I hope this update on the AGM finds you well and you have enjoyed the Summer.
We are currently required to hold an AGM in September at which members can attend and vote on important matters. At a recent meeting of the Save Capel Executive it was proposed to postpone the AGM until later in the year (latest March 2023). The main reasons behind this are:
We are still awaiting the decision and report of Matthew Birkinshaw, the Government-appointed Inspector, on the TWBC Local Plan. Until we receive this, we cannot determine what the future focus of Save Capel will need to be.
There may be some rotation in the Members of the Executive, which is dependent on a number of circumstances not under our control, before the AGM. If a member(s) of the Executive decides to step down we will need to ask for, and appoint, replacement(s). Based on the Inspector’s decision we would identify what skills might be missing for the future working of the Executive and thereby steer us to requesting volunteers who may have the appropriate skills.
Once we have received the Inspector’s decision and report, and considered the consequences and implications, we will then be able to inform members and propose a date to hold the AGM. You can follow any updates on the public examination here.
We believe that is the most appropriate way forward and hope you agree, but if anyone has any serious and relevant objections to postponing the AGM please let me know as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your understanding.