What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, we did not know if we had a project. A year on, nearly £0.5m has been secured, a planning application has been submitted and the Friends group are acquiring charitable status. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, April 15th 2019 at The Gate Inn, Awsworth at 7:00 pm.
The meeting will take place in two halves. The first part will be the AGM where the formal proceedings will take place. Chairmans report, Treasurers Report, election of Officers etc.
The second part of the meeting will be less formal and include an update on events, questions and answers, opportunities for members to become involved, ideas and suggestions re ways forward.
Only members of the FoBV will be eligible to vote on any motion or proposal however, whether you are a member or not, you will be welcome at the meeting.
An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct, (FoBV) will take place on Monday, February 25th 2019 at The Gate Inn, Awsworth at 7:00 pm. The FoBV want to convert the group into a registered charity (Charitable Incorporated Organisation CIO) and will require the formal consent of the membership. Securing CIO status has many advantages both for the group and the project and these will be discussed at the meeting. In essence, we are updating and creating a robust, accountable, sustainable and democratic structure to take the project forwards. The membership will need to formally agree to the adoption of a new constitution which will meet the requirements of the Charity Commission.
Members of the FoBV will be eligible to vote on the motions and proposals which will be forwarded to the membership by the end of January 2019. However, whether you are a member or not, you will be welcome at the meeting.
The next open meeting will take place at the Gate Inn, Awsworth on Monday October 15th at 7:00pm. The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct are intent on taking forwards an ambitious project for the viaduct. The meeting will update everyone on progress with the Railway Paths plan to carry out critical repairs. The meeting will also need to determine the breadth of the the project which we want to take forwards and the mechanisms we will use to bring in the investment. The committee have been busy determining whether a Community Interest Company be formed or whether the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. If you missed the previous meeting, unverified minutes of the meeting of August 13th are attached. FoBV Meeting Minutes 20 Aug 2018 amended (These minutes will be verified at the Oct 15th meeting) We look forwards to your contributions at the next meeting. Members and Non members welcome.
Friends of Bennerley Viaduct.
Annual General Meeting. 16th April 2018. The Gate Awsworth. Continue reading “AGM Minutes – 16th April 2018”
A message from the Chairman
Members are reminded that the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7pm at the Gate Inn, Awsworth.
Members will have the opportunity to stand for a place on the committee and to propose resolutions. These must be done in advance of the meeting and full details of how to proceed will be sent to all members by Monday 26 March with a formal notice of the AGM.
This is an important time for the Friends and for the future of the viaduct now that Sustrans have decided not to resubmit the original project to HLF. Any future project will be led by Railway Paths Ltd. in partnership with Sustrans and FoBV. Your committee is in discussions with RPL about the possible first stage of an incremental project, and more details will be given at the AGM.
If we are to play our full part and have an influence on future developments we need to stay strong and active as a group. Please try to attend the AGM and give some thought as to how you can help – whether by standing for the committee or offering your time, skills and ideas in other ways.
I look forward to seeing you on the 16 April.
Our open meetings are held in The Gate Inn, Awsworth which is a fantastic community pub. The meetings currently take place once every two months. We welcome all those who are members of the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct Group and we also welcome any member of the community who is interested in the Bennerley Viaduct Project.
The meetings will take place at the Gate Inn Awsworth on:
Monday February 12th 2018 7:00 pm start
Monday April 16th 2018 7:00pm start (Annual General Meeting)
Monday June 18th 2018 7:00pm start
If you want any further details about meetings or if you want an item included on the agenda. please contact Kieran Lee. firstname.lastname@example.org