The Charity is governed under the terms of the Will dated 11 June 1945 of Arthur Baldwin Hayward who died on 21 January 1954 and left the Guest House and the residue, after legacies, of all his real and personal estate to Surrey County Council upon trust.
The functions of Surrey County Council as trustee are exercised by the Community Services Committee. The Committee has appointed an Advisory Committee in order to obtain advice on the management of the Guest House and the Trust Fund.
The Advisory Committee’s Terms of Reference are:
“To advise the management of the Lingfield Guest House and the Trust property generally, and more specifically on the following issues:
i. the maintenance and repair requirements of the Guest House and its gardens (especially if such repairs require alterations or additions to the estate) and how such works are to be financed;
ii. the sale of items of furniture and other contents of the house, included in the Trust property, in order to increase revenue which will be credited to the Trust Fund; and
iii. the organisation of special functions in the local community and other fund raising schemes to raise additional monies to help fund the Lingfield Trust.”