Community Centre Trustees

The trust deed, the governing document for the Community centre states that the committee shall consist of six elected members and thirteen representative members and may include not more than four co-opted members. (Members = Trustees).

If you would like more information about becoming a trustee or wish to contact one of the members listed below – please email thorntonvillage@aol.com

We are looking for interested parties to organise fund raising events , there is much work to be done at the centre, now 50 years old, to bring it up to date and make much needed improvements to benefit the community. Interested? – please email thorntonvillage@aol.com

The current trustees are :-

Mary GibsonActing Chair (Representative of Friends of St Peter’s)

Andy Dobrowolski Treasurer (Elected trustee)

Muriel WalkerBooking officer (Co-opted trustee)

John Walker(Elected trustee) and former chairman

Lyn Branston(Representative of the Brownies)

Matt Goddard(Co-opted trustee)

Maureen Shaw(Representative of the Yoga group)

Paul Muller(Representative of the Markfield & Thornton theatre group)

Liz Mitchell(Co-opted trustee)

Coral Booth(Representative of the Play group)

Gill Tapping(Co-opted trustee) came to live in the village in 2014 and shortly afterwards became a trustee of the community centre. Gill is a keen ‘rambler’ (the walking type) and photographer. Many of her photographs are shown throughout this website and 5 of them have been made into canvases which are displayed in the centre meeting room. Gill built and maintains the village website and is the principal fund raiser and event organiser for the centre.

Iris Gleeson(Elected trustee) came to live in the village in 1967. In 1969 there was a public meeting about the necessity of a Community centre in the village. Iris became a committee member and has remained a trustee since June 1969. Iris was one of the chief fund raisers that enabled the hall to be built in 1972 and continued to raise funds and organise events to keep the hall running. Iris no longer takes an active role in community centre matters but is regarded as an honorary trustee for her dedicated involvement in the running of the centre over the past 53 years.

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