Membership of Westbourne Community Trust is open to people who live or work in the parish of Westbourne.

Registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Westbourne Community Trust is a community-led organisation managed by volunteers with support from professionals where specific skills or expertise is required.

Because we are a community organisation, our membership and our board are also from the community. All registered members can participate in the election of the board.

The board shall consist of between five and 12 members and will direct the activities of the trust in accordance with its objects and rules. Board members are elected for three years.

All those who live and work in Westbourne and support the aims of the trust are invited to become members.


Cooperative and community benefit societies must operate within a national framework of rules and regulations but are encouraged to develop local policies which help to ensure the smooth functioning of the organisation. The local governance policies of the WCT once approved will be published on this page.