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The Society AGM will be held at 7pm, Monday 18th May 2015 at the Falcon Hotel.


Click here to download a copy of the agenda, click here to download a copy of the minutes from the 2014 AGM and
click here to download a copy of the Trustees report.

Anyone requiring a hard copy should contact the Secretary, Richard Eggington by email reggington@gmail.com

Following the AGM
we will have a talk by JANDY SPURWAY on CLOPTON HOUSE.

Jandy is a member of the Historic Society of Moreton-in-Marsh and has family connections with Clopton House dating from the last century.

The Society AGM will be held at 7pm, Monday evening 14th April 2014 at the Falcon Hotel.
Click here to obtain a copy of the agenda and click here to download a copy of the Trustees report.   Anyone requiring a hard copy should contact the Secretary, Paul Mackey by email paulnmackey@hotmail.com or telephone him on 01789 293934

Following the AGM at approximately 7.30pm, Stratford Society Chairman, Kevin Bond will give a short presentation regarding the issues he believes are facing the town and the Society.  He will then open up a discussion about the issues which most concern the members and where members would like to see the Society concentrate their efforts in the future.

From the Society AGM on Monday 13 th May 2013

the following will form the General Committee for 2013/2014

Kevin Bond
  Chairman/Trustee
Joyce Bridges
 
Peter Burgess
 
Jean Clymer
  Programme Secretary
Jon Craig
  Hon Tresurer/Trustee
John Deegan
 
Beryl Downing
 
Ian Fradgley
  Membership Secretary/Trustee
Paul Mackey
  Hon Secretary/Trustee
Dick Prior
  Photographer
Ian Prosser
 
Robin Sankey
 
John Scampion
  Vice Chairman/Trustee
Brian Wright
 

Click Here for the Minutes


The Chairman's Annual Report to the Society

Leadership is vital and traditionally such leadership is given by the planning authorities. During 2012 it has become increasingly clear that Stratford District Council was not going to fulfill its statutory requirement to agree a new Core Strategy within the timetable they had publicly stated. It was also becoming clear that the criteria that SDC had declared for housing was not in accordance with its policies for business development. The result is a failure to establish a policy framework for the coming years in terms of town planning and the lack of firm leadership leaves the town vulnerable to indiscriminate development with no overall cohesion. This has critical implications for our town and will impact on every aspect of its development, not only in housing, but in transport, infrastructure and business, affecting the whole of our economy and success as a vibrant and attractive centre.

This points to a failure in political leadership. We are aware of many developers looking for quick returns through significant new developments. There is little ‘joining together’ going on. The relationship between vehicle movements and pedestrians is being missed. Provision for cycle use with safety between motor vehicles and cycles is lacking. These existing problems run the risk of becoming acute in the next few years.

I am afraid that if action is not taken quickly to fill the planning vacuum, future generations will remember the current crop of political leaders as a group who lacked vision and imagination and who cared little about the legacy they were leaving.
Work by the Neighbourhood Plan Strategy Group, under the supervision of Stratford Town Council, is trying to fill the gaps which SDC’s failure is leaving. The people of Stratford will have an opportunity to vote on local strategies in mid 2013; it is to be hoped that our politicians can deliver what the people decide – this will be a real test of local democracy which will require politicians to follow community will and not party lines. Can they do this?

The Stratford Society has been involved in many of the Neighbourhood Plan’s developments and will continue to work for a future of our town which tries to balance our heritage with vital development. We will all need to be active in highlighting the importance of these issues in the coming months and to exert our influence on developments with and through our co-operation and membership of local groups. In my view, the next twelve months will have a tangible impact on the next twenty years – and beyond – of the town.

Kevin Bond
Chairman

Previous AGM's
          March 2009 AGM

                                            Notice of Meeting
                                              Minutes of AGM 2008
                                          Trustees Report
                                          Chairman's Report
                                        Group Reports

March 2008 AGM


Notice of Meeting
Chairman's Report
Strategy Group Report
Planning Group Report
Photographic & Awards Report
Treasurers Report
Membership Report
Programme Report
Social Report
Communications Report

March 2007 AGM

Notice of Meeting

Chairman's Report

Strategy and Planning Report
Photographic & Awards Report
Treasurers Report
Membership Report
Programme Report
Social Report