We are very pleased to announce the creation of a Management Committee to take responsibility for the running of the trust. It was always our intention to broaden the trust's responsibilities to include a range of additional activities like outreach into schools and a community archaeology project. The trust must also get better at doing certain things, of which more regular contact with our members is the most important. All this requires more people getting actively involved and pushing forward on specific parts of the agenda. We believe the Management Committee will enable this to happen.

The new Management Committee currently consists of the three trustees, Dick Lonsdale, Margaret Smith, Lynn Cartwright, Susan Monk and Oliver Robinson. Each member brings with them expertise and experience which will allow the trust to grow. It held its first meeting on 16th February and put into place a number of exciting initiatives. It will meet again on 6th April. We will be telling our members more in the next update, which should be circulated in about a week.