North Petherton Community Centre not only exists for the benefit of the local community, it belongs to the community and is run entirely by volunteers.

The centre is managed by the members of the North Petherton Community Centre Management Committee and all regular users and other local organisations are entitled to request a place on it. Management Committee members each have a vote on the committee's decisions and are responsible for governing the Community Centre in accordance with our constitution, the lease of the land and the law. The committee meets every other month and also holds an Annual General Meeting, which is open to the public, each spring.

Committee officers

The officers of the committee are currently:

  • Chair:
  • Vice Chair: Stan Robson
  • Treasurer: Gill Shuck
  • Bookings Secretary: Betty Jennings
  • General Secretary: Louise Dennis
  • Facilities Manager: Brian Turner
  • Technical: Mike Tompsett
  • Committee Member: Pat Briggs
  • Committee Member: Lynda Hyde
  • Committee Member: Jenny Manners

Committee members

Committee members representing the regular users of the Community Centre are included alongside their entries on our what's on page.

Charitable status

North Petherton Community Centre has been registered as a charity with the Charity Commission since 15th February 1985. Our registration number is 291048.


The Community Centre buildings are held in trust for the benefit of the people of the Parish of North Petherton. The land on which the centre is built, together with the car park, is leased from Sedgemoor District Council at a peppercorn rent.