A COMMUNITY centre and charity in Abingdon is at risk of closure.

A charity trustee is needed for the Northcourt Centre in Abingdon otherwise it may have to close.

The centre has been part of the local community for about 60 years and is well used by local residents and groups.

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It is administered as a charity, which has three trustees, the minimum number required under its constitution.

However, the elderly chairman of the Trustees now wishes to retire and the centre is searching for a replacement.

This position is to ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit; comply with the charity's governing document and the law; act in the charity's best interests; manage the charity's resources responsibly; act with reasonable care and skill; and ensure the charity is accountable.

Also time is required of the trustee to look after the maintenance of the property. Under Charity Law, the position is voluntary and takes up approximately five hours per week of a volunteers time.

The position is ideal for someone who is retired.

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If a replacement cannot be found the Centre will be forced to permanently close as the charity running the centre would not be able to function under Charity Law.

For further information, regarding the position and guidance on being a charity trustee, contact David Ward at David.ward@draweven.co.uk


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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