It was the Civic Society's 57th AGM on Tuesday 26th March 2019
A Presentation & Discussion took place re:
'The Future of Marple Civic Society'
This will be followed by an
Evening Workshop Meeting on Monday 15th April
all welcome - you don't have to be a member - see further details below
Angus Yeaman retired after almost 50 years of service as a committee member in various capacities and as the society's President for the last 8 years. Although Angus was unable to attend the AGM, Arthur Procter gave him a beautiful photo which he took of 'The Roman' Packhorse Bridge and the Society had it framed to thank Angus for his outstanding contribution to the society.
The Chairman, Gillian Postill, announced her retirement after serving on the committee for 12 years and in the role of chairman for 9 years. She spoke of considerable community work in relation to the Town Centre and Marple Wharf and development of the Society's planning system, as significant activity during her chairmanship. She thanked committee members, past and present, for their support and hard work.
|Treasurer Gordon Johnson talks about past projects|
Following the Business Meeting, Gillian led a presentation to address the future of the society in light of four committee members and the membership secretary retiring this year.
Treasurer Gordon Johnson talked about the varied projects the society has been involved in, demonstrating the wide scope of the society's work. Planning co-ordinator, David Cooper, explained how the society now works in a systematic way in dealing with planning applications.
Gillian explained that the society was in a good position - a healthy membership, a secure financial position and well respected for the way it functions from a knowledgable evidence base.
that Marple Civic Society should continue
for the protection of Marple
The Society is ripe for new blood to get involved to build on the past and take it forward. Those present at the AGM were in no doubt that the society should continue - but that will only happen if volunteers come forward.
Gillian said: "working for Marple through the Civic Society is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do - and you don't have to be a 'professional' - I'm a nurse but I love Marple and I love people - that's all you need to succeed"
See minutes of 57th AGM HERE
Thanks to Arthur Procter for the photos
|Ian Harvey - |
Executive Director of Civic Voice
will join us to help facilitate the meeting
"The Future of Marple Civic Society"
Monday 15th, April 7.30 - 9.30pm
Venue: Marple Library
Registration and refreshments from 7.15pm
Does Marple need a Civic Society?
if the answer is 'yes'
- How should it function?
- What should it do?
- Who will do it?
Please join us to answer these questions and ensure that Marple Civic Society has a strong and bright future and continues to care for Marple
There is no charge for this workshop and everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a member of the society to attend - all are assured of a warm welcome..