TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY
The Trunch Village Society came into being as a result of the Trunch Parish Plan and was created to raise funds for village groups and projects. It is a non-profit-making organisation and all money raised is used for village projects and activities. It actively looks for village projects to help fund, holds funds for project groups like the composting scheme and awards one off grants to various other activities.
Some of the projects that have been assisted since the Trunch Village Society began are:-
Contributions towards brochures for Trunch concerts and events;
Bumbles pre-school, from day to day running costs to a bookshelf;
Trunch Art Group – display boards for exhibitions and a storage shed;
Trunch Parish Council for the Beech Tree on the Hill;
Trunch Village Hall for heating maintenance;
Trunch Composting Scheme to assist with the construction of the site for composting bins and various other expenses;
An annual contribution towards the running of the Trunch Village Website;
St Botolph’s Church towards a new notice board and organ fund;
Trunch Village Hall towards an audio/speaker system;
group for advertising banners;
Trunch Youth Club for equipment and running costs;
Trunch Cider Co-operative for setting-up costs;
Trunch Gardening Society for planters and marquees.
New in 2014 we have been actively supporting the maintenance and management of Rectory Meadow – an area designated as a wildflower/wildlife meadow to the NW of the Rectory, in conjunction with Peter Horsefield, whose late wife Anne, many will remember, was an avid wildlife lover who regularly wrote lovely articles about local wildlife in the Mardle. An archive of some of these articles is maintained elsewhere on this website.
The Society liaises with the Parish Council and other regulatory bodies, keeping them informed of the society°s activities. Membership is FREE and open to any resident in the Parish of Trunch and simply requires registration with the society’s secretary. General meetings (open to all members) are held three times a year.
On the notice board outside the shop (situated near the telephone kiosk) you will find information of the current committee members, project grants awarded for the financial year and copies of the minutes of the last meeting. Copies of past minutes and TVS Constitution v2b are available from the Secretary.
Applications for a Grant need to made in writing and be with the Secretary by the 31st. December, for approval at the first general meeting (normally February) in the following year, however emergency grants may be awarded at other times of the year.