You can join the Burgh Halls Trust by filling in the form attached below. Prospective members applications are approved at our bi-monthly board meetings and members receive news and other information throughout the year. Members are obliged to attend the AGM and have the right to vote on members of the board.
Alternatively, please write to
Willy Briody, Secretary Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE.
Tel. 0845 860 1856
About the Trust
The Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust was formed in November 2004.
It is a community based initiative that is a partnership between local residents, Cube and Maryhill Housing Associations, Glasgow City Council, Elected Members and officers of local organisations.
Structure of the Trust
The Board of the Trust is made up of members that between them have a considerable amount of relevant experience and skills to offer the Trust and guide it in the right direction. Up to 10 Individual Board Members are elected by the members of the Trust at the Annual General Meeting. There are currently around 140 members of the Trust. Current Board Members include the Head of Housing at Cube Housing Association and the Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing Association.
Eight of the Board members are either local residents or work in the local area and have been or are active in Community Development Work in the area over a number of years. The manager of Shakespeare Street Youth Club, who has been active in youth work in the area for around 20 years is also a Board Member as is a member of staff of the Youth Club who lives locally.
Also on the Board and currently Chair is the former Administrator on the Management team at East Park, an organisation based in Maryhill, which has provided education and supported accommodation for children and young people with disabilities since 1874.
In addition, the Board is assisted by experienced staff from the partner organisations, and the Company Secretary is Willy Briody.
The Trust has directly employed a Heritage Development Manager since April 2010, and has had a permanent Halls Manager since April 2011. The Trust is also supported and guided by very experienced technical, business planning, legal and property management and marketing consultants.
Cube Housing Association – Ann-Marie Fontana, Head of Housing
Maryhill Housing Association – currently awaiting a nomination
Glasgow City Council – currently awaiting a nomination
Individual Elected Directors
Donna McArthur (Chair)
Irene Scott (Vice-chair)
Ruth Oliver (Treasurer)
Willy Briody (Secretary)
Melanie Farrow - Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0845 860 1891
Heritage Development Manager
Christine Grady - Email email@example.com Tel. 0845 860 1878
Jamie Lumsden - Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 0845 860 1876