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Next Meeting of the Trustees of Pilton Green Man CIO

The next meeting of the Trustees of Pilton Green Man CIO will be on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 6.30pm in The Reform Inn. After that, the next quarterly meeting will be in October 2018.

Annual General Meeting of the Pilton Green Man CIO

The Annual General Meeting of the Trustees of Pilton Green Man CIO was held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 7.00pm in The Reform Inn. The next meeting of the trustees will be in April 2018.

The meeting reviewed and approved the Annual Report and the Financial Report for the year ending December 31st 2017 which were duly submitted to the Charity Commission and can be viewed on their website or by following the link in the sidebar (left).

Following the resignation of Trustees Louise Thomas and Warwick Neighbour during 2017 and Liz Davies during 2018, there are now five Pilton Green Man CIO Trustees. Richard Stevens, Marc Brayley and Martin Haddrill were re-elected as Chairman, Treasurer and Correspondent respectively.

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The Green Man CIO makes its first grants

The Trustees of the Pilton Green Man CIO are pleased to announce that it has awarded its first three grants.

Friends of Barnstaple Library Book Fair

Barnstaple Library Friends

The Friends of Barnstaple Library, are organising a Devon Authors Book Fair in Barnstaple Library and have been awarded £300 towards printing and refreshment costs.  The Fair will be a free event open to all members of the public with 25 children’s and adult authors meeting, chatting, signing books and giving advice from 10am until 3pm.  The event will be publicised in schools, particularly in Pilton, in the local media (press, radio, etc.), on social media, in doctors’ surgeries, etc.

The Fair was originally scheduled for October 2017 but, unfortunately, had to be postponed because of the installation of a FabLab and because the library is to become a BIPC - a Business and Intellectual Property Centre requiring a complete change to the first floor layout, with the work being started in early October. We await news of a rescheduled Fair in 2018.

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North Devon Sinfonia at Festival in South Korea

North Devon Sinfonia

Two Pilton members of the North Devon Sinfonia, winners of BBC2's Great Orchestra Challenge in 2015 and the amateur orchestra which represented the UK at the Seoul International Community Festival in September 2017 in South Korea, were awarded £244 towards the trip.  The orchestra needed to raise £38,000 and was £6,000 short.  As well as their own fund-raising, financial support came from Devonshire Living, TDK Lambda, West End Precision, Bray Leino, Philip J. Milton and there were grants by Rotary Clubs, the Bideford Bridge Trust and Fullabrook and private donations.  The award was to cover the need for each orchestra member to raise an additional £122 to close the funding gap.

On the Current Projects page you can read more about the visit to South Korea and its outcomes for North Devon.

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Pilton Church Hall to get Permanent Bar

Pilton Church Hall

Pilton Church Hall, one of only two community venues in Pilton, has been awarded £2,200 towards the Development of a Permanent Bar for soft and alcoholic drinks, coffees, teas, etc. to encourage, and improve the experience of, the community using the Hall for events like quizzes, pantomimes, exhibitions, Pilton Cinema, plays, etc. and for heritage and volunteer activities.  The Hall Committee needs to raise £6,000 to develop the bar and has been raising money towards it for some years.  This grant will cover the shortfall in funding.  Pilton Theatre Productions, which took over putting on the Pilton Panto in 2016 and is part of the Pilton Green Man CIO, effectively raised this money by producing 'Aladdin' and 'Dick Whittington' in the last two years.  Although it was not ready for the 2018 Panto 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood', it is hoped that the work will start in 2018 once planning and listed building permissions have been received.


Successful Registration with Charity Commission

CIO CertificateThe Pilton Green Man CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation or, rather more simply, Trust) was successfully registered with the Charity Commission in 2016. Creation of the Trust limits the liability of the organising Committee whilst at the same time providing the opportunity to redistribute any profits from Green Man Day for charitable causes which will benefit the people of Pilton.

Registration came at the end of a year long process in which the Trust's objectives were gradually refined. These can be seen by going to the Objectives page of this website where you can also find the Constitution of the CIO. The Pilton Green Man Committee, which organises and runs the popular day in July, continues to operate exactly as it did before. It is now a sub-committee of the Trust. Pilton Theatre Productions, which currently runs the Pilton Panto in February each year, is also a sub-committee of the Trust. The Trust organisation can be seen on the Organisation page of this website. Click on 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' to find out more about the 2018 Pantomime.

If you think you have a charitable idea which might qualify for an award from the Trust, please go to the How to get an Award page of this website. This sets out what could qualify and how to apply for an award. The first awards have been made and details are to be found on the Current Projects page of the website.

Annual reports for the Charity Commission will be produced every January, starting in 2018, and will be available on the Charity Commission website.

There are currently five Trustees of the Pilton Green Man CIO and details are given on the Trustees page. If you would like to discuss ideas for charitable activities within Pilton, please contact a Trustee or email the Trust through the Contact Us page.

 

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