Charity

Charity

The charity was set up to manage the Barlow estate and in so doing provide facilities to improve the condition of life of the local community. The charity has specific goals; to provide a social centre and recreational facilities for all.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to manage our community’s inheritance to provide attractive facilities across a diverse range of activities that are both welcoming and accessible to all. To focus on the future sustainability of this unique and historic estate for social, cultural, educational, sporting and recreational purposes.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to build upon our unique legacy and create a thriving destination providing educational, recreational, and social wellbeing for the local and wider community based on our historical values and quality of life.

The Trustees consists of an elected body of volunteers who are in place to manage the running of the Charity. The board has many responsibilities from daily governance, charity finances through to managing the strategic direction of the Charity Estate gifted to the village of Edgworth.

The Board is made up of individuals that bring specific skills to the Charity. Trustees are elected annually at our AGM by the community and include representatives from North Turton Parish Council, our custodian Trustees.

Current Trustees are:

Christine Waring, Chair

Chairman@thebarlow.co.uk

Stephen Danks, Vice-chair and North Turton Parish Council Representative

Steve@thebarlow.co.uk

Colin Rigby, Treasurer

treasurer@thebarlow.co.uk

Mark Sutherland

Daniel Wild

Martin Smith

Peter Russell

Lynn Jeffries

Katie Hopkins

Secretary to the Board of Trustees – Sally Houghton

secretary@thebarlow.co.uk

Draft Minutes of the AGM held on 1st August 2018

Draft Minutes of AGM 1st August 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of Meetings

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 15th August 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 24th August 2018 

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 30th August 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 7th September 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 14th September

Letter to user groups requesting nominations

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 18th September 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 28th September 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 1st October 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 9th October 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 15th October 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 23rd October 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 8th November 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of Meeting on 19th November

Board of Trustees – Minutes of Meeting 27th November 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 6th December 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 20th December 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 10th January 2019

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting 18th January 19

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 7th February 2018

Board of Trustees – Minutes of meeting on 20th February 2019

Board of Trustees – minutes of meeting on 7th March 2019

Board of Trustees – minutes of meeting on 21st March 2019

Friends of The Barlow

Blackburn with Darwen Council handed over the running and upkeep of The Barlow to the community in 2013.  The Barlow Charity is supported by its volunteers who run a regular programme of activities and events which contribute to funding.  These include the Saturday morning community cafe, the Reading Room coffee shop, the regular weekly groups and the special events.

An important source of funding is The Friends of the Barlow scheme.  By becoming a Friend you can contribute to a fund to repair and renovate the structural fabric of the building.  In the longer term, money will be used to upgrade, refresh and improve facilities.

You can support the Friends of the Barlow by making a regular monthly donation of any amount.  A suggested figure would be £5 per month which can be increased to £6.25 with Gift Aid.

It is our intention to communicate regularly with “Friends” to ensure that they feel fully involved in preserving The Barlow for future generations.  If you wish to contribute please complete the form(s) below and either email to fotb@thebarlow.co.uk or return to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Friends of  The Barlow and marked FAO:  Linda Spencer.  For further information please contact Linda Spencer or Martin Smith by email at fotb@thebarlow.co.uk

 

FRIENDS OF THE BARLOW STANDING ORDER FORM