Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 22nd November 2011 at the Westminster Community Centre.
A total of 14 people were in attendance including representatives from the Council, Local Councillor and Community Police Support staff.
The Chairman Allan Stobie welcomed those present and after the formalities of apologies etc and agreeing the minutes of last year’s meeting he presented his annual report.
The achievements were as follows
The Park has QE2 protected status
A second green flag award was presented
Included in the Chester in Bloom inspections
Two meetings have been held with Council with a view to the FoWP being more involved in the day to day running of the Park, it is planned for these to continue into the New Year when hopefully the Committee can consider specific proposals.
The Outdoor Gym and Running Loops are in place following a substantial grant in connection with the QE2 award.
Application made to the Arts Council for additional funding to support the new 4m high sculpture
Re defining the dog laws from the present four in place to a single one to better enforce the present regulations.
Doggy sacks available from the Café and the local Library.
Plans to re shape the trees in the car park are being finalised and will be implemented when the necessary funds are available.
More bird boxes to be installed
Gate opening and closing times under constant review with a limited number of keys being made available to the dog walking group on the Committee.
The improvements in the Café will be continued next year
The Walking club now have a representative on the Committee
It is hoped to organise a sports day next summer.
The new Croquet/Bowls pavilion is now in use.
Both the Croquet and Tennis Club reported record membership numbers.
The Treasurer’s report showed a year on year surplus of £81.7 9p with annual subscriptions at their highest level. Overall surplus to date £1471.35p
All the officers were re-elected for the coming year.
Following the Council ‘Working in Partnership for local people meeting’ the FoWP will continue to be ready to support any additional participation in the park operation.
The website continues to provide updated information and more contact is made with members through email.
Additional funding was being made available for the Cricket Club who were forming a junior section.
The Chairman closed the meeting thanking everybody for attending especially the Council representatives