In June 2016 the Archibald Corbett Society and the Corbett Residents’ Association joined forces to form a company limited by guarantee and a charity with the intention of saving the Torridon Road Library from being closed down by the Council and which re-opened as a community library and arts and heritage centre at the end of October 2016.
The company limited by guarantee acts as the legal structure to run the Charity. The Company has a Board of directors and the Charity has Trustees. It is the responsibility of both the board and the Trustees to ensure the organisation is run in accordance with the Articles of Association which govern how the Centre is operated in accordance with its objects.
Board members/Trustees are also responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the ACCLAHC to include publishing a report and accounts each year which is filed at Companies House and the Charities Commission. The Board meets bi monthly where it discusses finances, how the Library is operating on a day to day basis and the future development of the Centre to ensure its long term sustainability.
There are currently nine Board members who are also the Trustees of the Charity and a Secretary. Our board members all live, or have lived, on the Corbett Estate and have a range of experience in building management, accountancy, education, child welfare, community business management, media, fundraising, IT and health.
We are always looking for new members from our local community who feel they could contribute skills and ideas that will help maintain and develop the Centre as a vibrant asset for the benefit of local residents.
If you are interested, please contact our Chair, Pat Merry.
Secretary of the Archibald Corbett Society