From its foundation in 1945, the Community Association has been governed democratically from within its membership.  As a registered charity (since 1962) we have a governing body of trustees who are elected annually at the AGM. You can see a list of the current trustees here.

The constituent members of the Association are:

  • organisations which are formally affiliated to the Association – they must be charitable or not-for-profit, and committed to the charitable aims of the Association
  • individual local members, who form an ‘Individual Members’ group within the Association.

Each of these groupings appoints representatives who cast their votes in the elections and other general meetings of the Association.

The Board of Trustees meets formally six times a year. They are supported by committees who oversee the routine management of the Centre, the management of the Barn Theatre, and the various fundraising initiatives.

Usually twice a year, an open meeting – the Forum – is held.  This aims to provide information to everyone with an interest in the work of the Association, to gather their feedback about activities and developments at the Centre, and to discuss plans for the future.

Further information about our management can be found through the links below:

Day-to-day operation  of the Centre is carried out by our small team of office, premises and cafe staff, who are pleased to deal with questions and enquiries.  To get in touch, please see our contact page.

Southwick Community Centre Thank You, Trustees

To all our trustees, thank you. Your wisdom, guidance, and commitment profoundly impact our Centre and our community. We deeply appreciate your service and look forward to continuing to build our community together.

Quick links to the information

Highlights of the Southwick Community Centre