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About Us

Gosport Community Association is at the heart of Gosport and is run by its members

It is a unique organisation and one that Gosport can be very proud of. It is a Community Association in the truest sense and is used extensively by the people of Gosport and the surrounding area. 

The Community Association owns and manages Bury House and Thorngate Halls which provide excellent facilities for clubs, social events, weddings, parties, conferences, bereavements, and meetings.

Membership fees are kept to a minimum to make sure the facilities are affordable to the local community. This guarantees that the people of Gosport can partake and have a voice in the provision of community activities, clubs, and events.

Gosport Community Association is a registered Charity and is governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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Our Story

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In 1947 the Gosport Community Association was started by a group of enthusiastic members at Privett Secondary School and continued there for some 10 years.  Its firm aim through the years was “to have a Centre which would reflect the cultured personality of the Borough” and which would provide acceptable surroundings in which members could spend their free time in a variety of pursuits and pleasures.

 

In 1957 Bury House, a Georgian Town House with extensive grounds and owned by the Hospital Management Board was brought by the Association.  The Association since that date has grown rapidly and currently is used by a diverse cross-section of the residents of Gosport and its surrounds for classes, clubs, and private hire

 

The development of the Centre from the early days has been much dependant on the services of volunteers whose efforts and dedication have brought the Association from a couple of rooms in a local school to a Centre which all Gosport and its surrounds can be justly proud.

Our Trustees and Staff

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The control of Gosport Community Association is vested in the Board of Trustees/Directors who are the governing body of the Charity. 

 

They are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting and their function is to determine the general policy of the Association and be responsible for all aspects of its operation.

 

They are a team of local Volunteers who give their time freely to help improve the Centre and its services for the local community.  Meetings take place monthly and new applicants are always welcome. 

The following are the current Trustees/Directors of Gosport Community Association and can be contacted via reception.

Robin Young

Chairperson

Shelley Goodman

Trustee

Derek Beard

Trustee

Mark Goodman

Trustee

Terry Poole

Treasurer

Wendy Debeugny

Trustee

Paul Croucher

Trustee

Robert Skiller

Trustee

Diane Lennon

Secretary

Rebecca Caudery

Trustee

David Dick

Trustee

 Our friendly and efficient team of Staff run the Centre, are always on hand to deal with enquiries and ensure that we offer the best possible service to our members. 

Sonia Bennett

Administration Manager

Paula Barstow

Accounts Administrator

Chris Hyde

Assistant Site Manager

Sarah Walsh

Bar Manager

Sue Russell

Receptionist

Paul Ridley

Site Supervisor

Phil Taylor

Site Manager

Sandie Freer

Receptionist

Mick Gunn

Site Supervisor

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