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Broadhempston Village Hall & Playing Field Trust CIO
Registered Charity No: 1154919

1. What is the Trust?

This Charitable Incorporated Organisation, CIO for short, was set up in December 2013 when a major project was being planned for the financing, design and construction of a new village hall in Broadhempston. £850,000 was eventually raised and the building was completed successfully in December 2015. The CIO now runs the hall and also has responsibility for the existing playing fields at Headlands. The Trust was originally established in the year 2000 as a registered charity, but without the limited liability status it has now for its Trustees.
To view the Trust’s entry on the Charity Commission’s website, go to:

This entry gives the information on the Trust available to the general public including its latest financial statement, its financial history and the existing Trustees.
Please see the latest full accounts here.

2. The Object of the Trust

The object of the CIO is, in the interests of social welfare, to improve the conditions of life of the inhabitants of the area of benefit (Broadhempston) without distinction of political, religious or other opinions by the provision and maintenance of:
i. A village hall for use by those inhabitants, including use for:
·         Meetings, lectures and classes.
·         Other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation.
ii. A playing field (Headlands) for use by those inhabitants.
iii. The organising and running of community events to bring together the people of the Parish of Broadhempston and surrounding areas and to:
 - raise money for community groups within the Parish of Broadhempston and the surrounding area.
 - raise money for a specific charity which is to be nominated each year.

3. Who are the Trustees and how often do they meet?

The Trust is allowed to have up to ten Trustees as is written into its Constitution, read here, and there are eight at present. The expected term of office for a Trustee is three years.  Candidates are selected by a resolution passed by a meeting of the charity’s Trustees. In selecting individuals for appointment as fellow Trustees of the charity, the existing Trustees must have regard to the skills, knowledge and experience needed for the effective administration of the CIO.
Meetings of Trustees are held four or five times a year and the dates of planned future meetings are shown in the latest minutes. Members of the public are able to attend these meetings as observers and to ask questions before the official start of business. The minutes of the last meeting are shown here.

The Trust holds an ANNUAL OPEN MEETING, usually in January, to which all residents are invited and you are encouraged to raise any issues of interest or concern.

If you are interested in contributing to the workings of the Trust by becoming a Trustee, please write to the Chair Peter Sheridan at

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