This year’s AGM is being held on Friday, November 19, at 10.30am at Lenham Community Centre. Yes, we’re back and meeting in person! After holding last year’s AGM in virtual form, using Zoom technology, we’re pleased to say we can get back to our regular Lenham venue and catch up with CPRE Kent friends, as well as deal with the more formal matters. When these have been concluded, Lee Dance, head of water resources at South East Water, will give a speech entitled Can Nature Based Solutions help with our Water Challenges?. Please let us know if you would like to appoint a proxy to vote if you are unable to attend, or if you would like to join us for a ploughman’s lunch after the meeting. Both the form of proxy and intention to stay for lunch should be with us at CPRE Kent, Queen’s Head House, Ashford Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0AD no later than Thursday, November 11. Both forms can be found here. The charge for lunch is £12 per person, cheques payable to CPRE Kent, or via BACS payment at the details on the invitation form.
Lenham Community Centre, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2QT
Almost 70 members and supporters gathered at Lenham Community Centre on Friday (November 22) for CPRE Kent’s AGM. Sadly, our president Graham Clarke couldn’t make the event and delight us with his wonderful poems and anecdotes, but we were more than compensated for with a richly varied and engaging series of presentations. County director Hilary Newport delivered her annual report, chairman John Wotton gave a thought-provoking talk and vice-president Richard Knox-Johnston presented The Climate Change Challenge… but not before guest speaker Crispin Truman, CPRE chief executive, had updated us on progress made by the national organisation. Such events wouldn’t be the treasure they are without fine food and drink, of course, and most indulged in a splendid lunch and no small amount of conversation to round off a thoroughly satisfactory event. Minutes of the meeting will appear on this website soon, but in the meantime you can enjoy the presentations here: Director’s Report Chairman’s Talk Chief Executive’s Speech The Climate Change Challenge Monday, November 25, 2019
This year’s AGM will be held on Friday, November 22, at our usual venue of Lenham village hall. After positive feedback from the last two years, we will hold it once again in the morning, starting at 10.30am and ending after lunch, which will be served at 12.30pm. As well as our usual presidential address we will be hearing from our keynote speaker, Crispin Truman OBE, chief executive of national CPRE. This is a chance for you to meet the team in person and find out more about the wonderful work that CPRE Kent is doing. We hope you will join us. Please let us know if you would like to appoint a proxy to vote if you are unable to attend, or if you would like to join us for lunch after the meeting (the charge for lunch is £12 per person, cheques payable to CPRE Kent, please, to be received no later than Thursday, November 14, or via BACS payment at the details in the invitation form posted below).