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.
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Covid-19 Venue Tracking for the Parish Room
On the 24th September the NHS launched it's updated Covid-19 App which you can access via . Within 24 hours the first million downloads of the new App has occurred. One of the big developments since the Isle of Wight trials has been "venue check-in". This enables you to get alerted if you have visited a venue where you may have come into contact with coronavirus. In support of this the Parish Room now displays a QR code poster for their "venue" which you are able to scan on arrival. This App only works for some mobiles and of course not everyone carries a mobile so it will not mean visitors to the Parish Rooms can stop keeping their own records but it does provide another method.
Bridge Street Closures
Bridge Street will be closed for 3 weeks between 10.00pm and 5am (through the night but excluding weekends) between :
Monday 5th – Friday 9th Oct
Monday 12th – Friday 16th Oct
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd Oct
Parish Room Booking
Please note the Parish Room Booking page has been updated in line with latest Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.
TVT Accounts signed off for year ended 5th April 2020
Website Activity Update
In 2019 the AGM of the Titchfield Village Trust (TVT) voted and agreed to take over the running of the Parish Room.
This involved the Trust in becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which at the end of that year we achieved.
The next stage was to take over and extend the lease to the Room held by the previous Parish Room charity. This is now almost complete. Once it is, we will be able to merge both charities under the single TVT banner.
As part of that process we have decided to also merge the two charities websites into one. Which accounts for the changes you are currently viewing.
All the information regarding both the Trust and the Parish Room has been amalgamated along with the booking and calendar system for the Room. Titchfield Parish Room Website will close end September.
This will not only save us money but prevent any confusion as to who is running the Room and who to contact regarding bookings.
If you are a visitor to this site for the first time we hope it will perhaps encourage you to join us.
Our aims are encapsulated in our constitution but in essence we are committed to maintaining and keeping the Parish Room at the heart of our village for the next fifty years.
Along with this we are committed to protecting and helping a thriving, vibrant and caring community to improve the lives of all who live in the village of Titchfield.
PARISH ROOM RE-OPENS
We are very pleased to announce that The Parish Room is once again open for business.
While we’ve been in lock down, we’ve been keeping up with Government advice, applying for grants to get the roof re-tiled and doing a few repairs.
Along with this we’ve adding things like hand sanitisers in order to comply with all the Covid 19 guidelines on re-opening.
There are also a set of new rules we’re asking everyone to follow which will be sent out to all of our regular customers and anyone who wishes to hire the Room for a one-off event.
As we’re sure you are aware, things are changing week by week as we all try to get back to ‘new normal’ so please bear with us as we try to keep up with all these changes.
On Friday 31st July we had a great re-opening of the very ‘new normal’ Country Market. We hope soon to be able to welcome everyone back. There are still one or two restrictions on just who we can allow in.
If you want more information on hiring the Room, please call Lesley on 07486 891728
You can access the Titchfield Parish Room website by clicking on the button shown in the header above or if you want to directly access the calendar on our website to see available dates along with who is meeting and when go direct to : https://v2.hallmaster.co.uk/Scheduler/View/7270
Parish Magazine Update from our Chairman
Going to the gym and spending time mooching around shops may have stopped, along with activities at the Parish Room but unfortunately, no one seems to have told the roof on the Room that any further deterioration is going against the rules of lockdown.
A recent professional survey confirmed what we already thought, the tiles are well beyond their life span, but then so would you be after 130 years. So, what next?
Well, let's get you up to date.
Negotiations regarding the new 64-year lease are now well advanced with the completion of our Parish Room management plan. Much thanks to Digby Hands and others who have helped create this document, which we will be using in all our fundraising activities. We forwarded this to the Diocese of Portsmouth 2 months ago, God not only works in mysterious ways but in slow motion as well!
A professional survey of the roof and works on drainage have given us a target of some £94,000 to raise. We are now in the process of applying to 4 bodies for grants to help fund this work. 2 statutory bodies and 2 charities. We already have some £15,000 in our project 2070 fund.
We are also applying for planning permission to complete this work and at the same time add solar panels to the southside of the roof. This came after a unanimous advisory vote taken at our last general meeting agreed to add this to the roof. Putting the panels in at the same time as retiling means the they can be flush fitting with the tiles thus lessening the visual impact. We do believe these panels are essential considering the ‘climate crisis’. In order to comply with the planning application, we must complete a Heritage Statement. Once we have sent the application, we will be asking for your help in supporting it.
So, can you help in other ways?
Well, one of the schemes the fundraising committee has come up with is aimed at individual donors be they people or organisations.
We are still working on final details but £25 will get you a tile, £100 a bronze mention on our role of honour, £250 a silver mention, £500 a gold, and £1,000 a diamond.
Please form an orderly queue and let the Trust know how to collect your donation.
Because we know the Parish Room is at the heart of the village, we would like to encourage all Titchfield organisations to help keep it so by helping to raise funds in whatever way they can for the project.
Please contact the Trust to let us know how you can help us.
We have set up 3 committees to oversee the 2070 project, a day to day admin group, a building group who will look after project management once work begins and a fundraising group working on ideas to raise finance.
This is a long-term project and the roof and drainage works are just the start of what will be a wholesale upgrade for the room making it fit for the next 50 years at least, the reason we are calling it the 2070 project.
If you think you may be able to help in anyway please contact the Trust.