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Gresford Trust

Run by the village for the village

Welcome to Gresford Trust!



New Chairman 2015-16

Mr. Phil Jones

Phil is now retired after 47  years working in the Aircraft industry and for the majority of this time was in  IT and held the prestigious role of Information Technology Manager.  In parallel,  he  also held the position of Chairman of the company's Charity and Community programme, namely Charity  Challenge and, with a highly motivated team, helped raise almost £6 million for local and national charities.

He has remained active in the local community and currently holds several voluntary positions such including Nightingale House Hospice Ambassador, Chairman of the Wrexham Youth Football League, President of Marford Albion Football Club, Chairman of  Gresford Village Festival, Vice-Chairman of the Bob Williams Memorial Trust and a Rotarian with Erddig Rotary.

In 2006 he was awarded the MBE for his services to the community and local charities.  Just prior to retirement he was voted Wales's Number 1 business leader  and, more recently, he represented Wales as their  Local Community Hero at the ITV Pride of Britain Awards.

Among his many hobbies, Phil  is a freelance football journalist and photographer and since 1989 he has worked part-time for the North Wales newspaper group.

Married to Sue, Phil has 4 sons Chris, Paul, Rob and Nick who have followed their father and all work at Airbus.

The Trust's Vice President, Margaret Heaton in welcoming Phil states,

"I welcome Phil Jones MBE as the new  Chairman of the Trust. Every Chairman has brought their particular skills and experience to the Trust and Phil's industrial experience will , am sure be of great benefit in ensuring that the Trust is absolutely up to date in the technology , management  and the communication styles of the 21st century. I believe that his contribution will enhance our reputation as being a forward looking "amateur" group of volunteers who endeavour to  manage in a professional way".




Gresford Trust or Gresford and District War Memorial Community Centre Trust was founded in 1949.

Owned and 'run by the village for the village', we provide wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities for community-use. Our modern purpose-built building is set in 18 acres of land.

Our facilities:

- 3 rooms of various sizes and a sports hall available to  hire for parties, meetings, weddings, conferences and other functions.
- Enclosed outdoor play area attached to the sports hall.
- Outside space also available for hire i.e. football party.
- Free wi-fi access.
- Marquee available for hire.
- Projector and screen available for hire.
- Tea and coffee available (charge applicable).
- All rooms have kitchen facilities.
- Toddler toilets, baby changing and disabled toilets.
- Changing rooms with a shower.
- Outside exercise trail.
- Ample free parking.

Customer Comments:

'From the very first meeting to the wedding reception itself, everyone has been wonderfully helpful. The venue is lovely and the guests had a great time! Everything was perfect.'  Father of the Bride

'What a fantastic facility this is. Used by all ages. Thanks Gresford Trust.' Anon

'I'd just like to thank you again for how easy/convenient it is to book your excellent facilities, and the friendliness of committee staff.' Mrs A