Reprinted from Newsletter 125, dated 2008 June

2007 AGM report: Janet puts on second hat from Dennis

Jim Nagel, Matthew Bell

Janet Morland has gamely taken on the jobs of both treasurer and secretary of Glastonbury Conservation Society until someone steps forward to volunteer for one of the roles.

A table titled accounts for year ending July 31. It shows its author as Dennis Allen. It shows income consisting almost entirely of subscriptions and donations totalling £2309, plus 90 pence of interest from the bank. In expenditure are the hire of a hall, newsletters, postage, trees, and flowers, newsletters being the largest item. The total is £757.55. The closing balances of the accounts total £10,280.25.

Dennis Allen retired after 19 years as treasurer; he presented his final accounts at the society’s annual general meeting on November 30. The bank paid interest of only 90p on the society’s deposits in 2006–07. The meeting was told action would be taken, and the account has now been moved.

2007 was a productive year, said John Brunsdon in his chairman’s report. “We’ve maintained the footpaths, been involved in a number of parish-council schemes and our representations have been more authoritative for consultation on planning applications.” But, he said, “We are an ageing society and we need younger people, so we are always on the lookout for fresh talent.”

Ian Rands and John were re-elected unopposed as vice-chairman and chairman respectively.

Linda Hull was welcomed as a new committee member, and all others were reappointed.

After the AGM business, John Coles gave an illustrated talk entitled “A ride from Bath to Bournemouth on the main line of the Somerset and Dorset Railway”, and Dick Green displayed some model trains.