Abbey Precincts Residents Association, Thursday 9 November 2017 at
Spicer Street Church hall, 7.30 pm
(Please bring a non-member or neighbour with you!)
7.30 – 8.00 pm tea and coffee provided by the Church
Collection of subscriptions.
1. Welcome and Introduction
2. Old Town Hall to New Museum
John Allworth, Construction Manager for Willmot Dixon, will give a talk on the work going on behind the hoardings.
3. Report on the year’s activities
Car Parking – new Zone B. Experience with the new parking arrangements, outstanding issues and ongoing concerns.
Roads and Pavements, Planning matters, Environmental, Social Events, Website/Newsletter
4. Membership and Accounts, Appointment of Independent Examiner
5. Constitution (see note below)
6. Nomination and Election of new Committee members – see note below!!!
7. Open Discussion/AOB
WE NEED, EVEN MORE URGENTLY THAN BEFORE, NEW NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE, OR APRA MAY FADE AWAY!
IF YOU THINK APRA IS OF VALUE PLEASE ACT ON THIS, BY 19 OCTOBER.
A short (eg, 3 sentences) statement of your interest and any special skills would be appreciated together with nomination by two members. If you need help with this please contact a committee member or your street rep. www.aprastalbans.org
A draft new Constitution has been prepared and will be put to the AGM for discussion and approval. At the 2016 AGM Committee undertook to submit revisions to APRA’s existing Constitution (displayed on the website) in order to deal with technical problems that had become apparent in its implementation and a few inconsistencies, viz:
Clauses 5, 6 & 9 – rewritten as new Clauses 5 & 6 enabling re-election of Committee members and allowing them to allocate Officer roles as appropriate
Clause 16 on AGM setting fees deleted as it is already included, see new Clause 16(c)
Clause 19 (now 17) – notice period are increased to allow more time for nominations
Clause 21 (now 19) – simplified (no need for formal request for AGM business)
Clause 24 (now 22) – simplified procedure with no commitment to electronic voting
Clause 25 (now 23) – Committee given power to withhold membership, subject to appeal