Dear Supporter 

Where have the past two years gone?  On 4th October 2018 in Victory Primary School there were lots of ideas on what the Community could do here once the children moved to their new school, then still in the planning stages.
 

We were warned that our dreams would take time and effort and there were delays.  The new school building, first scheduled to be opened last August, will be completed one day despite, like so much else, being affected by Covid 19.  We are working steadily on ways to promote a better normal as soon as we can.    More on that next time.   

Meanwhile the Heart of Newhaven Community with our iconic logo is steadily growing with people like you keen to support our programme of ideas.  

This update comes hard on the heels of one you may have just received about Membership of our SCIO – Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.   It’s a bit technical, so I’ll try to explain.   

We registered the Heart of Newhaven Community SCIO SC049919, as the first step to qualify for the Community Asset Transfer of Victoria Primary School.  Our SCIO constitution allows different categories of membership and the letter sent recently showed which one we think fits you as you register, as I hope you will. 

Depending on which category you fall into, membership will give you a vote at meetings and so enable you to have your say in deciding what happens.

The “Asset” (the whole of the current school site) to be “Transferred” will belong to the Charity on behalf of the whole community:  so the name Heart of Newhaven Community is apt.  
 But it’s not just a place.  The beating pulse of the whole community already exists in people – YOU! –  living human beings.    A really good way to help create what the name shows is to register on the form you’ve hopefully been sent.

If you have any questions about membership, haven’t had a letter, or think you received the wrong one, then you can find out more HERE on the website. If you’re still in doubt, please feel free to contact me directly at chair@heartofnewhaven.co.uk and I’ll try to help.  .  

I hope the next one will be more exciting but we are definitely not just dreaming the time away and the next two years should be very impressive.

Rodney Matthews
Chair and Vision Facilitator
The Heart of Newhaven Community

 

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