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:
Oversee the financial responsibilities of the Trusts’ commitments
Prepare budgets and accounts for three ledgers, including forecasts for the financial resources required for current and future needs
Ensure the Board of Trustees is aware of its financial responsibilities and appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
Preparing financial accounts for three ledgers
Ensure the accounts and financial systems are audited as required by law and the Charities Commission
Liaise with the volunteer Bookkeeper who administers the general finances of the Trust
Liaise with the auditors/independent examiners
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 email@example.com.
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”.
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!
The Prize Draw is currently suspended. Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 for any queries.
A monthly prize draw was launched on 1st September 2019 to raise funds for the Old Girls’ School Community Centre. The prizes are:
1st Prize £300
2nd Prize £200
3rd Prize £100
Tickets cost £1 each for entry into the draw that month and can be purchased from:
The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
The Little Teapot Tearoom
Fields Garden Centre
South Milford British Legion Club
Terms and conditions are shown at the end of this page.
March 2020 winners
We regret to inform you that due to the current situation, we will NOT be holding the Monthly Prize Draw this month – due on Saturday 28th March. We would like to offer refunds to anyone who has purchased tickets for the March Draw. Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 to arrange a time to collect your refund. Please bring your Draw Ticket with you as proof of purchase. Any monies not refunded by 31st March will be put into general funds for the running of the Centre. We hope to resume the Monthly Prize Draw later in the year and we will inform you when tickets are back on sale. Thank you for your support.
February 2020 winners
First prize £300 – Ann, ticket number 2777 Second Prize £200 – Dan Sutcliffe, ticket number 2245 Third Prize £100 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 3134
January 2020 winners
There was no draw in January. Any ticket sales during January will be included in February.
December 2019 winners
First prize £300 – Emma Turner, ticket number 4737 Second Prize £200 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 2481 Third Prize £100 – Mr Sutcliffe, ticket number 3179
November 2019 winners
First Prize £300 – Sandra Lewis, ticket number 4864 Second Prize £200 – Paul Romans, ticket number 1518 Third Prize £100 – Jenny Bennett, ticket number 1124
October 2019 winners
First Prize £300 – Gary Stretton, ticket number 4754 Second Prize £200 – Lian Copeman, ticket number 0672 Third Prize £100 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 2969
September 2019 winners
First prize £300 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 0866 Second Prize £200 – Andy, ticket number 0156 Third Prize £100 – Anne Gray, ticket number 0777
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Old Girls’ School on 01977 685178.