Grosmont Futures

UPDATE

The Grosmont Futures meeting, scheduled for Thursday 23 July 2020 in the Town Hall, has had to be been postponed.  

It is hoped to be able to hold it in early September.

Update on Grosmont Futures 27 April 2020.

Dear Grosmont

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Thank you for showing an interest and involvement in the work of Rural Futures. This email is to provide an important update about the formation of a new group- Grosmont Futures, its provisional constitution, aims and priorities and an invitation to become a committee member.

 About Grosmont Futures

Grosmont Futures is a group that has evolved from the Rural Futures programme in Grosmont. We are a group of residents who have been exploring the things that people in the village said mattered to them at the Shaping Grosmont event in November 2018. We have been working to agree priorities for making the village an even better place to live (see attached). We now want to form a constituted community association to take action and to help secure a £140,000 lottery community fund grant which has been ring-fenced for suitable projects in Grosmont through Rural Futures programme.

Invitation to get more involved or become a committee member

From the initial group of 50+ villagers who showed interest from the outset, an interim committee has now been formed and a provisional constitution (attached) has been produced, which will be ratified at the first AGM. But we want to welcome more people, from across the community, who are willing to share their knowledge, skills & experience to work together and help turn ideas into action, for the good of our community. Grosmont Futures would therefore like to invite expressions of interest from anyone who would like to join its committee.  To register your interest in joining the committee or for more information please contact Deborah Nevill at treesurglee@aol.com .

Inaugural committee meeting

We recognise that this is a difficult time for many but this only increases our determination to make progress.

An inaugural committee meeting for everyone interested in becoming a committee member will be held on:

Thursday 11 JUNE at Town Hall at 7pm (subject to government restrictions permitting this).

We would welcome seeing you there.

Please note that I will be furloughed with effect from 1 May for an undefined period but the group will continue regardless and I will be back in touch as soon as government restrictions are lifted.

Kind regards

Peter Willis
Rural Futures Programme, on behalf of Grosmont Futures

Grosmont Futures – Aims and Priorities
Grosmont Futures- aims and priorities

Provisional Constitution
Provisional constitution for Grosmont Futures
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With apologies – the event on Saturday 21 March “Grosmont’s Got Talent” has been postponed to a later date.

Grosmont Futures is a group that has evolved from the Rural Futures programme in Grosmont. We have been working to agree on priorities for making the village an even better place to live – most importantly, renovation of the Town Hall to make it fit for purpose as a central hub and facility, providing the focus for many existing and potential community activities.

From the initial group of 50+ villagers who showed interest from the outset, a steering group of around 15 people has emerged. But we need still more people, from across the community, who are willing to share their knowledge, skills & experience to work together and help turn ideas into action, for the good of our community. A Lottery-funded grant of up to £100,000 has been ring-fenced for use on suitable projects in Grosmont.

On 21st March we are hosting an event in the Nave: Grosmont’s Got Talent. Aimed at showcasing Grosmont, it will also give you the opportunity to learn more about Grosmont Futures – and to get involved. The event (funded by a £750 grant from the Rural Futures Micro-Grant scheme) will include:

The launch of the Grosmont Business Directory

Grosmont’s Got Talent show for the under-18s
(contact Linda czyz@almahouse.eu to join in)

Display of local clubs & societies

Free Hog Roast (veggie/vegan options available)

Beer & wine Bar

Please come along and join us!

GROSMONT FUTURES MEETINGS

Grosmont Futures Aims and Group Structures Training:   11 March 5.00pm – 8.00pm  (all are encouraged to join)

Grosmont’s Got Talent  planning meeting: 16 March 7.00pm – 8.30pm

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21 MARCH 2020

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