St. Ives Trust

Dissolving the Trust

In the light of changing circumstances, the Trustees have met to review the work of the St Ives Trust and the successes achieved over recent years.

  1. The establishment of the St Ives Neighborhood Plan, for which we campaigned, and initiated through informative talks and meetings. Our members and Trustees contributed throughout forming part of the community-led committees that developed the plan.
  2. We helped with the research to gather the communities desires for St Ives that was integrated into the Neighborhood Plan as the ‘St Ives Action Plan’.
  3. Establishing recognition of the need for work space in the town to support craft; art based practice and the creative industries.

Much of this work has now been taken up through the formation of task specific organisations in the town. These include the St Ives Land Trust that is dedicated to preserving community assets for work space and supporting local housing needs.
In addition the St Ives Workstation has been formed to establish a new digital economy for St Ives, supporting the development and expansion of existing businesses and providing a variety of work space opportunities.

As a result of these successes that we have contributed to, we now feel that much of the Trust’s central concerns are better fulfilled through these new organisations. We think that the time is right to bring the activity of the St Ives Trust to an end and we encourage our members who wish to continue to support our declared aims to do so through supporting these new organisations; the St Ives Land Trust and the St Ives Workstation.

The Trustees held a members meeting on 21st December 2017 at the Porthmeor Studios. Members were advised by post and the meeting was notified in the St Ives Times and Echo. As a result of the discussions at that meeting we confirm that as of this date the St Ives Trust has been dissolved and we will not be accepting any further donations, existing members should take action to ensure that their bank instructions for the payment of annual subscriptions are cancelled.

We thank you for your support over the years to help maintain St Ives as this vibrant community.

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