The Amenities Charity (more formally the South Stoke Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity) is the body charged with administering both the Village Hall and he Recreation Ground for the benefit of the all residents of the Parish of South Stoke as well as visitors to our Village.
The Amenities Charity (AC) is independent of the Parish Council, although clearly it works closely with the PC on its shared aims. Additionally, the AC works with the school, the shop, and various local societies on shared events and fundraising for the benefit of villagers.
The AC meets approximately monthly and the detailed minutes are available via the PC website.
Committee Members are all volunteers, and we try to ensure that there is representation of the users of these facilities, but at the end of the day we have to rely heavily on a small group of people who offer their help. Ideas and requests for village improvements are always welcome.
Registered Charity Number: 1070423
Charity Commission 1997 document merging Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charities
The current committee members are:
David Lucas 07785 703023
Management Committee / Trustees
David Lucas ( Chair )
Sally Woodall (Secretary)
Pat Melia ( Village Hall Steward)
Ann Powell (Village Hall Bookings Secretary and representative for the WI)
John Verril ( non Trustee representative for the Parish Council)
John Lindley (Recreation Ground Steward)
Selina Bond (Representative of the Village Hall users)
Mark Taylor (Bookkeeper and 300 Club Trustee)
Robert Small (300 Club Trustee)
The Amenities Charity does not currently receive a subsidy from the South Stoke Parish Council.
As such , it is reliant on self funding to keep the Village facilities going. Our income is derived from Hall and Recreation Ground hire, as well as our own fund-raising efforts (including the 300 Club) On occasion , independent donations help our funds.
Grant money has also played a part in recent improvements, the superfast Hall Wi-Fi , the Adult Exercise area and the Mini Football goals on the Recreation Ground were all grant funded at no cost to the Village.
The AC volunteers put in a lot of time and effort to maintain the Hall and the Rec to be enjoyed by all. Please help us as much as you can , by booking the Hall , using the Rec , and joining the 300 club.