The Charity, Friends of North Lodge Park Cromer, is managed by a management committee, who look after the daily operations of the charity, and a board of trustees who stand-back from the day to day to oversee the charity to ensure it remains sustainable and relevant. The cafe is operated as a company limited by guarantee, managed by a board of directors; all cafe profits are donated to the charity.
John Morgan Government Information Service civil servant, first Publications Editor Woolwich Building Society, North Lodge Park putting attendant 2011, operated Cromer putting and pitch’n’putt greens 2014-17. Freelance writer, designer, editor since 1989. Local publishing and PR initiatives for Cromer Town Council, Cromer Regeneration, Folk on the Pier, first Crab & Lobster Festival. Fellow Institute of Internal Communications, European Diploma of Honour. Cromer Town Councillor 2003-7, candidate for North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council. Founder member Friends of North Lodge Park and current Charity Trustee.
Jim Bond Qualified architect with over 40 years experience, working in both local authority and private practice, with over 20 years self-employed. Projects include residential, community, education and commercial; village halls including initial scheme proposals and costings for grant applications; designing soft and hard landscaping proposals for public domain spaces. Jim is a hands-on architect undertaking self-build houses and extensions. He is Chairman of Cromer in Bloom, providing ‘greening’ of otherwise neglected areas throughout the town, and public gardens. Former Cromer Town Council Councillor and New Year’s Day Fireworks Committee Chairman.
Wheelchair user due to accident 6 years ago, giving a greater understanding of access issues.
Rosemary Price Long career in teaching specialising in children with additional needs, including a spell in a five day boarding school for moderately disturbed children. Involved in setting up education department at RSPB Minsmere and ran education department for 10 years, putting together programmes suitable for children in key stages 1,2 and 3. Owned and ran old coaching inn, with a two rosette restaurant for twenty years. Founder member of Friends of North Lodge Park.
Steve Baker – Born and raised in Cromer -his family has resided and participated in the life of the town since early nineteenth century. Steve worked in the leisure, tourism and communities sector of local government, in Surrey, Gloucester and Lincolnshire before returning to Cromer in 1989 to work for the District Council, during which time he oversaw a number of projects including the Cromer Seafront Scheme and North Walsham Swimming Pool. He later changed career direction to work for the local probation service as their partnership and contract management before retiring in 2019.
He has a wide set of cultural interests (sadly, he says for most of them he has limited ability) but has a special love of sport (spectating and participating) and especially enjoys following the roller coaster fortunes of Norwich City.