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Around 87 people attended a public meeting on the 5th June for a presentation by WCRA covering ratification of the association and an update on the Moor Lane Housing development.
A copy of meeting presentation slides can be obtained below:
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WCRA Public Meeting Presentation – 5th June 09
The association was formally ratified and the constitution was unanimously voted for adoption.
The following officers were duly and unanimously elected to serve an initial one year term of office:
A total of £475 was donated by attendees comprising membership fees and voluntary donations.
A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the night a big success!
The minutes of the meeting are shown below:
Minutes of Residents’ Meeting
Held on 5th June 2009 at Moorcroft Centre.
Chaired by Bill Corney
Bill opened the meeting, welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. He explained that everyone at the meeting was an honorary member for the night and had the right to vote.
He explained the reasons for setting up the association and explained that the constitution was available for people to read on the website. He asked for the name, the association and the constitution to be ratified by those present and this was agreed unanimously. Bill stressed that the association would be non – political and would exist to represent the views of members on a range of issues.
2. Election of Officers
Bill asked for nominations for the three vacant roles of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Bill offered to stand as Chair, was nominated and unanimously elected. Stuart offered to stand as Treasurer, was nominated and unanimously elected and Nicola Cull offered to stand as Secretary, was nominated and unanimously elected. Thanks to the three of them for standing and their names will be published on the website.
3. Street Representatives
A number of people have already volunteered to act as street representatives and their names will appear on the website along with the names of roads where reps are still needed. These people will be a local point of contact for distributing newsletters and providing verbal updates to residents. Anyone wishing to become a street rep should contact Bill or Nicola.
4. Membership Fees
Bill asked residents whether they would be prepared to pay a fee of £10 per household and £5 for a single person household /concession. The majority of people indicated that they thought this was reasonable. People were asked to complete application forms if they had not done so on line and wished to join. A large number of people opted to join and paid fees to the Treasurer at the end of the meeting. The fees will not be used to cover officers’ expenses ( ! ) but will be used to cover printing costs, use of consultants and room hire ( £55 for tonight ). The Treasurer will publish records of income and expenditure.
5. Moor Lane Development
Bill outlined the known facts regarding the proposed housing development north of Moor Lane (the structure of which is shown on the attached presentation). The PFI grant to Woking Council is £43M.
The meeting moved on to discuss the proposed Moor Lane development. Bill asked for a show of hands to indicate who was opposed to the development. The response indicated an opposition of about 80%.
The meeting considered whether there had been proper consultation in 2006 and whether it was worth challenging the approval, perhaps by holding a meeting with the planning officers.
A lively Q&A session then ensued, with both questions and answers from the floor.
6. Membership Enrollment
The final part of the meeting was the formal enrolment of members and payment of membership fees to the Treasurer.
A total of £475 was raised on the evening comprising £385 in subs (from 41 households) and a further £90 in voluntary donations.
The AGM will take place on or around 5th June 2010.
All matters having been considered the meeting was adjourned. Thanks to all who attended and contributed.