Issue 6 of the Sherburn Informer newsletter (February/March 2020) is now available. View a copy here.
See the Sherburn Informer page for details of how to submit an article, where to get a paper copy and previous editions.
Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust seeks to recruit a new Trustee as Treasurer (this is an unpaid position).
The Community Trust manage two buildings. The historic Old Girls’ School, built in 1876, was saved from probable demolition and in September 2018 opened as a Community Centre. This was mainly due to the Community Trust’s successful bid for Lottery Funding. The Centre, which provides a variety of facilities for our growing population. employs a Manager, two Co-ordinators, a cleaner and a caretaker, all supported by a Management Group. We also manage the library which was likely to close unless it became a community library, staffed and run by volunteers. In April 2017 we opened our doors as Sherburn & Villages Community Library with a team of 70 volunteers. We have been successful in providing more than just books with services, meeting space, social and recreational activity and a community hub, servicing Sherburn and the surrounding area. We also employ a Community Development Manager who is responsible for maintaining community services and the production of a community newsletter which is published 6 times per annum.
Our Board of Trustees recently undertook a skills audit and identified the need for a Trustee with financial or accounting experience, who can provide an overview of the organisation’s affairs and ensure its financial viability. Trustees attend monthly meetings, with the Treasurer required to submit a monthly report of the Trusts’ finances.
The responsibilities will include:
The Trust is financially secure, with both facilities proving to be very successful in meeting forecasts and budgets. The Trust meets once a month, on an evening, with Trustees providing a number of skill sets to the benefit of the Trust and the Community it serves.
The Trustees are all committed to the success of the Community Centre and the Library and are passionate that they will continue to flourish and be a success. This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic group, where members are encouraged to participate in open discussions for the benefit of the future of the facilities and the local community.
To express an interest in this role or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Charity Reg.No: 1166770.
When Co-op members shop with at their local store, 1% of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund.
This year Sherburn & Villages Community Library is one of the causes to benefit and on Saturday 23rd November they were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £4150 by Co-op staff.
Paul Doherty, who chairs Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust and the Library Management Group, commented “The Co-op have always been great supporters of local causes and we were delighted to receive this cheque which helps to ensure the future of our local library, which is a great community asset”.
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Other retailers also give a small commission when you start shopping on the easyfundraising website – see this page for more details and how to support us – again, no cost, no catch to you but donations for us!
Notice of the Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust (SIECT) 2019 Annual General Meeting.
Date: 25th November 2019
Venue: The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6BL
For further information or intention to attend please contact Andrew Potts, Secretary Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, on email@example.com
What every wall is longing for: a calendar for 2020 with fantastic photographs of Sherburn in Elmet. This could make the perfect present!
Calendars cost £5 each with profits going to support The Old Girls’ School Community Centre. They are available to buy from:
For any questions, please email The Old Girls School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A monthly prize draw was launched on 1st September 2019 to raise funds for the Old Girls’ School Community Centre. The prizes are:
Tickets cost £1 each for entry into the draw that month and can be purchased from:
Terms and conditions are shown at the end of this page.
Due to be drawn 3pm Saturday 29th February at The Old Girls’ School Community Centre.
There was no draw in January. Any ticket sales during January will be included in February.
First prize £300 – Emma Turner, ticket number 4737
Second Prize £200 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 2481
Third Prize £100 – Mr Sutcliffe, ticket number 3179
First Prize £300 – Sandra Lewis, ticket number 4864
Second Prize £200 – Paul Romans, ticket number 1518
Third Prize £100 – Jenny Bennett, ticket number 1124
First Prize £300 – Gary Stretton, ticket number 4754
Second Prize £200 – Lian Copeman, ticket number 0672
Third Prize £100 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 2969
First prize £300 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 0866
Second Prize £200 – Andy, ticket number 0156
Third Prize £100 – Anne Gray, ticket number 0777
Prize Draw Terms and Conditions (PDF document).
The promoter is Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust who are registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with Selby District Council. All profits from the prize draw go to The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, which is operated by Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, registered charity number 1166770.
For any questions about the draw, please email email@example.com or call the Old Girls’ School on 01977 685178.
‘Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet’ is the official information guide to the village of Sherburn in Elmet. The 36-page booklet contains information on the history of the village, community groups and services, venues, sport and activities, and local businesses. There’s also a helpful map of the village with points of interest and central businesses and services.
Every home in Sherburn should have received a copy in early 2019. A supply was also given to house builders ready for residents moving into their new home.
This is only available in paper copy. Further copies are available free of charge from: