Halsway Manor Society is a registered Charity No: 247230 and a Company limited by guarantee No: 849615. It was founded in May 1965 to promote interest and participation in the folk arts.
Annual report and financial statements 2012
Read our ANNUAL REPORT 2012 and our FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2011-12.
Our charitable purposes
To promote and support the practice of the traditional folk arts, especially as practised in England. This includes traditional dance, music, song, folklore, storytelling, arts and crafts.
To conserve, maintain and develop Halsway Manor as a hub for these activities.
There were 324 Members of the Society in 2012. We encourage anyone who supports the aims of the Society to become a member. The Company Secretary on the Board of Trustees provides advice and support for anyone wishing to do so. Applicants are required to be proposed and seconded by Members of the Society and to pay an annual subscription which is currently £22 per year. For more information about becoming a member phone 01984 618274 or EMAIL.
Our Board of Trustees is drawn from the membership of the Society. Trustees are volunteers who have the responsibility for directing the affairs of the Society, ensuring that it is well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it was set up.
In the year ended 31st March 2012 the Trustees were E Bromell, A B Corkett, R Goodswen, P Hendy (appointed 2 October 2011), K Lamport, C R Little (Company Secretary), E Norman, R Phipps, G Poole, D Seabright, R Williams (Chair).
EMAIL Robin Williams the Chair of Trustees.
Recruitment of Trustees
We are looking for people with good interpersonal skills, relevant useful professional or voluntary experience, energy and drive to join our board of trustees. DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION & APPLICATION PACK. APPLICATION FORM IN WORD. ANNUAL REPORT 2012.
The Board of Trustees has set objectives for the Chief Executive as follows :
To achieve a balanced budget by 2012,
To widen the age range of participants - by attracting new people to existing courses and introducing new courses aimed at a range of age groups including young people,
Improving the educational standard of courses – by providing a range of activities for all abilities and ensuring consistent high quality teaching / course leadership.
What we do
To achieve our objectives we provide
a range of residential courses and non-residential classes, events and activities including traditional dance, music, song, storytelling / folklore and arts and crafts, throughout the year,
a unique library that contains over 5,000 books and audio recordings about folk music, dance, song, history and folklore that is free to use for visitors and the public generally,
the buildings and grounds at Halsway Manor for use by visitors and participants.
Who benefits from our activities ?
In the year which ended 31st March 2012 more than 1600 people attended residential courses and non-residential events and activities at Halsway Manor. Our activities are open to all who are interested in the folk arts. Participants come from all over the United Kingdom and as far afield as Europe and the USA.
The Trustees delegate the day to day running of the Society to the Chief Executive Officer, Paul James, who took up the post in March 2011. The Chief Executive Officer manages a staff team of 15 staff (full and part-time) who are employed by the Society. Staff are responsible for developing the annual programme of courses, events and activities, financial, business and operational management and delivery. Some maintenance services are provided by external contractors.
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The Society benefits from the support of volunteers who undertake a variety of tasks including cataloguing the library collection, running the 200 Club, helping to maintain the gardens and running the shop. Funds raised by the 200 Club and the profits from the shop are donated to the Society to support its charitable aims. Many supporters from folk and dance clubs, groups and organisations also raise funds through their activities which they donate to the Society.
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Registered office : Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset. TA4 4BD.
Auditors : Albert Goodman LLP, Mary Street House, Mary Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3NW.