The agenda for the AGM was as follows:

1. Welcome and apologies – Chair of Trustees

2. Minutes of the last AGM held together with an explanation as to why there has been such a gap and the context of the Annual Meeting and Celebration held at the Bishop’s Palace Gardens on 25th July 2022 – Chair of Trustees

3. Matters arising

4. Presentation of accounts for 2021/2022 – Treasurer

5. Annual report for 2021/2022 – Chair of Trustees

6. Election of trustees

Note: the constitution requires the three longest serving trustees to stand down at the AGM, it also allows for any of them to stand again should they so choose and subject to a vote of the members. The three longest serving trustees are; Clare Walls (Secretary to the board), Mary Downy and Tony Toynton (current Chair of Trustees). Mary and Clare have stated that they do not want to stand for re-election. Tony is willing to continue.

7. Membership – a paper seeking clarification of the status of ‘members’ of the charity has been circulated along with the notice of AGM – Chair of Trustees

8. A brief summary of plans for the forthcoming year

Drop-In – Jude Clouston
Befriending – Philippa Gogarty
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Lois Smith
Data Protection – Fred Hilgers
Fundraising – Tony Toynton
Paid staff – Tony Toynton

9. Member items:

(1) A proposal from Roger Pask included with papers together with a written response from the current trustees

(2) Minutes of a meeting held on 5th January 2022 Roger Pask

10. Member questions

11. Any other business

12. Date and venue for next AGM

Please see our 2021/22 Annual Report for our accounts.

Documents relating to the AGM can be downloaded below.