Our Team

Tim Pitt

Trust Manager

Tim has a BEng in Civil Engineering from Coventry University and an MSc in Integrated Water Resource Management from McGill University in Montreal. He spent many years working as an engineer and in humanitarian aid. Tim also worked for 3 ½ years with the national level Rivers Trust, prior to joining Lune Rivers Trust in April 2020. Tim is responsible for overall management of Lune Rivers Trust, as well as running the Natural Flood Management and Skerton Weir projects.

Tim Pitt

Trust Manager

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Trust Manager

Louisa Blundell

Project Manager & Living Lune Partnership Officer

Louisa joined the Lune Rivers Trust in 2013 following a career in sales & project management. Since then she has overseen a wide variety of projects for the Trust, including hosting the Living Lune Catchment Partnership. Currently she manages the Greggs Urban Regeneration project, the Slow the Flow projects, and continues to host the Living Lune Catchment Partnership.

Louisa Blundell

Project Manager & Living Lune Partnership Officer

Louisa joined the Lune Rivers Trust in 2013 following a career in sales & project management. Since then she has overseen a wide variety of projects for the Trust, including hosting the Living Lune Catchment Partnership. Currently she manages the Greggs Urban Regeneration project, the Slow the Flow projects, and continues to host the Living Lune Catchment Partnership.

Project Manager & Living Lune Partnership Officer

Jemma Wilson

Farm Advisor/ Project Officer

Jemma graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019 with a BSc in Biology. She then spent a year working as a Field Scientist with aquatic consultancy firm APEM, prior to joining Lune Rivers Trust in May 2021. Jemma is running the Help for Forgotten Farms project, the Lancashire Woodland Connect project and the Health and Environmental Action project.

Jemma Wilson

Farm Advisor/ Project Officer

Jemma graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019 with a BSc in Biology. She then spent a year working as a Field Scientist with aquatic consultancy firm APEM, prior to joining Lune Rivers Trust in May 2021. Jemma is running the Help for Forgotten Farms project, the Lancashire Woodland Connect project and the Health and Environmental Action project.

Farm Advisor/ Project Officer

Sarah James

Project Manager

Sarah joined the Lune Rivers Trust in 2008 after a career in teaching. Since then she has overseen a wide variety of projects for the Trust and managed the Trust until 2020. She is currently working on the final year’s delivery of the Water Environment Grant. This programme includes work on the Help for Forgotten Farms project, Skerton Weir and Saving Roeburndale Woods. She recently produced this year’s Lune Rivers Trust magazine, the”Habitat Herald”.

Sarah James

Project Manager

Sarah joined the Lune Rivers Trust in 2008 after a career in teaching. Since then she has overseen a wide variety of projects for the Trust and managed the Trust until 2020. She is currently working on the final year’s delivery of the Water Environment Grant. This programme includes work on the Help for Forgotten Farms project, Skerton Weir and Saving Roeburndale Woods. She recently produced this year’s Lune Rivers Trust magazine, the”Habitat Herald”.

Project Manager

Deb Hardwick

Treasurer & Finance Manager

Deb spent her working life in a solicitors’ office in a market town in the Yorkshire Dales working on probate, conveyancing and accounts for 40 years. When she retired 10 years ago she took on the accounts for the Trust, having been a Trust member for 20 years and taken the minutes for many a trust meeting. She has lived most of her life in the Lune valley and was indeed born just outside Kirkby Lonsdale. She loves walking the river banks, the Yorkshire Dales and (nowadays) the lower hills in the Lake District.

Deb Hardwick

Treasurer & Finance Manager

Deb spent her working life in a solicitors’ office in a market town in the Yorkshire Dales working on probate, conveyancing and accounts for 40 years. When she retired 10 years ago she took on the accounts for the Trust, having been a Trust member for 20 years and taken the minutes for many a trust meeting. She has lived most of her life in the Lune valley and was indeed born just outside Kirkby Lonsdale. She loves walking the river banks, the Yorkshire Dales and (nowadays) the lower hills in the Lake District.

Treasurer & Finance Manager