The Milverton Trust is a registered charity which was set up to protect and preserve features of the local area that are of special historical or architectural interest, has oversight of the protection and preservation of public rights of way in the Milverton area and also promotes other charitable purposes for the benefit of the Milverton inhabitants.
As a local charity, one of the Trust's duties is also to consider applications for funding for village 'good causes'. If any individual or organisation needs financial assistance, an application to the Trust will be welcome. During the Jubilee celebrations the Trust purchased medals for the primary schoolchildren, flower displays, a new notice board and helped fund the new commemorative bench.
For over twenty years the Trust undertook the organisation and management of Milverton's Annual Village Festival and Street Fair in May in order to raise funds for the village. In 2012 and 2013 this responsibility was delegated to Wiveliscombe and District Rotary Club. The Milverton Trust are now back at the helm and have run very successful Festival Street Fairs in May 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Please remember, grants from the Milverton Trust don't happen automatically, they have to be asked for! So, if you are local and have a project that needs funding, please write to the Chair, Huntash Barns, Milverton, TA4 1PX.
Our October 2016 Event:
The 22nd of October 2016 sees the long awaited launch of the book "Darlingest", the story of evacuees in Milverton during WWII. See poster for details of the afternoon book signing by author Elizabeth McDowell. The event doubles with a further celebration that evening with a 40s' styled Music & Dance, all in aid of raising funds for the new flooring of the Victoria Rooms. A good amount of WWII re-enactment will take place over the day with uniformed support from the Upottery Airfield Heritage Trust. Tickets are available at the Milverton Stores or directly by phoning the organiser on 01823 401 014.
The annual Milverton Festival Street Fair has been held on the May Bank Holiday for the last 28 years, raising funds for good causes in the Parish. Organised by The Milverton Trust, the Street Fair attracts a variety of stallholders selling a range of Arts and Crafts, Food and Textiles.
A range of entertainments are provided during the day catering for all the family. The picture below shows the Big Band playing at the junction of Fore Street and St Michaels Hill.