The Station in Richmond seeks new trustees

The Station Cafe Bar in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

The Station in Richmond has launched an appeal to find new trustees as it celebrates it celebrates the 15th anniversary of its reopening  as a community venue.

The venue is owned and operated by The Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT), the local heritage restoration charity that reimagined the use of the historic railway building.

Managers say The Station continues to go from strength to strength, attracting over 330,000 visitors every year to enjoy its award-winning café |bar, three screen cinema, art galleries and successful independent artisan businesses.

RBPT are on the lookout for new trustees to join its board to help shape the next chapter of the venue and to support other at-risk buildings in Richmondshire.

Applications are open to all ages, from all backgrounds. RBPT are especially keen to hear from people with experience in finance, heritage, or construction.

Trustees help lead the strategy of the charity and provide support to The Station’s management, attending around eight board meetings per year and engage in a variety of projects.

Chris Brown, general manager of RBPT, said, “This is a really exciting time to join the Board, as we celebrate 15 years since we re-opened The Station as the community hub.

“We’re looking for new Trustees to help push the charity forward and ensure The Station remains at the heart of the community for the next 15 years – and beyond.

“We look forward to hearing from people from all backgrounds and from those who can fulfil the time requirements of the role.”

For more information or to apply, send a brief summary of your experience and reason for your interest to chairman John Harris at

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  1. One thing that would improve the station and attract more visitors would be the quality of the artwork displayed. As a professional artist who has exhibited in major galleries all over the World in my experience the best way to attract the big-name artists would be to offer them a one man/woman show for a month with no fees to be paid by the artist but for the gallery to take 50% of the sales. The station could still allow space to accommodate local amateur artists say one month in the year, in the nature of open competition.

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