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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


Cornwall – Chris Batt 

Devon – Colin Smallacombe

Dorset – Nick Viney

Somerset – Suzie Wilkinson

Wiltshire – Anthony Matthew

Central Counties

Regional Director - Revd Canon Glyn Evans DL


Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire (BOB) - Glyn Evans (taking referrals)

Herefordshire –  Glyn Evans (taking referrals)

Northamptonshire – Lyn Kemsley

Staffordshire – Jeremy Lowe

Warwickshire – Nicholas Bond

Worcestershire – Margaret Herbert


Regional Director - Richard Betton


Cheshire – Sharon Mayer

Cumbria – Nancy Tweddell / Ian Powley

Lancashire – Marian Rigby

Northumberland – Simon Lloyd

Yorkshire – Helen Benson


Regional Director - Philip Wilson


Essex, Norfolk & Suffolk – Philip Miles

Hertfordshire – Brian Burgess

South East

Regional Director - Revd Dr Mark Betson


Hampshire – Anthony Matthew

Kent – Mark Betson (taking referrals)

Surrey & Sussex – John Simpson


Regional Director - David Williams


Ceredigion & West Wales – Revd Dr Ian Morris

Mid Wales – Pat Borland

Monmouthshire – David Williams (taking referrals)

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

Other Local Groups

Currently operating under the regional direction of Charles W Smith


Derbyshire – Graham Hinds

Leicestershire – Charles Smith (taking referrals)

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