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MIRFIELD COMMUNITY TRUST GILDER HALL YOUTH FOUNDATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Mirfield Community Trust and the Gilder Hall Youth Foundation will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday 18 June, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG. This will be the first AGM since the successful asset transfer of the Mirfield Community Centre from Kirklees to the Mirfield Community Trust and as such heralds a new start for the Community Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend, representatives from the over 800 people who use the centre weekly are particularly welcome.
The Trustees would like to thank all the members of the public who supported the fight to retain the Centre for community use by the people of Mirfield. In particular, they appreciate the work of Geoff Walls, Bev Cheetham and Lisa Newby for all the ground work which helped to make the asset transfer possible, and the work of the current Trustees in negotiating throughout what has been a lengthy process.
The Trust’s main responsibility, following a successful asset transfer, is to ensure that the Mirfield Community Centre building itself meets users’ needs. In line with the Trust’s aims, they are seeking representation from a wide variety of backgrounds to join the board of Trustees. Local residents who are interested are encouraged to attend the AGM as it’s a great way to gain an overview of what’s involved.
There is no requirement to register attendance for the AGM. Informal enquiries about the Centre and its work can be made by calling 01924 490835 or by following the Centre on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MirfieldCommunityCentre/.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Mirfield Community Trust and Gilder Hall Youth Foundation are both registered charities which currently operate from the Mirfield Community Centre. In addition, they provide an “Outreach Programme” to engage with disadvantaged and excluded young people within Mirfield boundaries and periphery communities. Their goals are:
- To provide a community centre to meet the needs and aspirations of all sections of the community with the emphasis on young people.
- To engage with young people and community groups, with a positive attitude
- To address areas of disadvantage and exclusion
- To encourage community cohesion, mutual respect and understanding between peoplefrom different backgrounds, cultures, religions and gender.CONTACT:
Mirfield Community Trust/Gilder Hall Youth Foundation Liz Marsden
Mirfield Community Centre
Water Royd Lane
Mirfield, 1 June 2018