MEET THE TEAM AT TOPSHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
The Company (Topsham Community Association Ltd) is managed by a board of directors. All directors are subject to election at a TCA Annual General Meeting. Thereafter, one third of the board must stand for re-election at the AGM every year. If you’re interested in becoming a director, please get in touch.
Martin is the Chair of the Board of the TCA, and heads up the team of directors, all of whom freely volunteer their time and effort for the community.
Veronica is the Bookings Secretary and first point of contact for Matthews Hall and the Dorothy Holman Centre. She is keeper of the All-knowing Diary, and answers hirer’s queries and issues invoices. Contact her on 01392 876865 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Wynn is the TCA Administrator. Her office is a Matthews Hall, and her role includes managing finances, keep publicity material up to date and… Contact Lucy on 07940 960560
Lucy Yarde is the Saturday Market Manager. She promotes and organises the market, and liaises with stall holders. Contact her on email@example.com
Louise and Sharon
Louise and Sharon are the caretakers. They look after the hall and set it up for hirers. 07736 735181
The Other Directors
Jamie Vanrenen– Treasurer, Fran Murrell – Secretary, Eliot Wright – Hall management, Ed Tuijl – Market liaison, Andrew Leadbetter – Devon County and ECC councillor, Rob Newby – ECC councillor, and Jane Bell, Chris Buckingham, Maggie Butt, Bob Drury, Sue Wright and Jane Trollope
We have other volunteers who help with IT and audio visual stuff, selling vegetables, helping at events, planting flowers, being the town crier etc. If you’d like to offer help, please get in touch.
Topsham Community Association is looking for new voluntary directors to join our board and assist in running community activities, managing Matthews Hall and the Dorothy Holman Centre and developing the Association. If you would like to get involved and make a contribution to the Community in Topsham we would love to hear from you. Experience or/and knowledge of any of the following would be useful in this role: Organising community activities, Managing a venue, Managing staff, Governance of a charity and a company, Law, IT, Finance or Marketing. If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why become a member?
As mentioned above, the Community Association responds to consultations from the City and County Councils. One of the considerations from these organisations is the number of members in any responding organisation. The only way we can demonstrate that we represent the views of Topsham people is to show that we have a significant membership. As we must retain a formal register of members we can consult with our members electronically or by post and can therefore respond quickly to issues raised. Even more important, only members may vote for directors of the company at the Annual General Meeting each year. The directors need to have confidence that they are carrying out the wishes of the community in line with the objectives of the Company. This is best demonstrated when their nomination and election is confirmed by a broad cross section of the population. Members of the Company must be aged 16 or over and live or work in Topsham. To become a member an eligible person must complete an application form. It’s free to join!