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Tresham Village Hall fund

On 7 March 1955 Squire Hale conveyed under a trust deed what was left of the Village Hall (formerly the Village School) to five Tresham residents who became the Trustees of Tresham Village Hall – it had been destroyed by fire in the autumn of 1954.  They rebuilt the hall and ran it as a youth club until in 1979 it was sold to the owner of Old School House.

Since then the proceeds have been administered under trust in accordance with the deed which allowed for the purchase or improvement of other premises or to be applied for other charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Tresham.  The investment generates a small income augmented by other income from village activities and donations.

Over the years, the fund has paid for materials for improvements such as Well Hill steps and garden, and helped with large repairs to the church, our last remaining community building.  It has been ready to meet the cost of other projects such as the kerbing of Well Hill and the recent strengthening of the verge for parking, but for the Parish Council stepping in.  On an on-going basis it: bears the cost of hosting the village website; annually supports bonfire and firework night, and a lunch for Seniors; and makes financial contributions to other community events (for example, a trip to the pantomime and a skittles evening).  It is also used to disburse funds received from Hillesley and Tresham Parish Council and Stroud District Council.

Tresham Village Hall is a registered charity, no: 286008, and is recognised by HMRC as a charity for tax purposes.  An annual return is made to the Charity Commission each year and the results have been reported to the Parish Council.  Activity increased in the year ended 31 March 2017, and the trustees’ report and accounts can be viewed via www.tresham.org.uk/category/have-you-heard/.

You can make a donation to the fund here.