The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd. is both a Charitable Trust (Charity Number: 1026161) and a Company Limited by Guarantee. In practice its governing body is called the Board and its members are called Directors, though being a Trust its members are also known as Trustees. Board meetings are held every two months.
The Articles of Association of The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd., originally drawn up for its incorporation on 8th September 1993, stipulated that the number of Directors should be not less than five nor more than twenty, although in practice it usually has around ten or twelve. The Articles of Association have been updated since the original version.
Directors are nominated and elected primarily for their skills. They are elected to serve for three years in rotation.
The function of the Board is to plan, control, monitor and maintain for the long term good, the aims and aspirations of the company. As DHT is core funded by Dacorum Borough Council, it is also responsible for providing heritage services to Dacorum Borough Council by storing, cataloging, interpreting and displaying historic artefacts of the constituent societies in particular and the wider community in general.
For further information relating to its charitable status, please visit the site below:
Chair: Special responsibility for finance
Vice chair: Special responsibility for collections
Special responsibility for public engagement – education
Special responsibility for Operations & Capital Projects
Special responsibility for Resources
Special responsibility Legal
The Dacorum Heritage Trust is passionate about the history, culture and heritage of the Dacorum area. If you share this passion and would like to find out more about joining the Board of DHT, we would love to hear from you.