The Community Centre Committee is delighted to have received a donation of £550.00 from the Tarvin Civic Trust after the organisation dissolved at the end of last year. The Community Centre is one of 4 local organisations to benefit from the distribution of the Trust's remaining funds.
Vice -Chair Sue Hardacre said ". The Civic Trust have been regular customers for many years, and we shall miss them. We are extremely grateful that they have chosen us to receive this donation. With no income coming in now the Committee is looking to manage its funds carefully to ensure that, when the Covid regulations are safely relaxed, we can forge ahead with maintaining and improving the building and the services we can offer residents."
The Civic Trust was formed in the 70's by a group of people concerned to maintain and improve the historic centre of the village. They were responsible for the Village Design Statement and for helping to ensure that new developments met a standard that did not distract from the visual heritage. They worked closely with the Parish Council and others to preserve the best of Tarvin's rich history. Unfortunately, the organisation was unable to find replacements for its long-serving officers and reluctantly decided to disband.
Sue said "It is sad when a long-standing organisation ceases, and the stresses of the pandemic have not helped. Some other organisations may well be looking at how they operate, and it could be that we will see more changes when things get back to normal. But these may also reflect the ebb and flow of village life, as ideas and interests change with the changes in society. I am sure that there will be new organisations forming in the future that will involve a new generation of villagers. When this happens the Community Centre will still be here to offer rooms for meetings, fund-raisers and general celebrations. The donation we have received will help to make sure that this happens".