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The Hayling Ferry Trust was set up in June 2016 by a Group of three acting Trustees: 


CLARE SATCHWELL - HBC Councillor & Hayling Island resident (caretaker capacity only / ongoing)

MARK COATES - Hayling Island resident (advisory capacity only / no administrative involvement / lapsed Aug 2016)

ALLI WILTSHIRE - Hayling Island resident (advisory capacity only / no administrative involvement / lapsed Aug 2016)

An ongoing  review of the role and structure of the Trust is underway.


The 2017 Report & Accounts are now available on this WEBsite - 21st June 2017. 


Any specific queries should be directed to Clare Satchwell via Email or 07703 185069.

Queries can also be directed via the Contact Form below.


Once the review is complete, and the role of the Trust determined, the position regarding Trustees will be finalised.

This is an outline of the typical roles and responsibilities of a permanent Trustee.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of a trustee are:

  • To ensure that the trust pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document

  • To ensure the Trust applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the Trust must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives

  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the trust, setting overall policy

  • To safeguard the good name and values of the trust

  • To represent the trust at functions and meetings as appropriate

  • To declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a trustee

  • To be collectively responsible for the actions of the trust and other trustees

  • To abide by the equal opportunities policy

  • To ensure the financial stability of the trust

  • To attend meetings, and to read papers in advance of meetings

Trustee Personal Attributes
Each trustee must have:

  • Integrity

  • A commitment to the trust and its objectives

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee

  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

The board of Trustees will need skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Financial management

  • Legal matters

  • Fundraising

  • Public Relations

  • Marketing

  • Maritime

There may also be additional roles not forming part of the board of trustees.

Exclusions from becoming a Trustee

Applicants will be excluded if they: 

  • Have been convicted of any offence involving dishonesty or deception;

  • Have been adjudged bankrupt or sequestration of their estate has been awarded and (in either case) they have not been discharged;

  • Have made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors and have not been discharged in respect of it;

  • Have been removed from the office of organisation trustee or trustee for a organisation by an order made by the Commissioners or by the High Court, on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of the organisation for which they were responsible or to which they were privy, or which they by their conduct contributed to or facilitated;

  • Have been removed, under Section 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 (powers of Court of Session to deal with management of charities), from being concerned in the management or control of anybody;

  • Are subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration order).

For further information please Email:

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