Volunteer Making a Difference. How you can help your centre and the people who use it. We have history of volunteers who have done great things for the Trust since AG Linfield first guaranteed a loan in 1948. The British Empire Medal was awarded here. Volunteer Ashington Centre, Volunteer Ashington, Volunteer Sussex, Volunteer Horsham, Volunteer Worthing, Volunteer Storrington, Volunteer Steyning.
We always need your help and skills, from working with people to maintenance to communications and IT and the many more beside.
If you would like to help the village and make a difference, please contact one of the committee members or use contact us to find out more.
On the right is Margaret Alford accepting her British Empire Medal. Click on the picture to learn more ...
AG Linfield, later Sir Arthur George Linfield, was a co-founder of the Village Hall and Fields charity that birthed the Ashington Community Centre Trust in 1948-9 when the first Village Hall was officially opened. As well running and part-owning the well known local business, he moved to the Oast House and was a figure of renown locally and across the country professionally.
Sir AG Linfield is our first honouree in recognition of his work, 70 years go, in securing land and buildings, acting as guarantor for a loan of £1,500 and co-founding the charity and trust. He was also the first Chairman. We are grateful for his contribution that has so strongly inflenced the shape the trust and its work. Read more about his contribution here.
Sir AG Linfield was known for good works and was involved with countless organsisations throughout his life. He also acted as a horticultural advisor to the Queen. We are grateful to his grandson, Malcolm Linfield, for providing this fascinating biography and a picture of AG Linfield in 1949 with the West Sussex War Agricultural Executive Committee.
|Name||Role or Service||Dates|
|Anthony Gilsenan||Chairman||2014 - 2017|
||Chairman||2009 - 2014|
|Howard Tingley||Chairman||- 2008|
|Frank Willard||Chairman||1960s, 1970s|
|AG Linfield||Chairman||1940s, 1950s|
|Enid Foster||Secretary||1960s – 1980s|
|Frank Willard||Secretary||1940s, 1950s|
|Trevor Pratt||Treasurer||2011 - 2013|
|Howard Masterson||Treasurer||2008 - 2011|
|Roger Spreckley||Treasurer||To 2008|
|Mr Tipper||Treasurer||1960s, 1970s|