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Clare Combined Charities (The Charities)

General Details

Clare Combined Charities covers management of Clare Common, allotments, almshouses, other charitable possessions and educational grants.  It has nine Trustees to oversee all matters and to make decisions.  Eight Trustees are appointed and bring individual skills and knowledge to The Charities, including legal matters.  One Trustee is the Vicar for the time being of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Clare, is therefore ex-officio and automatically appointed.

There are three sub-committees to oversee the running of the land possessions, the Almshouses and the Support Fund.  The original constitution dates from 1882 and was last modified in 1965.

Income comes from allotment rents, land tenancy, the Countryside Stewardship scheme, Almshouses maintenance fees and interest from various investments.  Expenses are paid out of the various individual accounts.

Further details may be obtained through the website of the Charity Commission for England and Wales by searching using the charity references of 206513 and 310386.

Who to contact

Name
Mr Ron Longland
Position
Clerk and Treasurer
Telephone
01787 277769
Email
clare_combined_charities@btinternet.com
Address
23 Clarence Road
CLARE
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 8QN
Notes

Clerk and Treasurer since November 1998.

Where to go

Name
Clare Combined Charities (The Charities)
Address
Clare Old School Community Centre
Callis Street
Clare
Sudbury
Suffolk
Postcode
CO10 8PX
Area served
Clare
Transport
Trustees meetings are held in the evening. Public transport ceases before 18:00. There is no rail service. Meetings are not open to the public unless there is a specific reason.
Restrictions to access
Access to Clare Combined Charities is not restricted but is nonetheless subject to approval by The Trustees.
Notes

The Trustees to The Charities meet at least six times a year to discuss business.  Some meetings are held by three subcommittees rather than the full committee.  One covers all aspects of the land currently administered.  Another covers all aspects of the three Almshouses.  The third covers educational and other grants as appropriate.

Days & Times

Trustee meeting occur every other month, with site locations as required. These Trustee meetings are private but members of the public may attend for specific reasons at the discretion of and invitation from The Trustees.
Time of day
Evening

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Accessibility
Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet, Audio Loop

Accreditation website
http://No website.
Accreditation details
No accreditations of affiliations.

Notes

Accounts are presented at the Annual Town Meeting every May.  This may be in the publication which is circulated to every household in Clare.

Current Chairman: Alan Mayle.

Current Vice-chairman: Nigel Partridge.

Last Updated
24/04/2020

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