Meet The Committee

Ruth Basden - Chair

I became more involved with Frodsham Transition Initiative in 2019 when the state of the planet was highlighted by people and events. The Earth is our common home and we must act urgently, making changes so that we live sustainably on this beautiful, but finite planet. I am a mother and grandmother and a (mostly retired) teacher of English and R.E.

Chris Cleaver - Treasurer

I joined FTI 6 years ago to help do something to fight climate change on a personal level and to influence others. It is obvious what we should do but very difficult without giving up lots of conveniences and pleasures we have grown used to. An easy step was to give up air travel, reducing driving is difficult, reducing meat consumption is difficult. I am trying to insulate my home to a high standard so renewable electric heating will not be too expensive. And wondering how we change society to appreciate a low carbon lifestyle

Christine Webber

I joined the group not long after Allan formed it, knowing we needed to take

measures to address the climate emergency and with an interest in community wellbeing. I have a background in Ecology, practical nature conservation and education and am interested in community wellbeing. I helped develop Frodsham Sings into a thriving community choir and like to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as promoting our natural community assets such as community woodlands and orchards.

Alan Arthur

I started a Transition Initiative in Kingsley in 2009 and then in Frodsham in 2012. Various projects developed in Frodsham including a Children's garden, Community orchards and Frodsham Sings. I am a believer in strong community activity because of the climate emergency but also because of the 'l' culture not 'We', misuse of social media, family dislocation, loneliness etc.

Sherry Zaman

I am a doctor in the NHS. I am concerned about the climate as I see the climate crisis as the biggest public health crisis of our time. Although we are highly likely to overshoot the 1.5 degree target, every fraction of a degree over 1.5 degrees will have a big public health every action counts!

Jon Curry - Communications Lead

I've been involved in Climate Action Frodsham for a little over a year now. I originally got involved as a way to engage with my local community on issues around climate change and biodiversity. My favourite part of my work is developing projects that benefit the local community, while at the same time addressing broader goals to reduce emissions and build a more hopeful future!

Elaine Meskhi

I originally joined CAF as a guest with some ideas for initiatives and a desire to do more for and in the community I live in. In my day job I am a sustainable transport and energy consultant working with various organisations to support the transition to net zero. In my spare time I also love speaking to pupils, teachers and any other groups about the future of clean transport and energy and finding out ways I can reduce my impact on the planet.

Edd Smith

I’m a recent graduate who specialises in environmental economics. My areas of interest are natural capital, soil biodiversity and agri-environmental schemes. I’m really excited to work with Climate Action Frodsham because it’s a great opportunity to interact and engage with issues faced in the local area, while helping to build a sense of community around environmental matters.