Anthony Pick moved to Newbury in 1981. He joined the Executive Committee of the Newbury Society in 2004 and is currently Planning Secretary. He has been involved with Heritage Open Days in Newbury since 2008. Following a distinguished career in local and district government, he is currently Chairman of Newbury's Heritage Working Party. He had previously been Chairman of the Newbury and District National Trust Association for the years 2007-12, and joined the West Berkshire Heritage Forum at its inception in 2010. He has been Chair of the Forum since 2011.