Two walks, led by Clare Wadd and Caroline Wall, converged on Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church after lunch on Saturday 4th February 2017 for the Annual General Meeting of the Inner London Area, followed by a talk and film by Travis Elborough highlighting aspects of his book "A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution".
A few dozen people attended to hear about what we did in Inner London Area last year and to go through the formal business of the Area. Formal minutes can be found here (pdf), but the key points to note are:
- The Area committee (technically the Area Council) is largely unchanged in its membership. There has been some shuffling of seats so Clare Wadd has taken over as Chair from Phil Marson, who is now Vice-chair. Dominic Pinto stood down from the Council. Sarah Doherty's recent co-option to Membership secretary was confirmed. Tony Atkins and Marion Watkinson were elected as representatives of all of our affiliated groups.
- Following an earnestly contested election, the Area will be represented at General Council by Caroline Wall, Gemma Butchart and Phil Marson.
- In the presentation of the financial reports, it became apparent that the wrong version of the report had been sent to the printers. The meeting requested that the correct version would be posted to the web site. It can be found here (pdf).