Penarth Arts and Crafts
The Penarth Pier Pavilion is leased from the Vale of Glamorgan Council for a period of 125 years from 2013. It is run by Penarth Arts and Crafts (PACL), a registered charity established in 1998 to provide a range of education programmes especially targeted at disadvantaged members of the community, to organise exhibitions of art and craft, and to renovate and sustain heritage buildings.
Since 2006, PACL has worked towards the refurbishment of the Penarth Pier Pavilion Building which is owned by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and had fallen into disrepair, successfully raising over £4million for the renovation project and will continue to run the building through its subsidiary, Penarth Pier Pavilion to fulfil their charitable objectives.
As with most charities Penarth Arts and Crafts (PACL) has a Board of Trustees with overall responsibility for the effective and efficient running of the charity. All members of the Board serve on an entirely voluntary basis and receive no payment for their work. Two of the Trustees are nominated by the local authorities i.e. The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Penarth Town Council. Many of the Trustees provide free advice, guidance and support to the charity reflecting their current or previous area of employment.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have very strict rules and regulations regarding the financial activities of charities. This particularly affects the complex area of VAT and, generally, charities are not permitted to undertake commercially related activities. Once again PACL has followed the example of most other charities in establishing a separate ‘trading company’ Penarth Pier Pavilion (PPP). PPP is responsible for the management of those income generating aspects of the Pavilion, including the Café, Cinema and areas of the Pavilion that are available for hire. The sole objective of PPP is to generate income for PACL and all surpluses are forwarded to the charity on an annual basis. PPP is overseen by a Board of Directors.
PACL Board of Trustees
- Mr Tom Bennett
- Mr Jonathan Jones
- Mr Peter Bussell (Board Secretary)
- Cllr Michael Cuddy (Nominated by Penarth Town Council)
- Prof. Tony Hazell (Board Chair)
- Ms Dorothy Johnson (Deputy Chair)
- Mr Bill Nolan
- Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Nominated by the VoG Council)
- Mrs Linda Wells
- Mr Peter Winstone
- Ms Louise Thomas
- Ms Patricia O’Sullivan
- Mr Andrew Healy
PPP Board of Directors
- Mr Peter Bussell (Trustee and Company Secretary)
- Ms Dorothy Johnson (Trustee and Board Chair)
- Mr Steve Thomas (Independent Director)
- Mr Peter Winstone (Trustee)
Above memberships as at 1st March 2016