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Village Hall Committee

The Narth & District Village Hall is run as a registered charity (524389) by a Committee of volunteers.

 

Our Annual General Meeting takes place each October. All residents of The Narth, Maryland and Pen y fan are invited to attend to elect Committee Members. Minutes of the October 2023 AGM are available here. The Chair's Annual Report and Treasurer's Report which were presented at the AGM can be viewed here. Also referenced at the AGM were reports from the Footpaths Project and Friends of the 65 Bus.

The Village Hall Committee meet every two months. Minutes of our most recent meetings are available to view below.

11 January 2024

9 November 2023

12 October 2023

14 September 2023

Committee Members (Trustees) 2023/24

Clark Atkinson, Chair (narthchair@gmail.com)

Dave Lloyd, Treasurer (narthtreasurer@gmail.com)
Anna Br
own, Secretary & Website Administrator (narthsecretary@gmail.com)
Alison Arnell

Judi Smowton, Bookings & Housekeeping Coordinator (narthbookings@gmail.com)

Luisa Sadler

Marcus Harling

Mark Arnell
Matthew Sadler
Rachel Widdicks (Safeguarding Advisor)

Richard Smowton (Health & Safety Advisor)

Representatives

Trellech United Community Council (position vacant)
Parochial Church Council (position vacant)
Youth representative (position vacant)

The Committee’s Role

Committee members are trustees of The Narth & District Village Hall.  The object of the charity is “the provision and maintenance of a Village Hall for use by the inhabitants of the area of benefit without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for: (a) meetings, lectures and classes, and (b) other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation; with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants.”

As well as maintaining the Hall and making it available to other groups and individuals, the Committee helps organise events and activities to raise funds for the upkeep of the Hall. Any surplus income from events is re-invested in our facilities.

The Committee also aims to adhere to a set of policies, which are reviewed on a regular basis, covering: Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Complaints, Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Sourcing, Equality & Diversity, Data Protection, Finance, Risk Management, Hall Hire & Charging for Charitable Events. For further information on any of these policies please contact us here

Annual Accounts

Our financial year runs from 1st October to 30th September.  Annual accounts are produced and independently examined.  The approved accounts are available here.

Supporting the Committee

The Committee is always looking for new members, ideas or opportunities. You do not need to be a Committee member to organise an event or volunteer to support an event. You can contact the Committee here.

Community Chest

There is a small fund set aside to help support local events for the community. If you are organising a community event please get in touch with the Committee for more details. You can contact the Committee here.

Gift Aid

The Committee is registered to receive Gift Aid on donations made by eligible people. If you make a donation to the Hall and are eligible for Gift Aid please complete this form and pass to the Committee for the attention of the Treasurer. Your information will be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of claiming Gift Aid repayments from HMRC.

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