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Station House Community Connections Limited

A Charitable Community Benefit Society has been formed, capable of taking on the leasehold of the building and its development. A modern twist on a traditional model, it puts charitable objects at its heart and allows both fundraising and trading activities to ensure sustainability. It encourages community involvement through membership, develops partnerships with other organisations and reinvests any surplus.

New role for the Station House

The community benefit society model is naturally socially inclusive

Membership will strengthen attachment to the local area and the important work of sustaining its social, economic and environmental development. It will support the current trend for communities to solve their own problems:

  • Fostering new community relationships, services and activities;
  • Deepening knowledge and understanding of our local history, railway and environmental heritage;
  • Engaging with young people;
  • Increasing comfort and safety of those using the station.

It will create new opportunities to generate economic improvement

  • Promotional opportunities for rural businesses to raise their profiles amongst the local community, wider railway catchment and ‘up and down the line’;
  • Increased visitor numbers;
  • Local business engagement in community activity.

The architectural rejuvenation will reconfirm its role in defining the character of the area

  • It stands in the heart of Campsea Ashe village on the B1078, one of two B-roads connecting the 11 parish areas with the major A12 trunk road (running north/south from Great Yarmouth to London).
  • It provides a gateway to many key designated areas and historic sites. The depth and quality of information possible through multi-user touch screen technology will have a significant impact on physical and intellectual access.

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Current Trustee-Directors


Robert Webb (Secretary)

has 30 years of experience in health, social care and the voluntary sector as practitioner and business lead, trainer, academic, educationalist, and service commissioner across the East of England and London. He has chaired and led many local and regional groups focussing on health and social development projects. A Campsea Ashe resident for the past 17 years, he has a keen interest in social and local history.


Jenny Labbett

Jenny’s career spans the voluntary, public and private sectors. She ran the information retrieval service for the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux for some years. She then worked in several London boroughs and became an IT project manager, before setting up her own training consultancy 20 years ago. Whilst still offering IT training and support for small and large companies throughout the UK, she now specialises in personal and professional development training, with a particular interest in women planning to return to work after a career break.


Maggie Singleton

Maggie recently retired from a public service career in accounting and social care. She moved from HM Customs and Excise and the Building Societies Commission (now FCA), into managing local authority contractual relationships with both independent and third sector organisations and managing quality control for Adult Social Care. She now plays an active part in her local village affairs and has taken her lifelong interest in walking and the outdoors into volunteering activities, helping people to get back to fitness following illness or periods of inactivity. She was born and raised in East Suffolk and has been volunteering with SHCC on fundraising and the development of the Station House café.


Aaron Taffera

Aaron has a background in radio and television broadcasting that spans 30 years. At 17 he served as volunteer presenter for a radio reading service for the blind. A decade on he built a radio station to serve a rural portion of northern Pennsylvania USA. Having roots on both side of the Atlantic he returned to Suffolk where half his family resides. Aaron began publishing the East Suffolk Line website in 2005 and joined the Community Rail Partnership (CRP) in 2009. Four years later Aaron became the adopter at Melton Station. He eventually took on the chairmanship of the Line Group that covers the stations between Darsham and Woodbridge, and in November 2014 he was elected Chairman of the East Suffolk Lines CRP.

Peter Marett (co–opted)


Station House Project Manager


Rosamund Webb

has a background in arts administration and management for a major London arts council funded contemporary dance company, and community dance agency in Suffolk. Projects have ranged from smaller education and community initiatives and residencies, to large-scale national and international touring programmes, conferences and retreats. She later moved into the voluntary sector to develop the fundraising campaign and treasurer’s role for a new group of families championing the needs of children with Down syndrome.


This project would not be possible without the help of many who generously contribute time, skills and experience whenever they can. If you would like to offer help in any way please contact

Founder Trustee-Directors

Steve Mitchell, Robert Webb, Rosamund Webb

Founder Volunteers

Michael Ball; Sally & Richard Brown; Anne & Nigel Crisp; Maxine & Mick Harrow; Linda Main; Georgina Proctor; Steve Mitchell; Rosamund & Robert Webb; Nathan Willis

Design and Build by Propeller Design Ltd
Station House Community Connections Ltd. Is a registered society No. 32095R under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and accepted as a charity by HMRC.
Registered address and correspondence: Bucks Head Cottage, Marlesford Road, Campsea Ashe, Suffolk IP13 0QG