The meeting commenced at 19:30 in Henbury Village Hall
Present: Chris Carroll (Chair), Tim Parkinson (Secretary) and 18 members.
Apologies: Andrew Chugg ( Treasurer ), Lisa Parkinson, Margaret & Steve Condliffe, Elf & Dennis Harris, Fran Greenfield, Morris & Juliet Venables, Linda Robinson, Joyce Steele, Charles & Ann Claxton.
Welcome and Chairman’s report
Chris Carroll opened the meeting by welcoming everyone. She highlighted the splendid work done by the small core of volunteers in clearing the triangular area at the bottom of Church Lane on March 17th and the success of the second annual Village Walk on July 18th. This latter was notable for the welcome given by Marguerite Tonkin in her home and the fine refreshments provided by Judy and Peter Dunn at the end.
Chris paid tribute to Marguerite Tonkin who had died less than three weeks later
Election of Officers
There being no other nominations the existing officers Chris Carroll (Chair), Tim Parkinson (Secretary), Andrew Chugg ( Treasurer ) were elected without opposition to serve another year.
Report from Treasurer
This was not available due to the absence of the treasurer. The secretary stated there had been little overall change from last years position below.
|Lloyds a/c 00371196||1625.17||261.85||33.00||1396.32|
|Lloyds a/c 2089404||302.95||–||–||302.95|
|National Savings ( Trees )||342.08 + 2004 -2009 interest||–||2010 interest||342.08 + 2004 -2010 interest|
|TOTALS||2270.2 + interest||261.85||33.00 + 2010 interest||2041.35 + interest|
Funding of HCS expenses
Tim Parkinson said that the idea of bringing back a small subscription to fund room hire and admin expenses had been mooted previously but not implemented. He now proposed that instead of an annual subscription per member or household we should simply ask for those attending meetings to make a small contribution (say £1 or £2 per head) towards the costs involved in holding the meeting. This was approved by the meeting without any opposition and would be implemented at future meetings.
Chris Carroll said that if the Society was to thrive and attract younger members we needed to achieve more on various areas of concern. She asked the meeting for volunteers to contribute some effort in the following areas:
Future of Blaise Garden
Railings in church Lane
Hazel Brook water quality
Traffic including 20 mph areas
Signpost and Conservation Area notice
There being no other advertised business Chris Carroll closed the AGM at 20:00 hrs