The Garron Centre - Management and LCA

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Contact Us

tel:  01989 770803      

email: enquiries@thegarroncentre.org

Llangarron Community Association (LCA) was formed in 2014 primarily to manage the development of a new community venue in the heart of the village by converting a largely unused aisle of St Deinst church.  The LCA also organises community activities and developed this website. 

 

As the years have passed the role of the LCA has evolved from being heavily involved with the building conversion and the opening of The Garron Centre, to the ongoing responsibility for managing the venue and supporting the community.

 

Funding for the development project was secured from a number of sources including The Big Lottery Fund, Hereford Historic Churches, The Garfield Western Foundation and Severn Waste.

 

The Garron Centre

The Garron Centre was opened in 2015 and provides a contemporary venue in a historic setting with comprehensive facilities including underfloor green energy heating and insulation, a fully fitted commercial style kitchen, toilets (with baby changing and disabled access), a large hall and a smaller mezzanine area.  The centre is fully accessible to those with mobility issues.  High specification audio visual equipment with large screen projection, HD TV’s and a hearing loop all ensure that the venue can support parties, meetings and conferences. Bi-fold doors enable the space to be opened up into the church which provides more flexibility for the church community and events.

 

The Garron Centre is well used by community groups and also privately hired by local people and those from further afield.

 

LCA Managment and Objectives

The LCA is a registered charity number 1157992 and as such operates on a non-profit basis.  Management is organised via a group of Trustees (Des Hayes, Val Sullivan and Judy Turner) who oversee the financial reporting and legalities of the organisation.  A second larger group of volunteers manages the daily running of the venue and other community activities.  Their work comprises:

 

  • Providing social opportunities for the community

  • Managing village communications including:
    this website, email newsletters (Llangarron News) and Llangarron Village Facebook page

  • Planning and implementing revenue-generating activities primarily based at The Garron Centre

  • Managing the ongoing financial and legal commitments of The Garron Centre

  • Managing private hire and bookings at The Garron Centre

 

LCA Committee Volunteers

The management group currently includes the following people:

 

Helen Edwards (Acting Chair)     Adrian Hitchen (Treasurer)            Tony Sullivan

Val Sullivan                              Judy Turner         

 

Management Committee Meeting Minutes

Click on the date to open a pdf

 

15 July 2021

 

LCA Trustees

Des Hayes                                Val Sullivan                                 Judy Turner

Financial Reports

The latest annual accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission website by searching for the LCA charity number 1157992.

 

For more information on recent activities please refer to The Garron Centre pages and the Events Calendar or contact us using the details at the top of the page.