Guilden Sutton Community Association
Guilden Sutton Community Association was set up in 1980 with two stated objectives:
promote the benefit of the inhabitants of Guilden Sutton, Piper Ash and
the neighbourhood, without distinction of sex or of religious, political or
other opinions, to advance education and to provide facilities in the
interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation
with the object of improving the conditions of life of the said
inhabitants and to provide facilities for the social welfare,
recreation or leisure time occupations of those inhabitants.
establish or to secure the establishment of a village hall. A Village Hall for activities promoted by the
objectives have been and remain the centre around which the Association is
The Association is a charity (Reg No 510231) For details click here.
Association organises activities in and about the village and the Village
Hall. After several years of community fundraising events it eventually
built our Village Hall which was opened by the Duke of Westminster in 1984,
and is now managed by the Hall Management Committee. The Association has been very successful in improving
and extending the Hall. It also maintains its car park, grass and
shrubs around the Hall.
the village, the Association organises the village lottery, arranges an
annual village quiz, provides the facilities for the annual Sutton Six and
Fun Runs and prints a local newsletter 3 times a year, called the Marigold.
Other social activities have been arranged in previous years, such as a
Caribbean Evening, Valentines Dance and wine tasting, but these have fallen
off lately because of a lack of an organiser.
The Association also speaks on behalf of the village to various interested bodies, for example Cheshire West and Cheshire council, and always seeks to promote the village and its inhabitants. It is a convenient way of contacting a number of organisations that use the Hall and the Association acts as an intermediary between these groups and the Councils as well as canvassing the views of the village through the Association’s members.
it like our Parish Council?
The Community Association is a group of volunteers who meet and work to progress the interests of the village. It is solely financed by fund raising activities, by the village lottery, by the surplus generated by the Hall, and by voluntary contributions. It is set up as a registered charity and does not pay out money to any employees or officers.
Two main committees
· An Executive Committee who
oversees the general activities of the Association, including running the
lottery, arranging social functions, managing the major items of
expenditure, such as the Marigold Room extension, and takes a view on the
policy decisions affecting the Association. Members are elected to this
committee at the Annual Meeting held in May.
Hall Management Committee, who looks after the day to day management of
the Village Hall. This is composed of a representative from each of the
various groups who use the Hall and they decide on the everyday matters,
which affect the Hall and the User Groups.
explained above, the Council Tax does not contribute to the Village Hall in
any way. The Village Hall is run by the Association, which is set up as a
registered charity, and is totally financed by the income from the Hall and
by any other fund raising activities that we may organise.
can I help?
you care about what happens in the village, you think it is about time that
we had another of those marvellous Caribbean Evenings, you would like to
have a say in how the Hall is managed and how it develops, and you recognise
that an organisation such as this does not just ‘run itself’, then
please help by contacting the Chairman of the Association, Derek Hughes, on
The Village Quiz takes place in the Spring, usually in March or April. It
is organised on a team basis, with teams of 6 people pitting their wits
against our Quizmaster, Al Christmas. A first class platter is
provided for supper, and a bar is open for the sale of several wines, beer,
lager and soft drinks. The winners receive some thirst quenching prizes.
Sutton Six and Fun Runs
See information here
Village Lottery (Lottery Registration No:
than twenty years ago, we started our lottery to assist with the fundraising
for the construction and upkeep of the Village Hall. It is still
successfully in operation today, providing a valuable contribution to the
Village Hall funds.
weekly stake of only 25p buys a number for entry into the draw which takes
place every three months. Prizes start at £100 for the first number
drawn, with other prizes ranging down to £10. Stake money is
collected regularly by local area representatives, or can be paid direct by Standing
Order. A form can be obtained from the promoter.
need to replace original members who have left the village, so if you are
interested in supporting this venture as well as the chance of winning a
prize then please complete a Standing Order form which you can
obtain from our promoter, John Riley (Tel 300849), who can also give
you further details about the lottery.
The Marigold is published by the Community Association, and distributed to every house in
the village three times a year. It is edited by John Beavan, who does an
excellent job preparing a six page magazine telling us all what is happening
in the village, and who all the local contacts are. This includes all the
various voluntary groups who meet in the Village Hall and the other halls in
the village, plus the names of the Parish, City and County Councillors, and
other handy-to-know names.
If you wish
to include an item in the Marigold, please contact the editor (Tel:
The hall is available to everyone.
If you would like to book the Village hall for a party or any other event please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 0795 866 5663 and Matt will return your call.