Penrhos Village Association – Creating a greater sense of community

Penrhos is a very special place, but outside the good work of the church and its members there is no structure to voice the needs and concerns of the village. Do we need one? There appears to be an appetite for an association for this purpose, with enough locals expressing support to justify looking into it further.

Time to canvas opinion and, if you live in the village, to establish if you or a member of your household would be interested in getting involved with such an association, whether it be peripherally or by being on a committee of like minded individuals. The association would be an inclusive non-faith based organisation open to all within the village.

Our church is in the process of being restored. The restoration is largely being funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. A condition of that funding is the church must be used for the wider good of the community and not exclusively for Christian worship. A village association could help deliver on that requirement and work with the church and the PCC.

A village association could operate as a single voice for the community. Whether it be for improving our lanes (those potholes!), our feeble Broadband (the Sunday evening go slow) or for arranging a get together within the village (we are somewhat scattered). Or anything else you want it to be.

Please come along to a meeting to discuss this if you would like to get involved or if you simply would like to support the idea of an association. The meeting will be held in the Pavilion at Woodlands Farm in the village starting at 7pm on Friday, 22 June 2018. The meeting will not last more that 90 minutes and, if you are not busy, please stay on after for a drink or two and some food – the village association’s first social event?

A note is being posted through every door in the village ahead of the meeting. Please do read it and, if you have time, come along to the meeting and stay on after for a drink.

A short, one page, constitution for a village association has been prepared for consideration and a draft is attached together with a draft agenda for the village meeting. These are only suggested drafts and can be added to or amended. They have been kept deliberately short.

Penrhos Village Association constitution draft (PDF)

Agenda for the Penrhos Village meeting on Friday, 22 June 2018 (PDF)

Thank you for your support.