The Brentor Community Trust is a charitable trust whose roots go back to 1978, following a severe blizzard during which the village was cut off for four days.
A group of villagers founded the ‘Brentor Community Centre’ in August 1978 whose aims were:
(i) ‘to support and promote activities which contribute to the community good in Brentor.
(ii) to publish a monthly newsletter (The Brentor News) on a non-profit making basis and to distribute it to all households in Brentor for the benefit of the community’
A Village Shop run entirely by volunteers was established, soon to be followed by a pre-school playgroup and a youth club. Changes in the village in the intervening years altered the activities organised by the ‘Brentor Community Centre’ and it was converted into a charitable trust (‘The Brentor Community Trust’) in May 2008.
Its aim is ‘to promote and support activities which enhance education, communication and social interaction for the benefit of the community of the parish of Brentor and surrounding areas in West Devon’.
The Trust is currently responsible for:
The Brentor News
The Brentor News was first published in November 1979. It has been circulated monthly without fail and free of charge to every household in the village ever since then.
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Brentor Living Archive
The Brentor Archive Group was established under the auspices of the Brentor Community Centre in 2001 and an agreed constitution was adopted in 2003. Its main activity is to establish The Brentor Living Archive which will involve the community in exploring the history of Brentor and appreciating the continuing relevance of this evolving story to contemporary village life. The group works through personal contact and individual research, and has brought together more than 800 items (photographs, documents, notes) relating to the social history of Brentor.
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Brentor Village Website
This website is the latest BCT project. It was started at a meeting of interested Brentor Parish residents in August 2008, and went live in April 2009 after a development period involving at least ten Brentor ‘contributing editors’, each of whom wrote articles about their particular interests or responsibilities, supported by a general editor and a web development specialist, all residents of Brentor.
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