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. We give a huge ‘thank you’ to Karen and Steve Randell and their team for their kind and generous donation of £2,200 from the proceeds of the highly successful 2018 Trunchonbury Festival.
Some of the projects that have benefited from a Grant Award since the Trunch Village Society began are:-
Bumbles Pre-School -Village Hall – St Botolph’s Church – Methodist Church – Primrose Club – Blacksmiths Close Lunch Club
Wednesday Club – Knitting and Stitching Group – Playing Field Steering Group – Village Web Site – Church Music Concerts
Bee Keeping Group – Meadow Wild Flower Garden – Cider Co-op – Garden Society – Art Groups
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 the Constitution 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 Ordinary General Meeting (normally February) in the following year, however emergency grants may be awarded at other times of the year.
It’s that time of year again!
Any Village Group or Organisation wishing to apply for a grant towards the cost of repairs, improvements, materials, equipment or running expenses which would be of benefit to the village should make application in writing to The Chairman, Trunch Village Society, Trunch Corner Stores, Gimingham Road, Trunch NR28 0PS before 31st December 2018. The application should include full details of the requirement and reasons together with a timescale for funding.
There are six Project Groups within the Society namely, Litter Picking, Scarecrows and Fun Day(Open Gardens), Community Composting, Bee Keeping, Playing Field and Rectory Meadow Management. Three of the Groups are on target to raise circa £4500 this year most of which will go towards supporting some of the other Organisations, Groups and activities in the village. In order to maintain, even improve, this achievement we are in desperate need of additional volunteers. If you can spare some time, no matter how little, your help would be most welcome. Please contact Chris Owen (tele: 722072), Brian Boughton (tele: 720252) or a member of one of the Groups, contact details of whom are on the notice boards near the shop and in the village hall