Hurst Water Meadow: New blood wanted

The Hurst meadows are a much loved village asset but they don’t run themselves. 10 trustees oversee their maintenance and ensure the Trust which owns them delivers its three charitable aims of conservation and protection, education, and public recreation.

After very long service, John Metcalfe, Gillian Johnson, Chris Hill and Shammy Puri are retiring as trustees. We will badly miss their expertise and wise counsel, particularly on ecological and/or water management matters. More broadly, we need trustees who are in touch with the users of all ages of our facilities and have the perspective to keep us firmly grounded while being open to change, recognising that we rely on volunteers. Our work to conserve the meadows depends on the generosity of our private donors supplemented by various grants, so experience in money matters and fund raising is always helpful.

The role is rewarding rather than burdensome – we routinely have only two formal meetings per year in the evening, but much more informal communication and activity between those meetings.

This is your chance to influence how we run this community treasure and experience the pleasure of feeling you are adding value to Dorchester. If you are interested do please contact us. If you are not certain you have the time or relevant experience, talk it over with us. Contact Richard Farrant (Chair) or Gillian Johnson (Hon. Secretary), or any other trustee whom you know (Louise Aukland, Graham Beland, John Metcalfe, Shammy Puri, Chris Hill, Roger Seabrook, Chris Smith, Mike Southon).

We need people like you!

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Posted on November 12, 2021 in Events in and around Dorchester

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