The Trustees aim to combine the use of the land by the inhabitants of Hungerford and the surrounding community for their enjoyment and pleasure, with the preservation and protection of the environment within the Estate, whilst respecting the Ancient Rights of the Commoners and maintaining the commercial and financial success of the land and rivers in their charge.
The Management Structure
The two main committees, Commons and Land Management Committee and the Fishery Committee, are made up of the elected Trustees and the Officers of the Hocktide Court. The Constable of the day takes the Chair of each committee and is deputised by the immediate past Constable. Each committee is headed by an Honorary Secretary.
Other committees in operation, made up of a mix of Trustees and salaried staff, are the
Buildings Committee and the PR and Communications Committee. Both of these committees are chaired by the Constable but headed by an Honorary Secretary.
The role of each committee is to consider requirements of their area of responsibility and to make recommendations to the Trustees, prepare annual budgets and operate the day-to-day management. Specialist professional advisers and consultants are engaged as and when required or should any major maintenance expenditure, capital improvement or investment be needed.
The Trustees hold a monthly meeting to consider the work of the above committees, discuss and hopefully approve their proposals, review requests for donations and deal with other matters such as health and safety, finance and governance.