10 August 2023

Help us secure the buildings at Sinai by joining us as a Trustee

Sinai Park House Trust, the registered charity dedicated to the restoration of the oldest property in Burton Upon Trent, Grade II* Sinai Park House is looking to recruit additional trustees.

This follows on from its successful bid for a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to develop a detailed route map to secure the buildings and restore their future use, including greater public access. Sinai Park House is in the top 7% of important buildings in the country and is situated within a Scheduled Ancient Monument moated site with Roman and Knights Templar connections.

The Trust is keen to recruit individuals with interest, knowledge and potentially skills, related to all and any aspects of the restoration of the derelict parts of Sinai and their transformation into a wellbeing and education centre, welcoming visitors to the tranquillity, biodiversity, and antiquity of the site. The role of Trustee is a voluntary one and its principal function is to ‘govern, direct, and control’ the Trust through collective decision making with all Trustees equal in this role. Trustees are also there to be a pool of expertise and advice for Sinai’s consultants, suppliers, staff, and volunteers.

Commenting on the Trustee recruitment drive, the Sinai Park House Trust project manager, Laura Wigg-Bailey said, “Sinai Park House has now been on the ‘heritage at risk’ register for 24 years, and it is vital that restoration works begin soon while there is still a chance of physical repair. With the Heritage Lottery grant secured in order to plan the best route forward - and address the environmental, social and economic regeneration objectives of the Burton Upon Trent community - it is felt that the overall project would benefit from fresh input from a mix of new and existing Trustees. Some of the current Trustees have been in post for over seven years and with the new impetus from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this is a really good time to structure a new Board of Trustees to take the project forward over the next five to ten years.”

Anyone wishing to find out more without any commitment at this stage should get in touch with the Sinai Park House Trust Project Manager Laura Wigg-Bailey via laura@sinaiparkhouse.co.uk or call 07966 208301 for an informal chat.

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