Andy Orpin: Chairman/Project Manager
Date Joined: 2009
Mobile: 07830 192195
About Me: Some of you may know me,as I both live and work in the Littlehampton area. I am the Project Manager/Chairman and lead of the Littlehampton Restoration Project. My dream over the last several years is the reason why the restoration project has been born.
I am very passionate about the Fort and it’s future, and welcomes anyone who wants to help me on my journey into the restoration of the Fort.
John Rhodes: Business and IT Adviser
Date Joined: 2011
About Me: John Rhodes is a Business & I.T Consultant who has worked in and around EMEA for the last 25 years. As one of only a handful of specially qualified people in his market space, his skills are constantly in demand. His travels take him all over the world, dealing mainly with the banking, insurance and healthcare sectors.
In his spare time he manages and plays lead guitar in a well-known parties, weddings & corporate events rock & pop covers band, called Champagne SuperNova.
Jeff Driver: Marketing and Media Adviser
Date Joined: 2014
About Me: I moved to Littlehampton towards the end of 2013 after living in Hove for about six years. Initially a graphic designer by trade, I now work in website design, marketing, photography, illustration, set design for theatre and pretty much anything else creative (or not) that people are willing to pay me for. I’ve been working in my field for about 15 years and have a wealth of experience that I’m sure will benefit the project.
I discovered the fort quite by accident while walking along the footpath on the west beach and noticing some of the fort walls peeking out from beneath the encroaching vegetation. I’ve always thought that it’s a shame when parts of our history are left to succumb to the elements of nature and eventually disappear, and so I was excited to discover that there was a campaign that aimed to restore the fort. I feel that the restoration of the fort would provide a number of benefits to the community though education, boosted tourism to name just a few, and although I’m not a born and bred Littlehamptonite, I’m proud to be a part of it.
Vicky Rhodes: Secretary
Date Joined: 2016
I’ve lived in the Littlehampton area for 27 years. I love the outdoors and often used to walk along the beach past the fort, wondering why it was so neglected. I love historic buildings and even more so when they’re on our doorstep. I volunteered to join the restoration project last Xmas (2015) and really enjoy being involved, whether it’s lopping back the ivy that seems to grow as fast as we remove it, or exposing the walls that have been buried with sand for decades. I work for a media company which mainly involves sitting at my computer, the fort’s a great excuse to be outdoors having fun and banter with the team.
Phil Brown: Treasurer
Date Joined: 2016
I have lived in the local area almost all of my life, and have a long held interest in historic buildings. I am a director of my own company carrying out architectural and building surveying work, with a high proportion of work involving the restoration, repair, alteration and re-use of listed and other historic buildings. I am proud to be involved with the Littlehampton Fort Restoration project and am thoroughly enjoying the various challenges!
*** NEW MEMBER ** Vic Turner: Management Team Member
Date Joined: May 2017
Details to come soon!