TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY
Chairman: Stefan Pogonowski
Vice Chairman; Peter Horsefield
Treasurer: Linda Mc Quattie
Secretary: Brian Boughton
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. The Society organises village events to help fund the project groups like the Community composting scheme and bee keeping groups both of which make considerable profits which help to grant awards to village organisations and groups and various other activities. Also,the Society benefitted from donations by other highly successful events such as the Trunchonbury Festivals for which the Society is extremely grateful.
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
Peter Horsefield’s, late wife Anne, who 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 six times a year.
On the notice board situated on the Gimingham Road near the crossroads 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 y village organisations and groups for a Grant must be made in writing and submitted to with the Chairman (3 Wright Loke) by the 31st. December, for approval and ratification at the first Ordinary General Meeting in January of the following year, however emergency grants may be awarded at other times of the year.
The Committee meet in January to consider these applications and make recommendations for ratification at an Ordinary General meeting of members a All residents are members and entitled to vote.
There are four Project Groups within the Society namely, Litter Picking, Trunch Activity, Community Composting and Bee Keeping. Funds raised go towards supporting some of the 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 Stefan Pogonowski(720346), 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.
The Trunch Compost Group have been very fortunate in being given a grant from Magic Little Grants through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Places Trust. The Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the Peoples Postcode Lottery. Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.
The grant of £500 will help fund the refurbishment of our shredder and repair our compost bins. We are extremely grateful for this Grant, our shredder has had a lot of use and it desperately needs refurbishing. This Grant will enable us to continue our important environmentally sustainable work in the village collecting garden waste, shredding it and composting it ready to be sold back to residents of the village.