The Downderry and Seaton Community Fund
Residents, and friends, of Downderry and Seaton are invited to contribute to a Community Fund, the purpose of which is restricted to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life of local residents.
The Downderry and Seaton Community Fund was launched at a public meeting in February 2016 in response to an initiative led by the village’s Residents Association, DASRA, to secure over the long term the community’s key assets, commencing with the need for a continuing post office service. There was growing concern that the loss of such a vital asset could, in time, lead to the closure or sale of other assets that threatened the quality of life and facilities for residents in Downderrry and Seaton. Discussions at that February meeting highlighted such threats and residents wholeheartedly gave their agreement to the establishment of the Fund.
Subscriptions were made into the newly established fund, which enabled financial support to be given to retain a full post office service for a further two years. When the owners of the local store relinquished their Post Office contract as from March 2018, a part time outreach service was negotiated, albeit one with reduced hours. With this alternative service in place, continuing financial support for a post office service was no longer needed, so the management committee of DASRA began a review of the Community Fund.
A meeting, to which all subscribers had been invited, was held on 10th September 2018 to review the current position and address the future of the fund. The meeting overwhelming agreed to the committee’s proposal that the Community Fund continues, and be used to protect and support other assets that are key to the local community. It also planned for the Fund to be expanded to attract new subscribers.
The elected members of DASRA’s Management Committee were given the authority and responsibility to manage all funds raised in support of the Association’s objectives and to carry out these obligations with full transparency and accountability to local residents.
If you would like to support the Downderry and Seaton Community Fund, a donation of any amount would be much appreciated. Bank transfers would be the preferred method of payment or, if more convenient,a monthly/quarterly/annual bank Standing Order. One-off donations are also very welcome.
Bank Details: Santander
Sort Code: 09-01-53
Account Name: Downderry & Seaton Residents Association
Account No: 89643289
Reference: Community Fund
If you would prefer to do so with a cheque, please send your donation to Downderry and Seaton Residents Association and post it in the DaSRA Post box sited on the rear of the Community Notice Board in the centre of Downderry - next to Telehone Box. Thank you.
We are keen to keep all subscribers aware of all activities around the Community Fund, so if you make a donation, do please contact DaSRA with your email address so we can keep informed.
The Management Committee
DaSRA - Downderry and Seaton Residents Association