Lichfield Waterworks Trust – Annual General Meeting this evening


Sandfields Pumping Station – a great historic building with immense history and social significance – not just to Lichfield, but to the Black Country. Lichfield Discovered and local historian Dave Moore have saved this valuable asset for the community.

Sandfields Pumping Station champion and public historian extraordinaire Dave Moore has been in touch to let me know that this evening (Thursday 31st March 2016) there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust charity, formerly the Friends of Sandfields Pumping Station group.

The meeting is open to anyone interested, and some positions within the group are open to application.

Note also that the venue has once again shifted: this meeting is at the George IV, Broe Street, Lichfield.

Dave wrote:

Dear Brownhills Bob,

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held

31 March 2016, 7.30pm, George lV, Bore St, Lichfield.

The following resolutions will be made:

  • Proposal to accept annual accounts
  • Proposal to dissolve and re-elect a Committee
  • Proposal to have monthly committee meetings and quarterly open meetings
  • Proposal to formally associate Lichfield Discovered to the Trust and to elect Kate Gomez as an additional Trustee to facilitate this
  • Proposal to adopt a core value statement
  • Proposal to introduce an individual membership fee of £0pa, £1pa, £5pa or £10pa to be voted on by Members
  • Proposal to introduce a 2-layer Group Member category at a fee to be decided (less for registered charities).

You are welcome to offer yourself for election as a committee member or as a shadow member to assist the elected incumbent using the attached nomination form.

Present committee members who are willing to remain in their present capacities need not nominate themselves.

You are also welcome to call for any other resolutions to be discussed, receipt required by 10 March 2016

After the formal proceedings there will be a small celebration of our first year as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which you are welcome to enjoy.

We also have the follow places that we would like to fill on our committee, detailed job descriptions are available by clicking the links on the job post.

PR/Marketing/Comms. Officer; manages web site, social media, press releases

Fund Raiser; prepares funding bids, attracts sponsors, manages appeals

Governance Officer; ensures LWT is carrying out its duties in a professional and appropriate manner having regard to the Charities Act and other legislation.

Finance Officer

Do pop over to Dave Moore’s blog and check out the history of Sandfields Pumping Station, an almost forgotten gem – the group also has a Facebook page.

Dave is, of course, one of the leading lights of Lichfield Discovered, along with Kate ‘Cardigan’ Gomez from Lichfield Lore.

It’s great to see people like Dave encourage a better attitude to our historic buildings, rather than that which we seem to have here in Walsall, where we regard heritage architecture as merely ‘fuel’.

Please do attend if you’re able, it’s sure to be enlightening and educational.

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