Meet The Committee

Paula Fuller – Chairperson

I have been on the committee since 2017. I’m a wife, mum of 2 plus a crazy dog and don’t forget Chief loo roll changer!! I run 6 of my own Slimming World sessions across Dartford and Greenhithe as well as looking after a team of consultants in the local area.

Denise Whitehead – Secretary

I have been on Fleetdown Community Centre committee for approximately 6 years. I work as a receptionist and help my husband with his business. Over the years I have helped out with many areas of the centre from decorating to gardening and generally try to help out wherever I can.

John Smith – Treasurer 

Through my wife; Brenda, I have been involved with the centre for a number of years, although not as a committee member initially. I was the one videoing the pantomimes and shows she was involved with, editing them and making them available for cast and crew. I officially joined the committee in the late 90’s when I took over as treasurer. I am retired which gives me flexibility to be able to deal with any outside contractors the centre needs to use.

Brenda Smith – User Group Representative

I have been involved with the centre for many years. I was one of the members of the committee who negotiated with DBC to take on the running of the centre for 5 years. Then as chair, led the negotiations for a 25 year lease. I was a founding member of Fleetdown Strolling Players and with two friends, started BCS Showstoppers, a children’s group that we literally threw together to celebrate VE Day in 1995. The group continued very successfully for many years. I am also Chair of Governors at Fleetdown Community School and work as a Finance Manager for a teacher training provider.

Nicola Maffei Hall Maintainence

I have lived on Fleet Estate my whole life barring 4 years. I work part time within the NHS and I’m also a partner for Cuddles Preschool, along with my two sisters. I have been a committee member at the community centre since 2010/11. I help organise and take bookings for the centre and also help with the cleaning, hall maintenance and any other little odd jobs that may need doing as well as helping to organise the centre’s yearly events.

Gabbie Longden – Social Media & Events

Although I have never lived on Fleet Estate, my whole family either have at one point, or still do. I joined the committee in 2018 as the youngest member and have taken on the role of Social media coordinator and event organiser, however day to day I work for a Broadcasting company as a Bookings coordinator. As well as dealing with the social side of things for the centre, I also help out with cleaning from time to time and have attended some user groups of the centre as well as it’s yearly events.

Mary Longden

I grew up on Fleet Estate and although no longer live there I am a partner of Cuddles Preschool, so still have a lot to do with the centre. I have been a committee member since 2010/11. I work within the NHS and have done so since I was 17. I help out with the cleaning and organising of events at the centre and have always attended every event it holds.

Travis Whitehead

I have been on the committee at the community centre for approximately 7 years. Many people may recognise me as the lollipop man at Fleetdown Primary School but I also run my own business called Disco Management Services and regularly DJ at all different kind of events. I help with the maintenance of the centre, painting, decorating, trying to keep the outside of the centre tidy and have also helped run many events.

Sue Russell

I joined the committee in 2016. I am a full time mum and like to try and support our local amenities as much as I can. My children in the past have both attended Fleetdown Pre-school before it became cuddles and Cuddles itself. They also attend a few of the other user groups such as Brownies and Kidz Klub. As well as volunteering for the committee I also volunteer at the Libray and Fleetdown Primary school and am an active member of the schools HSA.

Allison Baker

I have been on the committee for over 10 years. I first got involved when my children attended the panto there. My late husband Paul roped me in to help out and I have been on the committee ever since. Paul was also on the committee until he sadly passed away late 2017. He dedicated his time to the scouting movement, helped out at the local Fleetdown Primary school and would do odd jobs around the community centre. Also known as the King of the BBQ!