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Aims & activities

Providing an archive and exhibition of local history artefacts, photographs, maps and documents. The hiring out of rooms to local societies and clubs and the holding of fund raising events for the Charity.

Charitable status

The Galleywood Heritage Centre is a UK registered Charity No. 1128416. The Organisation is not registered for VAT.


The property and the trust fund and its income shall be applied for the benefit of the inhabitants of Galleywood and the surrounding areas without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together inhabitants, local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, in particular in the heritage of the local area and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for the recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants, which shall include the maintenance and management of a heritage and community centre in Galleywood for the benefit of the public.

The Trust Deed

The Trust Deed sets out what the Centre does and how it is managed and governed. Copies of the Gallewood Heritage CentreTrust deed can be downloaded here (The Deed has two amendments):-



AS AMENDED BY DEED DATED 16 AUG 2017 - current version

Details of the operations, documents and finances of the Centre are reported to the Charity Commission can be referenced on the Charity Commission website


The Centre is Manageed by a board of Trustees (The Management committee) A list of current trustees is held by the Charities Commission and can be referenced using the Charity Commission website

Jean Mary Blake


Robert John Cummin


Jane Elizabeth Edwards


Appointed: Galleywood Parish Council

Richard Joseph John Hyland

Appointed: Chelmsford City Council

Anthony John McQuiggan


Graham Thomas Mundy


Neville James Adrian Paul

Appointed: Galleywood Parish Council

Janette Anita Potter


Appointed: Galleywood Parish Council

Stephanie Troop (Chair)


John Henry Turkentine


Robert Alfred Villa





Elections of Elected Trustees (x5) and co-opted Trustees (x2) take place annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or at a Special General Meeting (SGM). Appointed Trustees (3+1) are confirmed each year by their appointing body. Eleven maximum.

Trustee nomination forms can be downloaded here or collected from the office


The Centre is admisistered day to day by the staff of the Centre who report to the Trustees through the Management board.

Normal communication

Default list of recipients

Max Tanner


Marie Hyland


About the site and Buildings

GHC opening 600 x 400.JPGThe Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Building, outbuildings, the grounds and the Carpark are leased to The Trust from The Chelmsford City Council in perpituity. The Charitable Trust took over the operation of the delapidated buildings and grounds in 2008. The site formally housed the  Galleywood Race Course Grandstands until the last races in 1937. The site was purchased by the then Chelmsford Borough Council in 1945 and used initially as a depot and maintenance facility. 

In 2008 The community helped to refurbish the facilities and the Centre opened with charitable status on the 14th November 2009.