Meet the Team at VPCC

Victoria Park Community Centre has a friendly and supportive team running every aspect of the centre. We appreciate their hard work and introduce them here so you can get additional support or a friendly greeting when you arrive.


Gareth Hughes our Community Centre Manager Gareth; has lived in Taunton for nearly 20 years and is married to Sarah, they have two children, a boy and a girl. Gareth has previously worked for a major restaurant chain as a deputy manager and also worked for 10 years as the Operations Manager for a Town Council near Bristol, his main interests are Rugby and Running. He is a great supporter of English rugby


Martin Rawles is the Centre’s Building Services Manager who happened to ‘spearhead’ the development of the Victoria Park Community Centre now leads a small staff team who diligently look after a wonderful facilities. Martin is married to his lovely Wife Julie and has always been an active local community member.


Brian Williams is one of two part-time Caretakers. Brian was born in Cannington and is married to our Cleaner Sally and they have four children and six grandchildren to keep them busy. When asked why he works at the centre Brian replied that he enjoys work, he’s always worked and finds it better than hobbies! “There is always something different every day here at the centre and it certainly isn’t mundane” he told us.


Catherine Spriggs has been a member of the team since June 2010 and has experience of working in an administrative role for various organisation’s. Catherine enjoys volunteering for charities and is an active member of the Marie Curie Bridgwater Fundraising Group. Catherine told us ” I enjoy working in the centre as I like meeting all types of people young and old. There is a good atmosphere and the team I work with is fantastic and we all have a great sense of humour.


Jeremy Gardner who is our IT Consultant/part-time Caretaker Bio


Clare Banwell….’otherwise known as “Bling” for my love of all things sparkly! I have been a Youth Worker for the last 7 years and I really enjoy working with young people, particularly in Bridgwater 🙂 Favourite colour; purple, I have two boys and two long eared basset hounds too.’


Val Bown … My name is Val and I have been a youth worker for 8 years. I like Wii dance but never win! How good are you?


Zak Milton – “hi I’m Zak. I’m a very laid back youth worker and I am into my rugby and the local music scene.”


Hannah Branch ….My name is Hannah, I really enjoy arts and crafts. I like bright colours and chocolate. What do you like?


Meet the Victoria Community Centre Board of Directors