AGM 2017

Crowle Peatland Railway

Annual General Meeting – 8 March 2017

In Attendance : M.Bailey, W.Baker, C.Cooper, P.Gibbs, S.Hedley, K.Sturgess, J.Bigney, J.Tavender, T.P.Spink, A.Townley, P.Bailey, T.Lutz, P.Arnold, A.Gibney, G.Sheppard, R.Stewart.

Apologies : J.Reed, A.Oliver, A.Blackburn, W.Coleman, D.Bailey, P.Schofield (HLF)

Minutes of last Meeting : Proposed : T.L., Seconded : S.H. Approved

Chairman’s Report : Attached separately.

Treasurer’s Report : Membership receipts increased to £330. Annual Income £1352.50; Expenditure £1349.70. Total Assets £244.12. Accepted.

Election of Officers :
By rotation the positions of Secretary, H & S Adviser and Committee 1 required election :-
Secretary : R.S. Proposed by M.B. Seconded by A.T. Elected
H & S Adviser : A.B. “ M.B. “ T.S. “
Committee 1 : J.T. “ R.S. “ T.S. “
( replaces H.Billmore)

Additionally W.Baker had indicated his wish to stand down from the positions of Treasurer and Membership Secretary. In accepting that wish the Chair expressed appreciation on behalf of the group to Wilf for all his efforts. The subsequent appointments conducted were :
Membership Secretary : A.T. Proposed by M.B. Seconded by S.H. Elected
Treasurer : C.C. “ M.B. “ T.L. “

Potential Change of Name : Chair explained a potential difficulty over the use of “ Railway” in the title outlined in an objection to the Planning Application over whether such a term could be used without an Act of Parliament. Discussion concluded in unanimous agreement to retain the title until such time as any action may be determined.

Next AGM : March 2018

Meeting closed : 7.35 p.m.