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 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.


The members of the committee are currently:

  • Chair & Treasurer: Gill Shuck
  • Bookings Secretary: Betty Jennings
  • General Secretary: Jenny Manners (representing Wobbly Walkers)
  • Facilities Manager: Brian Turner
  • Bar Manager: Jean Turner
  • Committee Member: Louise Dennis
  • Committee Member: Jenny Manners
  • Committee Member: Becky Sonmez
  • Committee Member: Pat Briggs (representing the Brownies and Guides)
  • Committee Member: Lynda Hyde (representing North Petherton Town Council)
  • Committee Member: John Pepper (representing Toppers Carnival Club)
  • Committee Member: Jeff Collingwood (representing Probus)

User representatives

Committee members representing the regular users of the Community Centre are also 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.