Minutes of AGM, 21st April 2008

Photo:The NLCA houses logo

The NLCA houses logo

With guest speaker Chris Horlock

Held at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road

1. Attendance

The meeting was attended by 43 people (mostly members).

2. Apologies

Received from: Sharon Thomas (North Laine Traders Association), Susie Lloyd, Margaret Daly

3. Minutes of the 2007 AGM

Minutes were received and accepted. There were no matters arising.

4. Adoption of reports

a) Chair - Peter Crowhurst. Proposed by Jackie Fuller, seconded by Ruth Goodall
b) Joint Secretaries - Sara Bragg & Mark Erickson; proposed by Roy Skam, seconded by Bobbie Cheesman
c) Treasurer - Clifford Jaques; proposed by Gabrielle Villermet, seconded by Kevin Daly

All reports were considered together and all were adopted nem con.

5. Adoption of Coordinators' reports

a) Environment & Planning
b) Licensing
c) Newsletter
d) Website
e) Theatre Group
f)  Parents Network

All reports were considered together and all were adopted nem con. Adoption proposed by Paley O'Connor, seconded by Sandy Crowhurst.

6.  Adoption of reports from NLCA Representatives on other Groups

a) Brighton Society
b) Living Streets
c) City in Bloom
d) Community & Voluntary Sector Forum

All reports were considered together and all were adopted nem con. Adoption proposed by Ruth Goodall, seconded by Barry Leigh.

7. Election of Officers

a) Chair - Peter Crowhurst proposed by Mark Erickson, seconded by Francis Clark-Lowes. Elected unanimously.
b) Secretary - General Secretary: Helen Cornish; Minutes Secretary: Lynne Arnold; Meetings Secretary: Gay Phillips. Proposed by Sandy Crowhurst, seconded by Francis Clark-Lowes. Elected unanimously.
c) Treasurer - Clifford Jaques proposed by Mark Erickson, seconded by Ruth Goodall. Elected unanimously

8. Ratification of Coordinators for the coming year

Names as they appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of the North Laine Runner - proposed by Kevin Daly, seconded by Mark Erickson. Ratified nem con.  A replacement for Paley O'Connor is needed, to negotiate advertising for the Runner together with Jackie Fuller.

9. Ratification of NLCA Reps on other groups

Names as they appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of the North Laine Runner - proposed by Roy Skam, seconded by Bobbie Cheesman and ratified unanimously.

10. Ratification of Street Reps for the coming year

Names as they appeared in the March/April 2008 issue of the North Laine Runner - proposed by Barry Leigh, seconded by Lynne Arnold.  Roy Skam agreed to cover Portland Street.  Margaret Daly would like someone to take over doing North Road.

11. Any other business

a) The meeting noted the sad death of Ken Fines on 24th March (Easter Monday).  Some residents had attended his funeral and we would pay tribute to him in the next issue of the North Laine Runner.

b) Invitation to attend an exhibition on the regeneration of London Road, and also on the new proposals for the development of City College - flyers for both events have been put through some doors in the North Laine.

c) Planning applications were shown but not discussed.

d) Jackie Fuller proposed Peter Stocker, Geoff Mead, Henry Bruce and Lizzie Deane as Associate Members of the NLCA to recognise their active support of the Association, in some cases over many years. This is the first time in the history of the NLCA that the constitution's provision to propose Associate Members has actually been used! All approved nem con.

e) Kevin Daly proposed a formal vote of thanks to the Officers and Coordinators and all other active members of the NLCA.

12. Speaker

The meeting was then addressed by Chris Horlock on 'Brighton in the 1960s', illustrated with slides.

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