24 March 2019
The Future of the Institute

The future of The Institute


The Institute is very much valued by walkers and cyclists. Many of whom come back year after year for their tea and toilet breaks. They help so much towards its upkeep. The village monthly coffee morning also kindly make a valued contribution. However, the group of Trustees who take care of the Institute are dwindling due changes of circumstances from house moves to health.


Jim Brierley, the Chairperson, along with the Trustees has always ensured that the The Institute is kept clean on a daily basis, maintained, act as an information point and a book exchange. Since the refurbishment via a lottery grant at the Millennium and further grants it has hosted many social activities. Over the past four years much time has been spent on securing its future by altering the management structure to, in particular, exclude any liability on Trustees and ensuring that, should in the case of closure, it retains charitable status.


New people in the village are very positive in that there are making a concerted effort to regenerate local activities. Many of these could take place in The Institute. But without new Trustees who are prepared to take on the roles of caring for the property the future of the The Institute is at risk. Trustees are no longer confined to living within the Parish. Just by giving a few hours a month and attending a meeting a year the building will be secure for the next generation.


For further information please contact Jim Brierley at jamesbrierley9@gmail.com

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