The story of ACT began with the closure of the Anstice Working Men’s Club in February 2014, this produced a quick response from concerned local people, who felt that the Anstice was central to the identity of Madeley and had been for almost 150 years.
They approached Madeley Town Council to seek support, and working with staff and Councillors formed the Anstice Community Team. From April 2014 volunteers began consultation on the streets of Madeley, outside The Anstice and at local events. By the late summer it was clear that many local people held a genuine passion to keep the building.
On 13th July 2015 ‘The Anstice Community Trust’ (ACT) was registered with the Commission (Charity No: 1162626). The Current Trustees are: –
Lyndy Boden (Chair), June Campbell (Secretary), Karen Price (Treasurer), Chun Bagry, Ian Duffy, Gill Green, Dot Holden, Melanie MacCarthy, Rita Mannering, Julie Morgan, Stephenie Shinton, and Paul Watling.