The Society AGM took place on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Altrincham Town Hall.
Chair Judie Collins welcomed everyone to the meeting, thanked all her hard working committee and summarised the work that had been achieved throughout the year. In particular some planning issues were quite challenging but progress was being made. After the adoption of the Neighbourhood Business Plan, the Design and Working Groups have been a great resource ably led by Damian and Graham and supported by ourselves.
Mr David Eastwood (L) and Mr Vivian Labaton (R) presented Matt Colledge with his Don Bayliss Award. This was in recognition for his work as Chair of Altrincham Forward which led to the successful regeneration of Altrincham Town centre.
In thanking everyone Matt said it meant a great deal to receive an award from local people and that he was particularly glad to accept an award in Don’s name.
Chair Judie Collins then introduced our Guest Speaker Kirsten Warren, General Manager at Dunham House and Gardens for the National Trust.
Kirsten then gave an overview of her responsibilities at Dunham and some of the challenges involved. She went on to summarise achievements to date and set out some of their plans for the new year. After questions from the floor, the Chair thanked Kirsten and Kathryn for a most interesting presentation.