Pamela Warhurst

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Pamela Warhurst
Pam Warhurst at TDC12.jpg
Pam Warhurst at Thinking Digital 2012
Chair of Incredible Edible

Pamela Janice Warhurst CBE (born 1950) is a British community leader, activist and environment worker best known for founding the voluntary gardening initiative, Incredible Edible, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.[1] In 2009, Prince Charles visited the project in support.[2]

Warhurst is currently Chair of Incredible Edible[3] and was formerly Chair of Forestry Commission Great Britain,[4] which is the largest land management commission in the country. She was also Chair of The Incredible Aquagarden, a social enterprise demonstrating and teaching urban farming (dissolved) and Chair of Handmade Parade a leading community arts enterprise, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing and is an Honorary Fellow of Landscape Institute and Leeds Becket University. She has an MA in Economics from Manchester University.

She previously served as a member of the Board of Natural England, where she was the lead non-executive board member working on the Countryside & Rights of Way Bill in 2000. She has been both Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, a Labour council leader on the Calderdale Council,[5] and a board member of Yorkshire Forward. She has also chaired the National Countryside Access Forum and the Calderdale NHS Trust.[6]

In 2005, she took the Chair of Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company focusing on the South Pennine region of the United Kingdom.[7] In the New Year Honours 2005 Warhurst was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to the environment.[8][9]

Warhurst lives in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.


  1. ^ "Incredible Edible Todmorden Unlimited". Incredible Edible Todmorden Unlimited. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ "'s a national breakthrough as Tod representatives meet Prince Charles". Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. ^ "ALL REGISTERED RECORDS FOR PAMELA WARHURST". cdrex. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Forestry Commission Chair". Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ Brooks, Charlie (2 April 2010). "Quangos bind the countryside in red tape". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Debretts: Pamela Warhurst". Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Pennine Prospects-About us". Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  8. ^ "No. 57509". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2004. pp. 9–28.
  9. ^ "Pamela Warhurst". Thinking Digital. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.

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