Monkton Village Association
​Making our Village better
​​​Who We Are and What We Do

The need for a Village Association in Monkton was first formally identified during 2015. The possibility of forming a Village Association was subsequently discussed at a public open meeting held in the Lord Nelson in September 2015. Shortly after this meeting a Committee was formed and the aims and workings of the Village Association were agreed and documented in its Constitution.

​Our Aims
The aims of our Association are:
• to collect and represent its members’ views regarding the character, amenities, and environment of Monkton village.
• to work in cooperation with existing groups within the village and public bodies to provide or enhance local amenities and to improve, preserve and protect the village environment.
• to communicate to members regularly on matters of local importance, for example through flyers and open meetings.
• to promote a strong sense of village identity and community spirit.

​Our Members
Membership of the Association is open to all permanent residents of the Village of Monkton.  At the discretion of the Committee, the membership may be extended to other persons with an interest or involvement in the community affairs of Monkton village.

​Our Committee
The Association is managed by a Committee, which normally comprising around ten members.
The current members of the committee, listed with their key responsibilities:

Gerry Fionda               Chair
Mark Overton             Secretary
John Chapman          Treasurer
Sandra Quinn             Village / History Committee Representative
David Slowey              Village / History Committee Representative
Carolyn Clarke            Village Committee Representative
Brian Gardener           Village Committee Representative
Tom Quinn                    Village Committee Representative
Faisal Ali                         Village / Social Media Committee Representative
                        Village Committee Representative

New members to the committee are normally appointed at the Annual General Meeting which is normally held during April.

​Our Activities
Members of the Committee receive many suggestions from residents and these are discussed at the regular meetings of the Committee. In general the Committee will only action matters if the item is considered acceptable within the community as a whole. In terms of the workings of the Committee this means that all Committee members, and therefore the organisations that they represent, are all in agreement.

Many of the matters addressed by the Association involve working with local statutory bodies and organisations. These include South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Conservation Area, Durham, Wildlife Trust, Northumberland in Bloom, Royal Horticultural Society and Monkton Leek and flower show Society along with the local business’s of Monkton Village.

 We reflect and represent the views and concerns of residents to these organisations. Our frequent contact with these organisations also means we are often aware of forthcoming plans of these organisations which affect Monkton Village.

The Committee meet on a monthly basis, our next committee meeting is on the 12/06/19 in the Lord Nelson at 8:30pm. 

                                             If you wish to pass any ideas, comments or even issues, please contact us on;
                                                                                             [email protected]

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