire & Oxfordshire) - Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL (taking referrals)

Herefordshire –  Glyn Evans (taking referrals)

Northamptonshire – Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL (taking referrals)

Oxfordshire (with Berkshire & Buckinghamshire) Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL (taking referrals)

Staffordshire -  Charles Smith (taking referrals) 

Warwickshire – Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL (taking referrals)

Worcestershire – Glyn Evans (taking referrals)



Regional Director - Richard Betton

Cheshire – Keith Ineson

Cumbria – Brian Armstrong

Lancashire – Robin Clark

Northumberland – Simon Lloyd

Yorkshire – Helen Benson


Eastern Counties

Regional Director - Keith Davis

Essex - Rosemary Alexander

Suffolk – Philip Miles

Hertfordshire – Brian Burgess (taking referrals)

Norfolk – 


South East

Regional Director - Revd Dr Mark Betson

Kent – Anthony Hyde

Surrey – Revd Dr Mark Betson (taking referrals)

Sussex – Revd Dr Mark Betson (taking referrals)



Regional Director - Revd Chris Coe

Mid Wales – Revd Richard Kirlew

Monmouthshire – Revd Chris Coe

North Wales – David Woodward

West Wales – Revd Ian Morris


Other Local Groups

Currently operating under the regional direction of Charles W Smith

Derbyshire – Graham Hinds

Leicestershire – Malcolm Harrison



FCN works in partnership with similar organisations based in other parts of the country: Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and Northern Ireland.