Burley in Wharfedale
Community Trust

BWCT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY 4TH JANUARY 2022

CHAIR’S STATEMENT: SUMMARY OF TRUSTEES’ REPORT

 ORGANISATION:

  • Registered charity and unlimited association
  • Run by a committee of elected trustees (currently10)
  • Membership currently 990 and open to any individual or organisation interested in promoting the Charity. Membership is annual or lifetime

2020/21 ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Fund and help organise the Christmas Lights and Christmas Markets
  • Run the Annual Duck Race in the summer
  • Manage the communal grounds at Scalebor Park, maintain and improve the playing fields for junior football and cricket and maintain the pavilion.
  • Assist with funding of several village organisations including the Scouts and Guides HQ, Library furniture, Walkers are Welcome, Love Burley, Unique.
  • Funding and acquisition of new play equipment in the playground.
  • Establishment of new Roundhouse Garden, communal herb gardens, vegetable garden and Village Green flower bed.
  • Organising the litter picking initiative through the Wharfedale Wombles.
  • New recycled plastic seats around the village for all to enjoy (inc Roundhouse)
  • New village web site
  • Quarterly newsletters.

FUTURE PLANS

  • Carry on with our regular events, litter picking and maintenance of pavilion, gardens and raised beds, grounds, hanging baskets and tubs, and the village pond.
  • Merger with Burley Educational Trust (completed on 19th December) to provide specific funds in the village for educational purposes.
  • Improve walking and access around the village for all abilities and ages including provision for more benches on the village perimeter.
  • Install village information boards at the Station and near the Grange
  • Continued support for the wellbeing and Men’s Shed initiatives
  • Assist other village organisations with funding
  • Assessment of options on youth provision.
  • Pump track for the Recreation Ground

THANK YOU’S

  • Fellow trustees of BWCT and BET
  • All volunteers who have helped with various Trust activities and initiatives

and ensured that the Trust remains a vital part of Burley in Wharfedale village life.

  • All other volunteers in the village during a difficult time for all.
  • Other local organisations that have helped with events, activities and projects during the year
  • Burley Parish Council, Coop, Shipley Community Chest and Waitrose
  • Individual donors, businesses and our membership.

Anybody who I have forgotten.

Duncan Ault: Chair BWCT       January 2022

Chair's Report

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