Awards to volunteers and staff at AGM 2015

Seventy-six people attended our 2015 AGM on Friday. it was a chance to hear about our campaigns over the year April 2014 – March 2015 and to look ahead to the branch priorities for the next year.

AGM, Lenham, 2015, photo Paul Buckley

AGM, Lenham, 2015, photo Paul Buckley

 

It was also a chance to say goodbye and thank you to some of our important volunteers and staff.

Brian Lloyd with Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Brian Lloyd with Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Brian Lloyd has been senior Planner since 2007 and will be leaving in early 2016. He was awarded “for his exceptional work at the forefront of influencing planning policy across Kent, particularly his invaluable contributions to consultations on local plans.”

Barrie Gore with Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Barrie Gore with Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Barrie Gore has been Chairman of the Canterbury Committee since 2008 and is now stepping down. He was awarded “for his role as Chairman for Canterbury challenging the unsympathetic development around Canterbury World Heritage Site buildings and its Conservation Areas”.

Robert Baxter and Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Robert Baxter and Christine Drury, photo by Paul Buckley

Robert Baxter started work for CPRE Kent in 1995, firstly as conservation officer and then as director before becoming chair of the Kent Historic Buildings Committee. he is also stepping down and was awarded “for his fantastic commitment to a variety of roles as a conservation officer, director of CPRE Kent, and as a trustee supporting the branch in various capacities”.

Christine Drury and Alan Mepstead, photo Paul Buckley

Christine Drury and Alan Mepstead, photo Paul Buckley

 

Alan Mepstead was thanked for his work as Treasurer over the last two years. The new Treasurer is Michael Moore.

Keynote Speaker Andrew Brown, photo paul Buckley

Keynote Speaker Andrew Brown, photo Paul Buckley

 

As well as the annual report and election of Honorary Officers and Members of the Board, the AGM also heard a fascinating talk on “Championing Kent’s Historic Environment” from Andrew Brown, Planning and Conservation Director, South East Planning Group, Historic England.

The full minutes of the AGM are available to view here.

November 23rd 2015

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