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Titchfield Village Trust (TVT) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (No: 1184545)
The objects of the CIO are:
(1) For the public benefit in the area comprising the village of Titchfield and its immediate surroundings which area shall hereinafter be referred to as "the area of benefit":
(a) The promotion of high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area of benefit
(b) The education of the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the area of benefit
(c) To assist towards the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historical or public interest in the area of benefit.
(2) The provision and maintenance of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Titchfield without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for:
(a) meetings, lectures and classes, and
(b) other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants.
As we have had to postpone our next A.G.M. on Tuesday 2nd
March we thought it might be the time to list some of the things
we’ve managed to achieve since our last meeting in March 2020.
We became a Charitable Incorporated Charity giving our Trustees (Officers) greater protection
The merger of the Parish Room Charity and TVT is now complete and is reflected on the Charity Commission site.
The new 68-year lease on the Parish Room is now signed and runs until 2088
We have applied for planning permission to re-tile the roof and complete some outside work to prevent water ingress. At the same time, we have applied to install flush fitting solar panels on the south side (Queens Head car park) of the building.
We opened an account to hold the funds for this work and set up a committee to oversee the raising of these funds. We need to raise £100,000. As such we have only been able to hold one meeting but I can tell you we currently have over £30,000 towards that total following applications to both statutory and voluntary bodies including a large grant from the Earl of Southampton Trust. So more than a quarter of the way there already and we haven’t had a ‘launch’ yet !
We are in the process of making more applications and if successful will hopefully be able to begin work later this year.
We have joined the Fareham Lottery to raise more funds and would exhort you to buy tickets to support our effort to keep the Parish Room at the heart of the village.
We have opened a Just Giving Page for people to make one off contributions.
Our Treasurer, Digby Hands, is to retire but a past Chair of the Trust, Richard Ashton, will be taking his place. Many thanks to both for the work they have done for the Trust and the work still to come.
Digby also oversaw the regular users of the Parish Room and Suzy Jackson has agreed to take on that role. We’ve asked Suzy and Leslie Blackburn, who looks after the unregular (I’m making this up as I go along) users to join the committee so they can represent all our Parish Room customers.
£210 donated to Titchfield Primary School to purchase a computer as part of our small scale grants scheme
Our website www.TitchfieldVillageTrust.com overseen by Chris Turner, is much improved and gives you access to both of our fund-raising sites.
We hope to be able to hold our postponed AGM at our next scheduled meeting on Tuesday 6thJuly in the Parish Room at 7.30.
Don’t worry we will put out a reminder nearer the date.
STOP PRESS :
Our fundraising for the Parish Room has just taken a major leap
forward with an anonymous donation of £1,000.
We want to gratefully thank the individual and hope it perhaps
encourages others to follow suit but not of course necessarily
with such a generous donation.
Chairman Titchfield Village Trust
We are now a registered Good Cause on the all new Fareham Community Lottery.
As from Monday February 8th you could show your support for TVT and our objective, to repair and refurbish the Parish Room for both ourselves and future generations, and possibly win big money, by buying a ticket or 2 or 3 or 4……….
The first of the weekly draws is on Saturday March 13th
All you need to do is hit the big button at the top of this page and select Titchfield Village Trust as your chosen Good Cause and we will receive 40p from every ticket you buy, and believe us, we need this income as much as you would like to win. The site will be available to obtain tickets from February 8th, although the Fareham Lottery site is open now for you to get more details on how it is run.
If you do decide to support us in this way thank you, and while you’re at it why not try to encourage others to do the same. The Parish Room roof refurbishment needs £100,000 and even though we are already a quarter of the way towards achieving that goal we are going to need the whole of the village to get behind us to complete this hugely important project to keep the Parish Room at the heart of our community for at least the next 50 years.
The great thing about this is it doesn’t cost us a penny. The Gosport lottery, overseen by our last treasurer Ian Reeves, has been a great success and local good causes in the town have received well over £50,000
Don’t worry if you’re not up to dealing with the internet there’s a phone line available to enable you to take part as well: 01329 743010
Good Luck….oh and if you do win the £25,000 why not give some thought to making over some of it to the Parish Room project !
If you’re someone averse to gambling as well as the ‘Fareham Lottery’ button on our website we’ll shortly also be adding a button to our new ‘Just Giving’ page. No prizes here just the knowledge that you’ve made a difference to the village if you make a contribution.