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Snow Hill Gateway Trust
These properties were compulsorily purchased by Bath City Council in the 1950s, when the whole area of Snow Hill was cleared to build social housing. The Council exchanged the original site for a new one on the opposite side of Snow Hill, and erected our present building on it. The sites were exchanged formally in a deed of 8 April 1965. The building was opened in 1963 as the new parish hall for Walcot church and was used for many years for a wide range of parish purposes. This came to an end when St Swithin’s was completely refurbished in 2007. The centre was re-opened and renamed the Gateway Centre in 2010, under the guiding principle that events and activities should be organised and run by local people with the minimum of support from our qualified youth and community worker Domenica Oatley (Domi), who manages the centre. The need to modernise the building prompted us to review the governance of the trust. New trustees were appointed on 4 December 2013 and, after discussion with the Charity Commission, a new governing document was agreed on 8 July 2014. The trustees are: Howard Mathers CBE (chair). Engineer and naval architect, with public and private sector experience of business planning and project management. Brenda Carter, who trained as a counsellor and has experience of community development in South Africa and the UK, and of owning and running a 100-seater restaurant in the centre of Bath. Alastair Gibson BSc MRICS. Chartered surveyor and managing director of a local house-building business. He previously project-managed the £1m refurbishment of St Swithin’s church. We have a vacancy for secretary of the trust, after Henry Brown stood down in August 2015.  The objectives of the charity are: 1. To promote the benefit of the residents of Bath, and in particular of the Snow Hill and London Road area, and to advance the development of the community in that area, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions, by securing the establishment of a community centre in Snow Hill and by maintaining the same, whether alone or in cooperation with any other person or body, in furtherance of these objects, by associating together the said residents and the local statutory, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, and by providing facilities for community-based recreation and leisure occupations in the interests of social welfare. 2. To advance the Christian faith. 3. To pursue such other charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Bath as the Vicar and Churchwardens of the Parish of Walcot shall from time to time direct.   
The trust dates from 1919 when certain properties in Snow Hill Bath (on the left in the first picture) including an old stone hall (right hand picture) were placed in trust for the purposes of Walcot church.
Snow Hill Gateway Trust, charity no 1157851. Registered office: 91 Highgate, Longmead Terrace, Bath BA2 3WL
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The trust dates from 1919 when certain properties in Snow Hill Bath (on the left above) including an old stone hall (below) were placed in trust for the purposes of Walcot church. These properties were compulsorily purchased by Bath City Council in the 1950s, when the whole area of Snow Hill was cleared to build social housing. The Council exchanged the original site for a new one on the opposite side of Snow Hill, and erected our present building on it. The sites were exchanged formally in a deed of 8 April 1965. The building was opened in 1963 as the new parish hall for Walcot church and was used for many years for a wide range of parish purposes. This came to an end when St Swithin’s was completely refurbished in 2007. The centre was re-opened and renamed the Gateway Centre in 2010, under the guiding principle that events and activities should be organised and run by local people with the minimum of support from our qualified youth and community worker Domenica Oatley (Domi), who manages the centre. The need to modernise the building prompted us to review the governance of the trust. New trustees were appointed on 4 December 2013 and, after discussion with the Charity Commission, a new governing document was agreed on 8 July 2014. The trustees are: Howard Mathers CBE (chair). Engineer and naval architect, with public and private sector experience of business planning and project management. Brenda Carter, who trained as a counsellor and has experience of community development in South Africa and the UK, and of owning and running a 100- seater restaurant in the centre of Bath. Alastair Gibson BSc MRICS. Chartered surveyor and managing director of a local house- building business. He previously project- managed the £1m refurbishment of St Swithin’s church. We have a vacancy for secretary of the trust after Henry Brown stood down in August 2015. The objectives of the charity are: 1. To promote the benefit of the residents of Bath, and in particular of the Snow Hill and London Road area, and to advance the development of the community in that area, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions, by securing the establishment of a community centre in Snow Hill and by maintaining the same, whether alone or in cooperation with any other person or body, in furtherance of these objects, by associating together the said residents and the local statutory, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, and by providing facilities for community-based recreation and leisure occupations in the interests of social welfare. 2. To advance the Christian faith. 3. To pursue such other charitable purposes for the benefit of the inhabitants of Bath as the Vicar and Churchwardens of the Parish of Walcot shall from time to time direct. 
Snow Hill Gateway Trust, charity no 1157851 Registered office: 91 Highgate, Longmead Terrace, Bath BA2 3WL
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