Everybody is welcome at all our public events and activities; you do not have to be a member to join in.

You are also warmly invited to help with the running of the Hall: volunteering is a great way of meeting new people. If you would like to help by contributing some time, even if it is just occasionally - please use the Contact Us page to let us know!

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However, there are benefits to becoming a Member (supporter) at CHOYD and it's a great way to contribute to the running costs of the charity. Membership still costs just £15 per year for adults. Children under 18 are free!

Members do enjoy some benefits such as:
Free Wi Fi in the Community Hall;
Preferential drink prices at the bar;
Emails about upcoming events and activities;
Priority bookings and discounted hire fees.
The right to vote and appoint Trustees at the AGM (held annually in June).

The following documents provide more information about membership and the charity:
Membership Form download this and drop it off at the Hall, or visit the Contact Us) page to make an initial enquiry

Our Constitution (describes how the responsibilities and finances are managed)

This document is 19 pages and follows the guidelines set by The Charity Commission.

Frequently asked questions

The Hall is owned by CHOYD, a Registered Charity (Number 1161047) run by trustees and
supported by other volunteers and a management committee.

Adrian Evans (Chair)
Kevin Shaw (Vice Chair)
Maureen Crowder
Jean G-Owen
Janet Harding
Michael Harrison
Miles Oldershaw
Bryony Owen
June Ring

Assisted by:
Brian Jacobs (Treasurer) & Sylvia Mence (Scribe and Researcher)

Trustees: Adrian Evans, Janet Harding, June Ring
Sylvia Mence (Chair)
Betty Coates-Evans
Alice Macnab (Bookings & Publicity)
Jenny Osborne
Saul Tiffin
Assisted by: Rose and Terry Kelsey (Membership)

Because of restrictions imposed by The Charities Commission, the bar is run by a separate limited company: Eremue Trading Ltd. who donate their surplus profits to the CHOYD charity.
The directors are: Miles Oldershaw and Adrian Evans, regularly supported by Saul Tiffin and Denise Cronin.
We welcome volunteers to help us run the bar and we can provide training and guidance!

You can use the Contact Us form to tell us what you think, or just drop a note into ourpostbox. Best of all, come along to the Hall
at one of our public events and speak to our volunteers, committee members or trustees.


St James Street
PO41 0NU

Answerphone: 01983 760684