Trust

Who are we?

The Community Trust (Trust) is a registered charity number 267775 responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Village Hall complex, playing field and play areas on behalf of the village.

Fund-raising by the Trust, combined with precept funding from the Parish Council, pay for the maintenance and running costs of the facilities. If the Trust did not exist then this work would have to be undertaken by the Parish Council, which would of necessity result in a significant increase in the local portion of Council Tax.

What are the aims of the Trust?

The aims shall be the provision and maintenance of the recreation ground and community centre for the use of the inhabitants of the Parishes of Capel St Mary and Little Wenham and the neighbourhood thereof (hereinafter called "the area of benefit") without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants. As stated in the Charity Commissioners letter of appointment Sealed 3rd July 1992.