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Appliance Testing volunteers

This page gives contact details for those who have volunteered to manage and to carry out the current Portable Appliance Testing Scheme.

The Testing Co-ordinator is  Roly Taylor, who can be contacted by email at rolytaylor@btinternet.com, by phone on 01434 681787 (landline), or by mail to: Fellfoot, The Green, Wall, Hexham. NE46 4DX.

Volunteer Testers Email address (click to send) Phone Mobile
Angela & David Watson (Wall)mithras7@hotmail.co.uk
Chris Lindsay (Ovington)
Forge House, Main Road, Ovingham. NE42 6AG
cltoon56@gmail.com
David Pentney (Rochester)
Nether Rochester, Rochester, Otterburn. NE19 1RH
rolytaylor@btinternet.com01830 52075107721 627461
Denis Peel (Wylam)gdpeel@btinternet.com01661 853278
Malcolm Brodie (Bellingham)
Pit Cottage, High Carriteth, Bellingham, NE48 2LD
digitalip@btinternet.com01434 240403
Melvyn Whatmough (Gilsland )melvyn@whatmough.demon.co.uk016977 4752407876 718672
Michael & Pat Stott (Ovingham)pandapat99@aol.com01661 832020
Mike Wood (Greenhead)
67 Blenkinsopp Castle Home Park, Greened, Brampton, CA8 7JS
michaelwood111@btinternet.com01697 747025
Ray Hamilton
(Snods Edge)
49 Benfieldside Road, Blackhill
Consett. DH8 0SE
rhat49ben@gmx.co.uk01207 580375
Ray Tilley (Allendale)rtilley@btinternet.com
Roly Taylor (Wall) Coordinator
Fellfoot, The Green, Wall, Hexham. NE46 4DX
rolytaylor@btinternet.com01434 681787
Sally Danys & Paul Dennis (Birtley)
Vindolanda, Birtley, Hexham. NE48 3HL
sallydanys@yahoo.co.uk
Trish Hardy & John Seager (Ponteland)hardypa03@gmail.com
jbgseager@yahoo.com
01661 822603

Testers can also download a copy of the Appliance Register and Testing Record for their use, and the Volunteer Expenses Claim Form for claiming payment. These documents are provided in Microsoft Word format (.doc), and can be printed and/or edited by the testers.

After all testing has been completed and an invoice issued to the hall or building, testers should send the Co-ordinator a summary of the results, and submit their expenses claim form to him for authorisation, and subsequent payment by the Treasurer. Testers should ensure that they have provided a full address for payment of their expenses.

The current schedule of planned tests is shown here, with approximate dates for tests to be carried out, the volunteers involved and the three testing sets in use:

Month of TestingTesting Set 1Testing Set 2Testing Set 3
September 2016MIKE WOOD

Greenhead VH
MELVYN WHATMOUGH

Gilsland VH
Featherstone VH
Knaresdale & kirkhaugh VH
RAY TILLEY
Allendale VH
High Forest CA
Allenheads Trust
Catton VH
October/November
2016
MALCOLM BRODIE

Bellingham YEC
Bellingham TH
Tarset/Lane Head VH
Wark TH
Falstone VH
Simonburn VH
DAVID PENTNEY

Byrness VH
Rochester VH
Kirkwhelpington VH
Otterburn Sports Centre
DAVID & ANGELA WATSON

Newbrough TH
Haydon Bridge CA
Bardon Mill & Henshaw VH
Haltwhistle LC
December 2016/
January 2017
ROLY TAYLOR

Wall VH
Acomb VH
Chollerton Churches

Assist – Hexham CC
Assist – Shepherd’s Dene
SALLY DANYS & PAUL DENNIS

Birtley VH
Colwell VH
Barrassford VH
Matfen VH
Great Whittington VH
Assist – Hexham CC
Assist – Shepherd’s Dene
DAVID & ANGELA WATSON

Assist – Hexham CC
February/March 2017DENIS PEEL

Riding Mill VHs
Corbridge PH
The Hearth, Horsley
Horsley WI
Wylam Inst
Hexham CC (LEAD)

Assist - Minsteracres
DAVID WRIGHT

Slaley CH

Shepherd’s Dene (LEAD)
Minsteracres (LEAD)
RAY HAMILTON
Snods Edge CH
Blanchland VH
Whitley Chapel PH


Assist – Minsteracres
Assist – Shepherd’s Dene
April/May 2017TRISH HARDY & JOHN SEAGER

Heddon Knott MH
Heddon WI.
Whalton VH
Stamfordham VH & Ch.
Ponteland Merton H
Ponteland MH
CHRIS LINDSAY

Prudhoe PH & Church
Prudhoe Spetchells C.
Stocksfield Tennis C.
Stocksfield CA

Assist - Minsteracres
MICHAEL & PAT STOTT

Ovingham RR
Ovingham Old School.

Other queries about the scheme should be directed to the Consortium Secretary, Adrian Hinchcliffe (email: adrian.hinchcliffe@btopenworld.com, phone: 01665 572888, mobile:  07941 309106).