WESTGATE AND WESTBROOK
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD AT THE TOWN HALL BUILDINGS ON MONDAY 16TH MAY 2016 AT 7.15P.M.
Abigail Carden, (acting vice-chair), and thirty two members.
Abigail welcomed all to the meeting.
Apologies had been received from TDC Cllr Mick Tomlinson, WTC Cllrs Ash Ashby and Dave Morrish, KCC Warden Laura Bungard, James Brazier, Samantha Secomb and Jane Welch.
MINUTES OF THE LAST AGM (11th May 2015)
These as circulated were adopted on a prop. by Don Eacott, sec. by Sandra Heald, and signed.
There were no matters arising.
Acting vice chairman Abigail Carden thanked all those who had assisted her during the few months she had chaired the meetings since the resignation of Richard Charlton.
Samantha Secomb had sent her apologies (due to severe toothache), but stated that she was willing to continue in the office of treasurer if elected. The accounts had been completed and balanced and should be audited and available by the next general meeting in June.
PROPOSED ALTERATIONS TO CONSTITUTION
Two alterations had been proposed by the committee, and previously circulated. The first confirmed the practice of providing the Record magazine three times a year (paragraph 6), and the second was to change the Association financial year to 1st February to 31st January (paragraph 7a), in order to allow time for the annual accounts to be completed and audited for the AGM.
On a proposal by Don Eacott seconded by Julian Smith each proposed alteration was voted on separately and unanimously agreed.
Derek Smith is stepping down as editor and was warmly thanked for his work in the production of excellent magazines. Mike Linder is willing to take up the office of editor, if elected.
Mavis Vaughan reported cards had been sent to members during the year as appropriate, and in the last month two more get well cards, and a card to Jane Welch and Ash Ashbee had been sent.
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY’S REPORT
Christina Taylor thanked the road stewards for all their hard work and assistance.
SOCIAL SECRETARY'S REPORT
Muriel Atkins paid tribute to the work of Jane Welch who had made a great impact and brought new ideas to the social events. Jane was warmly thanked for all her work in this office
There were no councillors' addresses due to the clash of dates with the Mayor Making event.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
The following nominees had been proposed and seconded, and were duly elected:--
Chairman Mick Tomlinson
Vice-Chairman NO NOMINATION
Secretary Pat Sawyer-Jones
Treasurer Samantha Secomb
Minute Secretary Chris Whittingham
Editor Mike Linder
Social Organiser Muriel Atkins
Membership Secretary Christina Taylor
Sunshine (Visitor) Friend Mavis Vaughan
Press Officer NO NOMINATION
Committee Members Pat Castle
ANY OTHER (AGM) BUSINESS
1) Christina was warmly thanked for her time and considerable work in co-ordinating the membership records.
2) Abigail Carden was warmly thanked for ably covering as Vice-Chairman for the last few months of the W&WRA year.
There being no other business, the chairman closed the AGM at 7.45p.m.
WESTGATE AND WESTBROOK
MINUTES OF A SHORT GENERAL MEETING HELD AT THE TOWN HALL BUIILDINGS FOLLOWING THE AGM ON 16th MAY 2016 AT 7.50 P.M.
In the absence of Mick Tomlinson, Don Eacott agreed to take the chair.
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING (11th April 2016)
These were circulated, and adopted on a prop. by Sandra Heald sec. Tony Sykes.
1) Westgate Bay Avenue House Perimeter Fence. Chris Wyer had queried replacement for this fence as “like for like”, as another property has been refused a similar application in Westgate.
2) Old Seabathing Hospital Roof. Chris Wyer reported that a lift shaft had been built on the roof, visible from his side which was hideous in appearance.
3) Westgate Community Centre Easter Event. Abigail warmly thanked Ruth and Bronwen for all their help at this event.
KCC Warden Laura Bungard: (Report for April sent in and read by the chairman).
1) Operations in Westbrook included dealing with parking, rubbish, HMOs, dog mess, fly tipping etc.
2) Highways issues, potholes, faulty lamps etc 19 issues.
3) Rubbish/sweeper/fido/fly tips 13 issues.
4) Vulnerable mental health. 3 issues. Elderly 4 issues.
5) Parking with TDC parking officer, in Westgate and at school hot spots.
6) Training with Kent fire and rescue, and police.
8) Social service referrals.
1) 190, Canterbury Road, Westbrook. Application for erection of summer house to rear.
2) 125, Canterbury Road, Westgate. Application for change of use from residential institution (class C2) to to residential (class 3) consisting of twelve flats and one detached cottage with part demolition of existing classroom block. Also for listed building consent for internal alterations to facilitate change of use.
3) Application for erection of rear dormer window with alterations to roof from hipped to barn hipped.
4) 7, Carlton Rise Westgate. Application for erection of first floor extension and two dormer windows to side elevations and balcony to front elevation.
5) 17, Norman Road, Westgate. Application for erection of single storey rear extension.
The accounts which have been balanced should be audited and ready for next months general meeting.
Westgate Heritage Centre. Wednesday 18th May at 7.30pm. An evening of dramatised readings based on original archives around the controversy that arose over the proposal to build a church school. Tickets £5 include drinks and refreshments. The monthly meeting is on Saturday 4th June at 10.30am “St Saviour's School 1945 to 1995”, a talk by Dr Dawn Crouch, both meetings in St Saviour's Church.
Muriel reported that thirty seven members had enjoyed lunch at the Golf Club, next month on 5th June lunch at the Swan is arranged. Some members are joining a Carol Peters trip for a blossom drive, and the new year lunch possible date is 15th January 2017.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
1) EU Referendum Poster. A poster found in a window at the Bake House suggesting a voting option has been removed as the W&WRA is a non political organisation.
2) Canterbury Road / Hengist Road. A member had met a car travelling on the wrong carriageway after it turned onto the main road, and queried if the road signs were not sufficiently clear to prevent this from happening. Abigail also informed the meeting of a petition for a lower speed limit near schools.
3) Planning Application. A large house in Westbrook Road which is proposed to be converted to flats shows no provision for parking. Parking in this road already causes problems and frequently the refuse/recycling lorries are unable to gain access, the planning committee has been approached by local residents. It is thought that this application has been called in.
4) Westgate against Rubbish. The next litter pick will take place in Lymington Road on Saturday 21st May at 10.00am.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 13th June 2016 7.00pm for 7.15pm, again in Westgate as the Westbrook venue is unavailable.
There being no further business, Don Eacott thanked all for attending and the meeting concluded at 8.18pm.