Red Store AGM - TODAY
Monday 12th March 2018
THE RED STORE LERRYN CIC
THE 10th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018
The Directors would like to invite you, members of our Community, to join them at this meeting in The Red Store and to help us celebrate 10 years as a Community Interest Company with wine and nibbles afterwards.
For those of you who may be new to the area, The Red Store is a waterside multi-purpose community venue on the south bank of the river in Lerryn. It was built about 1870 and was used as a river warehouse, as such it was very important for the village and surrounding area. When road transport took over from boats, The Red Store ceased to be used as a warehouse and became an office and workshops at different times until the owners indicated it was for sale. The two Parish Councils raised money for the purchase and restoration, with grants and Heritage Lottery funding, work commenced in 2005 and was completed the following year. The building is owned by St Veep Parish Council.
The upper floor is two self-contained workshops for local people doing arts and crafts; the lower floor, known as The Gallery, is available to hire for exhibitions, private functions, seminars, teaching classes, meetings, local groups and the food & wine fairs. The revenue from the building provides for the maintenance of it.
The Red Store became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2006 and is run by 8 directors including a chairperson, treasurer, booking secretary and someone from each of the Parish Councils supported by a company secretary, they meet about 6 times a year plus the AGM. There are currently about 40 members or if you prefer supporters, who are interested in the building and what happens there. Anyone can become a member and we would like to expand our numbers and welcome fresh ideas, there is no cost to joining except a promise to pay £1.00 in the event of the company becoming liquidated. Membership forms will be available at the AGM, please come along and help our efforts.