The Chair Steve Foster opened the 9th Partnership Annual General Meeting by welcoming everyone to the event and invited them all to stay to the Executive Meeting that followed on from this meeting if they so wished. Download the full minutes HERE.
Steve gave a brief overview of projects that had taken place / were still active across all of the subgroups. This was not an exhaustive list but a sample/range of the activities The Partnership is involved in.
Get Involved Directory
Food & Drink Bike Park
Back to Back Gardens
Festivals Open Space / Hidden Places etc
Apple Juice / Cider (990 / 500)
Established Senior Forum
Eco Schools (14 green flags)
Hydro Scheme (Havannah)
Xmas lights ( Lawton St Lights / Penguins)
Congleton Learning Centre
Commenting Team / Planning / Developers
MMW Memorial Project
Steve closed the AGM by reminding everyone that bringing in new volunteers remains a key challenge.
He talked about the new Partnership dedicated website and the need for all subgroups to play their part in updating information on a regular basis to help improve public awareness of The Partnership.
Succession planning was highlighted, in particularly in Steve’s case as he felt that whilst he would still be involved with The Partnership in some form another, he had served his time as Chair (4 years) and would be working on recruiting a new Chair for 2016/17.
Steve remarked on the importance of continuing to deliver projects and support of community activities that benefit Congleton. He then outlined some of the new projects planned for 2015/16. These included:-
Town Centre Destination Maps / Carparks
Community Orchard –Pathway / Accessibility
Moody Street Greenspace
Mountbatten Way – Green Boulevard
Hydro Scheme – CSG