The minutes of the AGM, held on 9th November were approved at the committee meeting on 21st November and are attached for in formation.
Following the business meeting on 21st November, the latest site poster is attached below.
NEXT WORK PARTY SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 10am-12.30
The work party will concentrate on further bullrush clearance in the north reach. Bob Gomes will lead the team, with Bob and Noel in the punt using the underwater brush cutter, and other members of the team using grappling irons to pull the cut rushes to the bank for transfer to the composting area by barrow.
If you wish to volunteer and join us, wear suitable clothing, including boots and gloves. On the day, do not rush, be aware of others around you, and remember to keep wet objects away from your face. Bob will run through the work to be done and assign tasks on the day.
We will also be clearing out the brick store by plot 20. Anyone wanting to help, but not fancying splashing around by the stream, can join us there.
Work parties are great fun and carry out essential maintenance and improvements to our unique site. It is surprising how much can be achieved in a few hours by a dedicated team. Please join us.
The AGM last night was well attended. The officers for 2016-7 were elected and the members were brought up to date on plans for site repairs and improvements agreed at the May open meeting.
The committee for the coming year will be :
Sally Kerin – Chair
Paul Edmondson – Secretary
Andy Freeman – Treasurer
Noel Perkins – Member responsible for Social events
Laurence Young – Fund raising
Bob Gomes – Conservation and Wildlife
Brenda Cardwell, currently incapacitated, will be invited to rejoin the committee when she recovers. Two additional volunteers, with suitable skills to assist with projects, will be co-opted later. Please contact the secretary, if interested, to discuss details.
A reminder that the AGM will be held tomorrow evening, Wednesday 9th October, 7pm, in the Guildhall.
I attach a copy of the audited accounts for the tear, to complement the Annual Report circulated earlier.
Planning permission has just been received for the proposed tree works on the site and plots. Its implementation will be discussed at the AGM, along with other proposed site improvements.
We look forward to seeing you there.