HMRC Update

HPHA Project Development Coordinator

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Following our registration, as a Community Benefits Society with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) earlier this year, we made an application to the HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs), for exempt charitable status which was submitted at the end of August.

We are very pleased to confirm that we have now received confirmation from the HMRC that our application has been approved and that we are now a registered Charitable Community Benefits Society.

Our objects and purposes are solely charitable and our rules comply with the legislation governing the organisation model that we have adopted.

This is a significant achievement and a key milestone in our development as we move towards the start of the project to preserve, protect, restore and redevelop Hythe Pier. We now have the structure in place and the charitable status that we need.

We are working to finalise an agreement with Blue Funnel Ferries that will provide us with a legal status in the form of a long term lease on the Pier and allow the restoration project to commence in spring 2019.

This campaign began two years ago amidst great uncertainty with the very future of the pier, train and ferry being in very real doubt.

Throughout this period, we have remained consistent and clear about our objectives. We want to secure a long-term future for the pier, the historic railway and the associated buildings and structures. We want to create a vibrant facility for public benefit.

There is much work to be done and we need your help and support to achieve our goal. If you would like to become a volunteer and join our group then now is the time to register your interest.

Together we can make Hythe Pier a wonderful community facility.

Together we can protect and preserve this very important part of our history.

Together we can share the heritage of the pier train and ferry.

Together We Can.

Now that that we are just a few months from starting the project we are ready to recruit a full time Project Development Coordinator. We are inviting applications from anyone who may be interested in leading the next phase of the development and preparation. Please feel free to share this Project Development Coordinator advert. Applications will close on December 7th 2018.

Peter King.
Hythe Pier Heritage Association