The Judge’s Lodging has been operating as a visitor attraction and community venue in Presteigne since 1997.
In 2016, the operation of the building was transferred from Powys County Council to an independent body, The Judge’s Lodging Trust.
Since then the organisation has successfully secured over £240,000 in grant funding.
Most significantly, this has enabled vital repair work to be carried out to the historic fabric, including the repainting of the imposing Grade II* listed façade.
We have provided employment for young people from the area, and some of you have become volunteers helping us look after our visitors and collections.
Despite the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis, the overwhelming view of the Directors was that as an important part of the community and economic eco-system of Presteigne, it was essential to re-open to visitors.
The Judge’s Lodging Trust is run by a Board of Directors which meets regularly to guide its’ operation and development.
Due to recent and impending retirements from the Board, we are currently seeking up to three new Directors from the Presteigne area.
The Judge’s Lodging has travelled a long way since it became an independent trust, and we have exciting plans for our future development. As part of this, we need Directors who can speak for and are from the local community.
Whilst no previous experience of being a Trustee or Director is required, we are looking for people who have a passion for the building and are willing to roll up their sleeves and get involved in securing the future of this remarkable building.
See the new website www.judgeslodging.org.uk
For further information, please contact Diane Gwilt, Chair, Board of Directors dianegwilt(at)btinternet.com