Crosspoint (Westbury) was started in 2011 by Westbury Churches Together. Since then it has grown and developed to meet the changing needs of the local population, and offers a range of services predominantly aimed at those who are at disadvantage in Westbury and the surrounding villages.
Crosspoint is run completely by volunteers. There are no paid members of staff.
The organisation is governed by four Trustees:
Kevin Fairman is currently the Chair of Crosspoint. He is the former Chief Executive of the Bristol-based charity and housing association, Brunelcare, and the Independent Living Centre in Semington.
He has also held board level positions at not-for-profit organisations including Dimensions, RNID, SeeAbility and Alabare. Kevin is a qualified accountant and is currently the treasurer of Age UK Wiltshire and a trustee of the White Horse Housing Association.
He lives in Bratton with his wife, Nina, and golden retriever, Hamish.
Hilary Fairfield, Treasurer, has been a volunteer with Crosspoint for eight years. After working in a variety of clinical roles within the NHS, she then held a number of senior positions before moving to the Third Sector. Now back working in the NHS, she is also Chair of the Dilton Marsh Primary School Academy Council.
Martin Brown, a retired Maths teacher, joined Crosspoint as a general volunteer in 2013 and became a Trustee in 2015. He was previously a volunteer for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Martin lives in Westbury and in his spare time enjoys cooking, reading and following Somerset County Cricket club.
Julie Vince has lived in Westbury for 48 years and she has a background as a Legal Secretary. Since retirement Julie has been actively engaged with the Westbury and District U3A and is the administrator for the Westbury United Area of Methodist/URC churches. She has been a volunteer with Crosspoint since 2013 and was appointed as a Trustee in 2021.