Our people

At the end of the day, everything comes down to our people.

Meet the team

Our team of dedicated trustees and staff are at the heart of what we do and are passionate about building a place of possibility for all.
Many are residents of Easton and Lawrence Hill and each person brings their own life experiences, culture and knowledge to their work.

Stacy Yelland

Stacy Yelland

CEO

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Business and Service Development Manager

Tracy Parsons

Tracy Parsons

Finance and HR Manager

Abiir Shirdoon

Abiir Shirdoon

Trainee Engagement Worker

Aliya Douglas

Aliya Douglas

Playworker

Becky Whitmore

Becky Whitmore

Communications Coordinator

Eddie Nuttall

Eddie Nuttall

Playground Coordinator

Emily Fifield

Emily Fifield

Business Development Coordinator

Gemma Newby

Gemma Newby

Playworker

Melissa Derricourt

Melissa Derricourt

The Dings Place Maker

Nirmal Singh

Nirmal Singh

Kitchen Coodinator

Ollie Fournier

Ollie Fournier

Senior Playworker

Patrycja Pinkowska

Patrycja Pinkowska

Community Engagement Officer

Rob Warren

Rob Warren

Facilities Coordinator

Salah Mohamud

Salah Mohamud

Playworker

Sam Ander

Sam Ander

Finance Administrator

Sara Leyshon

Sara Leyshon

Receptionist

Stephen Findlay

Stephen Findlay

Playworker

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Engagement Worker

Meet the Trustees

Trustees are champions of Eastside Community Trust and help to guide and develop the organisation. Most of our trustees are local residents with a passion and knowledge of the area and its diverse community

Manu Maunganidze

Manu Maunganidze

Chair

Manu has lived in Easton for almost 10 years and joined our Board in September 2020. He has worked as a teacher in Bristol for 10 years and runs a CIC called Nature Youth Connection and Education which aims to provide creative outdoor education and mentoring to young people from low income and ethnic minority backgrounds. He also sits on advisory boards for Bristol Green Capital Partnership, and National Trust South West. “All three organisations feel like they are part of my home, and part of the identity of the area. My daughter plays at Felix Road, I have danced at the community centre, and Up Our Street represents a genuine attempt at community cohesion. It is an honour to be Chair of the trustee board.”

Noelle Rumball

Noelle Rumball

Treasurer

Noelle is Treasurer of Up Our Street and joined our Board in September 2016. She is an interim manager and consultant in Higher Education, with expertise in both data and information about students, and in giving students information and support. On evenings and weekends, she is active in Bristol’s community and voluntary sector and, over the years, she’s been involved in service delivery, community development, campaigning and much more!
Amy Harrison

Amy Harrison

Deputy Chair

Amy is Vice Chair of Up Our Street and joined our Board in 2014 after being involved with the improvement of Brook Street Park and campaigning for a new school in Redfield. She and her family have lived in Redfield for 5 years. She is passionate about residents coming together to improve their neighbourhood, and believes our part of the city has real community spirit.
Ricardo Sharry

Ricardo Sharry

Trustee

Ric is Chair of Up Our Street and was elected at our AGM in October 2017. He joined our Board in September 2016. He lives in Barton Hill and was a member of the Community at Heart board, championing and representing young people’s issues. He decided to join Up Our Street because he wants to be more involved in developing local skills and knowledge.
Amanda Watson

Amanda Watson

Trustee

Damon Rand

Damon Rand

Trustee

Alice Ballantine Dykes

Alice Ballantine Dykes

Trustee

Andy Burkitt

Andy Burkitt

Margaret Hickman

Margaret Hickman

Trustee

Sally Caseley

Sally Caseley

Trustee

Sally was chair of Up Our Street from March 2013 to October 2017. Sally got involved with Community at Heart as a Board member in 2003. She lives in The Dings and is also Chair of Dings Community Association. She is particularly interested in making sure that there are good services for our young people.
Joyce Clarke

Joyce Clarke

Trustee

Joyce got involved in our work because she wanted to improve local parks for her children. She works at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre and is an active resident where she lives and takes an interest in what is happening in her local community. She lives in Redfield and has been on our Board since May 2009.
Saed Ali

Saed Ali

Trustee

Saed joined our board in May 2018 and is a resident in Barton Hill. Saed won one of our Thank You Awards in 2017 and has been following our work ever since. As a local resident he had noticed the good work done by Up Our Street over the years and its contribution to the community really impressed him. So he decided to get involved in what he see as a “hardworking, multicultural team working for the betterment and advancement of BS5 generally.” He brings his experience of volunteering and campaigning on behalf of Bristol’s Somali community.
Zoe Sheriff

Zoe Sheriff

Trustee

Over the last 20 years, Zoe has worked within the benefits and employment sector advocating and supporting people with barriers to accessing employment. She specialises in supporting people with disabilities into employment and is passionate about advocating for employee rights and helping people to maximize their potential and fulfil their aspirations. Having recently become a mum to a baby boy and becoming a trustee for our newly merged organisation, she is more committed than ever to working with our community to help to promote equality and opportunities for everyone.