Saturday, 2 March 2013

A future for Old Buckenham Village Hall

A way forward

Seventy members of the community of Old Buckenham attended a meeting at the village hall today, Saturday 2 March, to establish the way forward in management of the building, the facilities and its financing.
The parish councillor, Tom Johnson addressed those present, explaining the time had come for a number of trustees to stand down. He explained the legal situation, as it stands with the Charity Commission. It is felt that, at a minimum, the new committee requires volunteers to act as secretary, a treasurer, chairperson and booking clerk. However Tom Johnson indicated the present booking clerk was willing to continue.
It was emphasised that attendance at the forthcoming AGM on Wednesday 3 April was essential as that is the opportunity to vote new trustees to the committee.
The meeting was in agreement on two points. Firstly the constitution should be revised, increasing the number of elected representatives (this can only be carried out in conjunction with the Charity Commission). Secondly the parish should contribute financially to the running of the building through the annual precept.

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