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Newsletter 29 April 2019

This is the formal notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in the Hall of Wantage Methodist Church, Newbury Street on Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm. Please do not park in the Methodist Church car park (unless you are disabled) - please use the Beacon car park which is very close by.

Our Constitution requires us to give at least 14 days' notice of the AGM to all the members.
At the AGM we shall be electing the Committee which runs the Campaign Group during the year. If you would like to join the Committee then please let us know. If you would like to nominate someone else then please first make sure you have their agreement, then send us their name and email address. Nominations can also be made at the AGM.
Only members of the Campaign Group can stand for election to the Committee. Also, to maintain the Group’s political impartiality, nominations will not be accepted from any person elected to a council or similar body.
All the members are entitled to attend and vote, and voting cards will be available at the meeting.

Hopefully it will be a short meeting and will then be followed by a presentation by Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning & Housing at Leeds Beckett University researching groups objecting to housing development, on the role of Community Groups in Planning.

"Community groups may resist development but this is because they are in favour of planning." This is the message from Dr Bradley. As he says “There are particularly strong connections between communities objecting to deregulated development and those promoting an effective planning system. I would go further to say that communities objecting to development are among the last remaining defenders of an interventionist planning system.”

I look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes
Julie Mabberley

Campaign Manager
Wantage and Grove Campaign Group
www.wantageandgrove.org 


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