Judith Hermite


I was born a Londoner in the East End and later graduated to being an ‘Essex Girl’. Most of my working life has been in the world of Reinsurance where I’ve indulged my love of figures and enjoyed the buzz of working in the City of London.

Looking for some open space we moved to Hadleigh in 2013 and I quickly realised that commuting was no longer for me so decided to join Keith, my other half, in retirement. I now do all those things I used to ‘fit in’ around working.

Always on the lookout for a new challenge I’m now doing the numbers for the Porch Project which gives me a regular figure fix. 

 Jess Janas
Secretary to Trustees 


Born in London I have lived in Hadleigh for nearly 30 years. Since 2007 I have worked at Hintlesham Hall leading historical tours, dealing with all HR administration and acting as PA to the General Manager: originally full time, now part time.

I was a Town Councillor on Hadleigh Town Council for Hadleigh North for six years (2009 – 2015), and a member of all its committees. I now help out regularly and happily at St Mary’s church and eight other organisations and charities within Hadleigh which keeps me constantly busy.

My husband Andrew, of Janas Joinery, performs miracles with wood and many other materials. Our home is a testament to his brilliance. What spare time I have is eaten up with gardening, cooking, going to the theatre, travelling, reading and maintaining our home. I also love brain-training games and quizzes.

What's new

Events - Posted 13/02/2018 23:05

Kayleigh Diss joins the team

Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.

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Events - Posted 09/02/2018 18:21

DanceEast comes to the Porch Project

The  Porch Project is working with DanceEast´╗┐  on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks. 

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Events - Posted 06/02/2018 22:47


The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.

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Events - Posted 27/11/2017 12:03

Horizons 2nd Session at The Lindsey Rose another great success

Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.

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Events - Posted 06/11/2017 21:54

Horizons debuts with a visit to The Jim Lawrence Iron Works

So, The First Horizons session was a hit!

First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.

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