Coxhoe Community Partnership is to continue, at least for the time being. The Partnerships’s future was in doubt due to the expected retirement of the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and the lack of new volunteers coming forward.
Ian Forster, who has been chair for the last four years has reconsidered his planned retirement and was elected as Chair at last night’s Annual General Meeting. Margaret Forster was re-elected as Treasurer. The Secretary’s position remains unfilled.
Ian said, ‘I am really pleased that we have had a couple of people come forward to join the Partnership. We feel it is important that the non-elected residents village retains a voice and that there are regular meetings with elected members of the County and Parish Councils to help us influence decisions. It is for this reason that we have reconsidered our wish to retire. The future of the Partnership remains uncertain and we will continue to try and recruit new Members.’
The Partnership agreed that its sole priority during the next year will be to secure as many new members as possible. It also agreed that a volunteering evening might be a good idea for the future.
The Partnership has decided to restrict its project activity until Parish Plan 3 has been developed. It will only be meeting four times a year. Partnership members’ contributions to the Village Hall, Active Life Centre, Litter Picks, community websites and social media and the Coxhoe Chronicle will continue as usual.
You can access the Partnership’s Annual Report here.