Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust was formed with the following objectives.

  • To enable Sherburn Library to become a Community managed service.

This has been achieved. Sherburn & Villages Community Library has been  community run and managed by local volunteers since April 2017 and our task now is to  maintain and develop this facility into the future.

  • To provide a Community Hub to enable access to local services.

This is work in progress.

  • To develop the Old Girls’ School into a community facility for the benefit of local people.

The newly refurbished school was reborn as the Community Centre and Tearoom on September 1st 2018. Our task now is to ensure that the Centre delivers the benefits to the local community that were envisaged, whilst at the same time ensure that it becomes self sufficient by September 2021. The Centre can then continue successfully into the future.