The committee conducted business by email for the first time in March. As the minutes show, this worked well and there was a lively discussion.Remember you can see past editions of our newsletter on the newsletters page, and all committee minutes on the committee minutes page.
The latest Newsletter explains the way the Society will operate in the foreseeable future and gives details of our next two activities:
previously reported, was subject to the proposal of dissolution.27 members present instead voted to accept an alternative proposal, consisting of:
Moving forward, the Committee will be focused on representing its members to achieve the Society's objectives, particularly in terms of monitoring and responding to planning consultations as they affect the town.
The Society will continue to welcome new members, who alongside established members, may apply to join as members of the Committee. This offers the opportunity to directly contribute to the Society's representations.
The Committee would like to express its thanks to the membership, for their determined view that the Society should continue its work.
You will find the minutes of our AGM, which contain the full detail, on our general meetings page.
Dates for the diary:
13th May (Saturday): Baldock Street Fair: Baldock Society display of historic photographs in the Community Centre.
15th June (Thursday): Members Evening at 20.00 in the Community Centre.
Our AGM invitation poster is attached below.
You can view the newsletter directly here and also on our Newsletters page.
In our latest newsletter, our Chairman explains the influence that members' comments have had on the committee's proposals for the future of the Society.
So please come to our Annual General Meeting at 8pm on 19th January in Baldock Community Centre, to hear the latest ideas about the future of the Society and to have your say on how we move forward.
As the most important stage of the consultation about the Local Plan has now been reached, a summary and links to the NHDC website have been included in our November newsletter so that you can make your own comments.
Please be aware that none of the comments made so far will be considered now and so any points you think should be taken into consideration must be made again.
Our Councillors are holding a meeting to help us know what to say and how to interpret the forms on Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm in Knights Templar School. Do attend if you can.
Alternatively, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to speak to us about this, please attend our next Members' meeting on Thursday 15 September, from 8pm in Baldock Community Centre.
After much consideration, the Committee have decided to propose a motion to members, to dissolve the Baldock Society from 2017.Please see our latest newsletter for full details of the proposal, its reasons and what happens next.
In advance of any decision on dissolution, the Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our work for over four decades.
Take a look at our latest newsletter, which is available on the newsletter page.
Whilst there's not much to report in Baldock this month, a committee to try to influence the Local Plan is a step closer to being set up. We also include a brief report on our January 2016 AGM - minutes and other documents on the AGM are available here. New members are welcome.
You'll find the minutes and Councillor McNally's reply on our general meeting notes and documents page.
We have now published the minutes of our AGM, which was held on Thursday 21st January 2016.
The question of parking on London Road and roads nearby was raised at the AGM. Our Chairman raised the matter with Councillor Jim McNally and received a reply, which we have published alongside the minutes. We are also aware that the residents of Anchor Road and Pryor Road are running a petition because they believe the parking at the end of their roads is dangerous.
January's newsletter brings members up to date with the meetings for 2016. Do put the dates in your diary. For the latest status of our meetings, please see our meetings and events page.
Baldock Society is also involved with Save Rural Baldock in trying to set up a Baldock Forum to try and influence housing development in and around Baldock. If you'd like to find out more, do get in touch with us.
2016's programme of members' meetings is now available online.
You will find it on the meetings and events page.
The Baldock Society will be entering a tree in the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Church, Baldock on December 5th and 6th and we hope that members will come along and see it.
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