In January we published a news article “Changes to the way Gunnersbury will be governed“. This article had a collection of important background documents – click on the green title if you want to open it. The plans are to upgrade the Gunnersbury Park Development Trust into the leading body to manage the estate, with the Community Interest Company as its operating arm. It may sound a bit dull and legalistic, but it has very positive implications for the future of Gunnersbury. The most important element now is to ensure that good, capable and committed people are recruited to the new Trust, as both the new Chair and new members of the board.
The Gunnersbury Park Development Trust has now sent out an invitation, with lots of information, to encourage people to apply to be new members of the Trust. The deadline is 9th September. You can find this invitation here: Gunnersbury is looking for local trustees
There is an eight-page information pack which outlines what the trustees will be doing over the next few years. You can download it here.
We do urge our members and readers of this website to take a close look at the information pack – if only because it is a summary of what has been done, and what needs still to be done, at Gunnersbury. Please consider if joining this Trust is something you can do – it will require a lot of work and a deep commitment, but will also be so rewarding to be part of making the Park and the Museum – loved in so many different ways by so many local people – a flourishing and thriving place.
Here is the press release which introduced the information pack:
Gunnersbury is looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to apply to become trustees and a chair of the charity that runs the park.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to help develop and shape one of the area’s most important and popular amenities.
Gunnersbury already has so much to offer –from our Grade II* listed heritage park to our history museum, our celebrations of life in West London and now our brand new sports pitches and children’s play areas.
But we’ve got ambitious plans for further improvements to the park. This includes an exciting programme that celebrates the rich culture and history of our local area – keeping Gunnersbury a destination all year round. To deliver this and to improve the way in which it’s run, Gunnersbury is integrating to become a charity.
Do you believe that you can help us to achieve our vision for Gunnersbury? If you have two or more of the following we would very much like to hear from you:
knowledge and understanding of the local area and its diverse communities
experience of working within or serving on the board of a public sector, not for profit or charitable organisation
knowledge, understanding and experience of the heritage sector;
experience of managing or commissioning services (for example relating to parks, museums, historic buildings, sports activities)
experience in leisure, hospitality and/or events industries
expertise in one of: fundraising, communications/marketing, community engagement, heritage and cultural sector, public parks and green spaces, accountancy, project management/strategic planning, or HR
More information: https://www.visitgunnersbury.org/news-blog/news/gunnersbury-is-looking-for-local-trustees/
23rd July 2022