FCN Helpline 03000 111 999

Local FCN Groups

Your local FCN Group

At present, FCN has 33 volunteer county groups based throughout England and 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 six 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

Co-ordinators:

Cornwall – Peter Clarke  

Devon – Colin Smallacombe (taking referrals)

Dorset – Nick Viney

Somerset – Suzie Wilkinson

Wiltshire – Anthony Matthew

Central Counties

Regional Director - Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL

Co-ordinators:

Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire (BOB) - Tina Hirons

Herefordshire –  Glyn Evans (taking referrals)

Northamptonshire – Allyson Bottrill (taking referrals)

Staffordshire – Jeremy Lowe

Warwickshire – Nicholas Bond

Worcestershire – Margaret Herbert

North

Regional Director - Richard Betton

Co-ordinators:

Cheshire – Sharon Mayer

Cumbria – Elizabeth Gough

Lancashire – Stella Clarke

Northumberland – Simon Lloyd

Yorkshire – Helen Benson

East

Regional Director - Keith Davis

Co-ordinators:

Essex – Rosemary Alexander

Hertfordshire – Brian Burgess

Norfolk & Suffolk – Philip Miles

South East

Regional Director - Revd Dr Mark Betson

Co-ordinators:

Hampshire – Anthony Matthew

Kent – Anthony Hyde

Surrey & Sussex – John Simpson

Wales

Regional Director - David Williams

Co-ordinators:

Mid Wales – Patricia Borland

Monmouthshire – David Williams (taking referrals)

North Wales – Mair Ansell / Janet Killow (joint co-ordinators)

West Wales – Revd Dr Ian Morris

Other Local Groups

Currently operating under the regional direction of Charles W Smith

Co-ordinators:

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.