A fantastic and rare opportunity to take
ownership and have a voice in the large-scale
development of what will be one
of the most iconic heritage sites in the
29th February, 11am
Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick B66 3AP
A multi-faceted event jointly hosted by Smethwick Heritage Centre and Chance Heritage Trust.
Shares Launch – Be a Pioneer : This is your opportunity to find out more about this exciting and worthwhile venture. Now it is your time to Own a Piece of History! As a Shareholder you own and control the Trust. Every Shareholder has a vote and therefore a voice in the future direction of the Trust.
Chance Valuation: Have you got a piece of Chance Brothers’ glass or memorabilia squirrelled away at the back of a cupboard? This is your ‘chance’ to find out more about it … and a guide to what it could be worth! Bring along your treasured item to learn more.
Tell Your Story: We really want to hear your stories about Chance Brothers. Perhaps you worked for them, or had a relative that did? It is a great opportunity to make sure your stories are heard by future generations and preserved for posterity.
Your Vision for the Glassworks: We have our ideas for the regeneration of the glassworks, but your views as members of the local community are just as important. Come and tell us what facilities and amenities we should include in the development.
We’ve changed a lot since we were established in 2015 and we thought it was time to re-launch our website. It has a fabulous new look with more features and it is easier to navigate. Over the coming months we will be adding new content and making it far more interactive. We hope you like it.
The phone number remains the same 0121 663 1053
We still love the glassworks and there is a huge amount of work going on in the background to move this amazing project forward.
However, many of you know the Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust was set up with the intention of regenerating the Chance Glassworks and other heritage assets in Sandwell.
While we were updating our website, to avoid confusion and more effectively reflect that aim, the Trustees have decided to change the Trust’s name to the Chance Heritage Trust.
The Trustees were very keen to keep the Chance name given its importance to the area and the significant contribution Chance Brothers made to the local community, which the new name continues to recognise and celebrate.
Conversion to a Community Benefit Society
The Chance Heritage Trust is also converting to a Charitable Community Benefit Society* (CBS). What does that mean we hear you ask? The Trust believe it is crucial for local people – and those further afield, to have the opportunity to be involved directly and have a voice in the future direction of the Trust. The important point is that a CBS is owned and run by its members on a basis of one member one vote which means there is complete equality for each shareholder whether large or small.
Changing to a CBS is a really exciting turning point in the Trust’s future and we will be announcing more news on this and details of how to become a shareholder over the coming months!
*More information on community benefit societies can be found here