Village Alive Trust
Village Alive Trust

Trustees Report to the Year ended 31 May 2017

During the year the Trustees held 5 meetings with the membership and completed the Wine and Heritage Alive in Monmouthshire (WHAM!) project, which completed the restoration of The Croft Barn, Llanvetherine, in partnership with the owners, Robb and Nicola Merchant.

All objectives under grant conditions set by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw were achieved or exceeded and final claims and project evaluation successfully submitted.

Resources for schools were published and a Schools Day held in Croft Barn.

A major conference entitled ‘Stop the Rot’ in May 2017, run in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council Conservation officers, gave information and advice to owners of Listed buildings at risk.

The Trust’s website was re-modelled to a multi-media platform with resources for owners of Listed buildings.

The Trust hosted a conference for members of the Historic Farm Buildings Group (HFBG) in September 2016.

An annual general meeting received the Trustees Report and Accounts and elected trustees in rotation.

The Trust's annual programme of Open days, featuring the properties it has worked with owners to conserve, continues to attract visitors.

In conclusion, another successful year for the Trust which continues to enjoy a local and national reputation for success in the preservation of Listed vernacular buildings giving community access through its web site and events.