At the end of the year the current small Village Hall management team will step down. This will have a significant impact as they are not only responsible for all aspects of management from bookings to maintenance, but they are also trustees, as Bomere Heath Village Hall (BHVH) is a registered charitable trust. With a legal requirement to have a minimum of three trustees, BHVH is at risk of being closed if the trustees are not replaced.
The need for trustees has always been the case since the trust was first set up in 1930. When first created the BHVH Management, Committee represented 13 local organisations, represented by 18 trustees and scope for up to 9 additional non organisational trustees. With the Village Hall being a focal point for the Village, the succession of new trustees was never an issue with people leaving and being replaced over the years. Unfortunately, over the years the number of organisations have diminished with trustees not replaced and the number has dwindled to only 3 people now running the Village Hall, exposing the risk which it now faces.
BHVH desperately needs a minimum of 3 members of the community (ideally more!) to come forward to become trustees and form a new Management Committee. If closed and the site redeveloped, the community would never again have the opportunity or funds for such a large communal building in the heart of the village. This would also include the loss of the two tennis courts which form part of the Village Hall grounds.
To facilitate an open forum with a view to recruiting new trustees, a public meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 7.00pm on Monday 3 October 2022. Should you require any more information visit www.bhvh.co.uk/future-of-bhvh contact the Chairman - Martin Speak on 07799 462269 or email@example.com
In the meantime, the Village Hall will continue to operate as usual, available for bookings up to the end of the year and the Coffee Shop open as usual 3 mornings per week.
Residents of Bomere Heath – we need your help to ensure the Village Hall remains a Village asset!