OHMG – Trustees news

During the summer and autumn the community centre and playing field has been getting back into operation, welcoming our regular users. We are now taking on a few special bookings and there are plans to revamp the website and booking system.

A few months ago the OHMG centre manager Gill Glover gave notice she wished to resign and the OHMG management and trustee team have been able to recruit a new management team to carry on the baton to run the centre and playing field activities. Anthea introduces the team below.

I hope you have been reading Gill’ s articles of the history of how the centre and field were formed over a period of 40 years; the concluding article is in this ECN edition.

Gill joined the OHMG team around 20 years ago amid the effort to replace the temporary building with the modern Community Centre that we have had now now since 2010. Her role was central to achieving the new build project with the key task of obtaining the grants and funding of around £500k; no mean task. Even after the new building was handed over there were still tasks to complete. This included making a new car park, supported by Eastington PC, as well as establishing operations around the use of the building – primarily by Eastington Playgroup – and bringing in many other users. As well as secretary of the management committee Gill took on the role of Bar Manager and later Centre Manager.

What a contribution to the success of our excellent village facility! Thanks for all this and best wishes, Gill, for the future.

John Morris – Trustees Chair