Peter Woodman led the recovery and was Chairman of the Village Club committee for more than 20 years before he stood down in 2014.
“When I started in 1984 the ceiling in the ladies toilet had collapsed and we had £600 in the bank account,” said Peter. “The only membership we had was the whist club.”
Peter, with the help of lots of local people turned the club into a successful venue, which still runs many classes every week, as well as being a venue for local groups and clubs. The Village Club is run by a board of trustees who are all volunteers.
“We are grateful to Peter for all the work he has put in over the years and are keen to retain his continued support,” said Chairman of the trustees Sharon Morris. “Peter has an in depth knowledge of the fabric of the building and workings of Village Club, as well as significant experience of the voluntary sector.”
Peter’s new role is primarily as a figurehead for the Village Club as he continues to support the Trustees and the work they do.
“It’s been great fun thanks to a lot of help from a lot of people,” said Peter. “I am very honoured to have been given this role”.
“The people of Kingsclere have a valuable resource that would have been lost thanks to Peter’s leadership,” commented Alan Denness former Parish Council Chairman.