'The Reading Rooms' is a Registered Charity, number 301252.

It is managed by a committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting and has members who represent the regular users of the premises and the Town Council.

The committee meets every two months to :

      • consider the financial status of the Foundation,
      • review maintenance of the premises,
      • consider current and potential users of the premises,
      • review hire fees
      • attend to any other matter that is relevant to the wellbeing of the Foundation


The Annual General Meeting was held on 25 April 2017

Here is the Chairman's Report


The Committee of Trustees comprises:- 

      • Mr Keith Wood (Chairman) 
      • Mr Andy Maddocks (Vice-Chairman) 
      • Mr Mike Sinclair (Treasurer)
      • Mrs Sheila Pullin (Letting Officer) 
      • Mr Peter Sharp (Secretary) 
      • Mrs Mary Deane  
      • Mr Rod Rapley 
      • Mr Brin McPherson 
      • Mr Kevin Reilly
      • Mr Leslie Sheppard
      • Mrs Sam Ruston


Committe Members are:

      • Mrs Sue Rapley


The Friends of the Reading Rooms comprises:-

      • Mr Stephen Foggo 
      • Mr Matthew Ruston 
      • Mr Terry Gregson


At the time of the 2017 AGM there were no active Youth Delegate Members.