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.
The following Organisations and Groups have made application for Grants and funding this year:- Community Composting Project Group, Bee Keeping Project Group, Rectory Meadow Project Group,Village Hall ,Trunch Crown, Trunch Concerts, Knitting and Stitching Group, St Botolph’s Church, Village Web Site, Trunch Art Collective and Garden Society. The Committee will meet on 16th January to consider these applications and make recommendations for ratification at an Ordinary General meeting of members on 13th February. All residents are members and entitled to vote.
There are five Project Groups within the Society namely, Litter Picking, Scarecrows and Fun Day(Open Gardens), Community Composting, Bee Keeping and Playing Field. Three of the Groups are on target to raise circa £4300 this year most of which will 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 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.