EPC statement on EVRT

Effingham Parish Council (EPC) has made the following statement about the Effingham Village Recreation Trust (EVRT) on their website here, and reproduced below:

Effingham Village Recreation Trust, the charity that runs the KGV Hall and Fields, has three new parish council-nominated trustees, who were appointed at an Extraordinary Meeting of Effingham Parish Council on 15th November.

The Parish Council was notified on 5th November of the notice of resignation of three out of the four trustees then in post, and took urgent action to appoint new trustees to ensure that the EVRT Board remains quorate and the charity can continue to operate.

The new trustees, parish councillors Paula Moss and Charles Thorne and experienced former trustee Chris Hogger, have been appointed for a one-year term.

Ian Symes, Chairman of the Parish Council, said:

We very much regret the resignations, and I have thanked the departing trustees on behalf of the parish council for their hard work over several years. They have not only kept EVRT going through the difficult years of the pandemic, but also commenced the task of transforming the governance of the charity to ensure it has a sustainable future.

The new trustees have agreed to take up their voluntary roles for an interim period of up to one year, so that EVRT can continue its work to restructure the charity. The aim is to secure the future of the KGV Hall and Fields, and to ensure the residents of Effingham can continue to benefit from these wonderful facilities.

I am very grateful to Paula, Charles and Chris for their willingness to take on this challenging task.

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