Who runs FLiSCA?
There are eight Board members, duly elected at the Annual General Meeting held in November each year. The Board as a whole meets four times each year.
The current members of the Board are:
Simon Coombe (Chairman)
Caroline Biebuyck (Treasurer)
Ruth Fulton (Limpley Stoke Parish Council Representative)
Annette Sharp (Galleries Management Group co-opted trustee)
Lee Newlyn (Secretary, FLiSCA)
This Board is split into two groups, performing different functions but under the overall umbrella of FLiSCA.
One part (known as the Galleries Management Group) oversees the shop itself. It works with the Shop Manager and a number of volunteers. Members of the FLiSCA Board fulfilling this role are Wags Firmin(Chair), Patrick Bdawson, Florence Rothman, and Annette Sharp.
The other four members of the Board (The Community Group) are responsible for generally overseeing FLiSCA, interacting with other groups within the community, and overseeing the Grants process.
The Board is also assisted by a secretary who attends Board meetings and assists in administrative matters. The present secretary is Lee Newlyn.
An analysis of FLiSCA’s grants revealed that, in the past 10years, FLiSCA has distributed £56,000 in grants with a roughly equal split between Freshford, Limpley Stoke and community groups.
Galleries lies at the heart of the combined neighbourhood of Freshford and Limpley Stoke and provides an important service as well as funding to support facilities for the less advantaged members of our community.
Who are the members?
All residents of the two parishes are automatically members.