SpArC re-opening

If you have comments – good or bad – on the re-opening of SpArC
would you give/email them to one of the following trustees, please:

Kevin Bavastock –
Mandy Cooke –
Ryan Davies –
Reuben Thorley –
Nigel Hartin –
Graham Hemmings –
Ruth Houghton –
Nicola Pugh –
Sandra Reynolds –
Jean Shirley –



Our new charity, Sport and Arts in the Community ( SpArC) South West Shropshire 1170997 (yes it is a bit of a mouthful!) is now officially registered and trustees have been appointed. Jean Shirley and Richard Whately, who have worked tirelessly over the last year to set this up, are now part of the group of trustees sharing the skills we need to represent theatre and leisure users across SW Shropshire.
We are working closely with Shropshire County Council and Teme Leisure, who manage the centre.
This is a complete list of trustees, as of January 2018.

Trustee Duration Email Phone
Kevin Bavastock Jan 2020 07816 910929
Kerry Brown Jan 2021 07954 571870
Mandy Cooke Jan 2020 01588 630127
Heather Davies Apr 2020 01743 792031
Ryan Davies Apr 2020 01547 528642
Reuben Thorley 01588 638257
Geoff Grimes Jan 2021 07778 514636
Nigel Hartin Jan 2020 07583 962292
Graham Hemmings Jan 2020 07870 336117
Ruth Houghton Mar 2020 01588 638352
Jean Shirley Jan 2021 01588 638877
Richard Whately Jan 2021 01547 510681

Jean says;  “Our mission is for trustees, volunteers and supporters to work together to;

  • Produce a business plan
  • Agree a facilities improvement plan
  • Agree a marketing plan
  • Raise and allocate campaign funds·
  • Continue to act as a pressure group

Richard says; “As a small  community, we have shown just how much we can achieve in a short time, by working together to raise over £80k and winning the M&S competition for a new pool cover. The new charity pulls all of this together and is a really positive next step for us”
If you feel you can make a contribution to the future of SpArC in any way, please contact us. We are particularly in need of more fundraising committee volunteers and help with IT on this website and on our Facebook page.