Village Alive Trust

Support the Trust

We are always looking for new members and do hope you will consider joining.

The Village Alive Trust presents a wonderful opportunity for people to come together to achieve lasting improvements that will benefit the Welsh countryside, its agricultural heritage and environment. You will be able to meet, and gain experience from current members who share like ideals. Many have been involved with successful restoration projects or have helped develop and promote countryside amenities including walks and access to local history and heritage. A brief tour of the website will give you a good idea of the scope of our activities.

The Trust has managed a number of conservation projects where everyone benefits. If you are interested in setting up your own conservation initiatives, I’m sure that you will find what we have done here is a useful and practical model.

The Trust also has an ongoing project to record memories and anecdotes of rural life in the mid-20th century in which we invite members to become involved. We make digital recordings of people's experiences and save them in an archive which we hope will be available nationally.

The benefits of membership include:

  • meeting new people who share your interest in saving rural vernacular architecture

  • participating in removing selected buildings from the register of buildings at risk in Monmouthshire

  • gaining knowledge of best practice in conserving heritage buildings

  • working with farmers and others to provide public access to conserved buildings

  • organising and participating in community social events which showcase rural heritage

  • engaging with the public who visit buildings the Trust has conserved

  • working with grant bodies and the local authority for the benefit of rural communities

  • joining us to celebrate the Trust's achievements.

You are very welcome to attend Trust meetings to see if you would like to join. Meetings are held about five times a year, in an evening, at members' homes in the Cross Ash area of Monmouthshire. In addition, members run an annual event and five open days each summer in north Monmouthshire and respond to requests for information, usually via email, throughout the year.

Membership costs £10 a year (2011) per household (cheques should be made payable to: Village Alive Trust).

You can apply for membership by completing an application form here..... and sending either by E-mail, or by post to the Secretary, at the following address, with details of your name, address, e-mail address and contact numbers:

Rev. Dr. Jean Prosser
Hon. Secretary, The Village Alive Trust
Yew Tree Farm
Llangattock Lingoed
Monmouthshire
NP7 8NS

Tel: 01873 821405

We will confirm your membership and invite you to join us at a meeting.

For further membership information please E-Mail Jean Prosser, The Village Alive Trust Hon.Secretary.

The Trust is staffed entirely by volunteers and running costs are kept to a minimum. It is registered as a company in Wales. Company No. 5148543 Charity Commission No. 1107216.

Registered Office: Yew Tree Farm, Llangattock Lingoed, Monmouthshire NP7 8NS