Development trust on the lookout for new volunteers

Louise Currie, from Community Action Northumberland.
Louise Currie, from Community Action Northumberland.

A north Northumberland village development trust is looking to recruit a number of new trustees and volunteers.

An information session on what it means to be a trustee or other volunteer at Longhoughton Village Development Trust has been organised for Monday, November 23, which will enable people who are interested to find out more.

The trust is looking for anyone who wants to make a difference in their community,who wants to encourage more sports and leisure activities or who wants to ensure Westfield Park grows and thrives.

The session is taking place in Westfield Park, from 7pm to 8.30pm, and refreshments, wine and nibbles are provided.

As well as some of the current trustees and volunteers, Louise Currie, who is the village hall development officer from Community Action Northumberland, will be helping out at the information session.

Trustee Eleanor Phillips said: “Longhoughton Village Development Trust’s area of benefit is quite wide so volunteers can be recruited from way beyond the parish boundaries, as far as Rothbury, etc, although I expect it will be largely our villagers/parishioners who step forward.”

For more details, contact Eleanor on 01665 577563 or 07843 380886.

One of the main responsibilities of the development trust is the management of Westfield Park, the village’s community and sports venue.

The centre comprises two full-size grass football pitches and a seven-a-side synthetic turf pitch supported by FA-standard changing facilities.

The community enjoys access to a large function room, smaller committee room and office all serviced by a modern, well-equipped kitchen.