Update 26th March 2020
Project 2070 has been launched to enable the Parish Room to function for at least the next 50 years, in the manner that the providers of the Building bequeathed to the Titchfield Village in 1890. A recent survey undertaken by the Trust confirms that the roof needs refurbishment and the interior upgraded.
If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause you can do this by CHQ payable to “The Titchfield Village Trust” and send to Nick Girdler the Chairman of the Trust, (details in the About page) or make a payment to the Project 2070 account: – The Titchfield Village Trust, Sort Code 09-01-29 Account no. 42343347
This page will be updated with the progress of the Project
Current Summary of Milestones
- The Titchfield Parish Room (TPR) agreed to merge with the Titchfield Village Trust (TVT) at their AGM on 1st April 2019
- The Titchfield Village Trust agreed to this merger at their AGM
- Open Village Meeting held on 28th May which endorsed the proposal
- The TVT became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in July 2019 with a new Charity no. 1184545, to enable it to take on the Building lease from the Portsmouth Diocese. The Charity Commission have accepted all this but won’t implement the full merger until a new lease has been signed. The new TVT has 4 Trustees
- Chairman – Nick Girdler
- Treasurer – Digby Hands
- Secretary – Mary Burner
- Trustee – Lindsey Bailey
- Project 2070 Account opened 23rd Aug 2019
Achieved so far: (26th March 2020)
- Due Diligence has been carried out on the Building, which has resulted in over £7000 of refurbishment including a new Boiler and Cooker.
- Created a Project Management Plan, which covers the Day to Day running and the Refurbishment period
- Enhanced maintenance procedures which are carried out weekly, monthly and annually
- The Day to Day running of the Parish Room has a new team and is now well established and needs no further action
- Established a sub-committee tasked with raising funds for the refurbishment of the Parish Room
- Carried out an extensive survey of the work required on the roof, drainage, and floor which has established an estimate between £87K and £100K for the roof and drainage refurbishment.
- Set in train the completion of the new 64-year lease.
- Have started applying for grants.
- To sign off the new 64 year Lease
- Merge the two charities
- Plan the fund raising and refurbishment schedule
- Complete the funding for the refurbishment, including an offer for people to buy the tiles (there are c. 20,000 tiles required)
- To apply to FBC to allow solar panels to be included in the roof refurbishment and making our contribution towards a green planet over the next 50 years.
- There will be lots of other things to do, so if you would like to help please email Nick Girdler: firstname.lastname@example.org