Project Committee

The project to develop options for a new village hall for Avonwick and North Huish is being run by a small committee of volunteers. The community hall project is an independent committee and is separate from the parish council.

If you have any queries or questions for the committee about  the feasibility study, the community hall project or would like to get involved please email the secretary, Tristram Grevatt, who will present it to the committee at the next meeting. E-mail:

We always welcome new members, so if you would like to be part of the committee, please feel free to get in touch.

Vacancy: Treasurer

The Community Hall Project is seeking a treasurer to replace Richard Blackwell, who is standing down after six years of sterling support.

The volunteer role entails keeping track of the project's finances and paying occasional bills and expenses. The role is not particularly onerous, no formal qualifications are required, and anyone with experience of managing a budget, running a small business, or book-keeping may be suitable.

For the role of treasurer you will need the use of a computer and internet. The main duties of the treasurer are:

  • Book-keeping of accounts
  • Oversee finances associated with fund raising events and grants received
  • Provide a brief report and accounts update at committee meetings approximately once a month

For an informal chat about this position, please telephone the Secretary, Tristram Grevatt, on (01364) 73685 or e-mail

The Committee

Gudrun Wiersum


"Goodie" Wiersum has helped the project for many years, and joined the committee in 2017.

Tristram Grevatt


Tristram Grevatt joined the committee in 2015 following his election to North Huish Parish Council. He has lived in Avonwick, on and off, since the week the old hall was knocked down.

He  works as a graphic designer, but studied Civil Engineering at university. In his previous roles working for a group of language schools he was regularly involved in project planning, including refurbishments and new developments, and organising events, including an annual pantomime performed by foreign students.

He is Vice-chairman of North Huish Parish Council and a member of South Brent Amateur Dramatic Society. | (01364) 73685

Richard Blackwell

Outgoing Treasurer

I was born in Bakewell, The Peak District, Derbyshire famous for its Bakewell puddings. I have a daughter and granddaughter who still live in the Peak District.

After meeting Maureen, we moved to Hythe, Kent where we lived for many years. We moved to Avonwick in 2012.

I have always had my own building company (Hamwell Builders) currently thriving in the South Hams area.

I have held the post of treasurer for the Avonwick and North Huish Community Hall Project since 2015.

Jennifer Joule

Committee Member

Jennifer joined the ANHCHP in 2021