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Lancashire - Campaign to Protect Rural England

2019 Annual General Meeting: 23rd May, Mere Sands Wood

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:39

CPRE Lancashire AGM at Mere Sands Wood CPRE Lancashire AGM at Mere Sands Wood

CPRE Lancashire's 2019 AGM took place at Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve on May 23rd; thanks to all those members who attended and enjoyed  tea and cake, pond dipping, birdwatching or a walk in the woods!

The business of the meeting was largely conducted by our new Chair, Debbie McConnell, who was voted in by members at the AGM. Debbie gave an overview of the Annual Report and accounts (full copies of which were available to members) and then our Planning Officer Jackie Copley gave a presentation on campaigning activities since the last meeting.

Outgoing Chairman Nick Thompson, who stepped into the breach for the third time three years ago when he again took on the chairmanship of the Branch, was thanked for his huge contribution to CPRE Lancashire. Members voted for Nick to take on the new role of Branch President, and we are very pleased that he will still be an integral part of CPRE Lancashire's activities.

We were also delighted to welcome our new Patron, Stephen Lowe (pictured above with Vice-Chair Lindsay Beaton and Nick Thompson), to the meeting. Stephen's regular show on BBC Radio Lancashire focuses on rural issues in the county.

Many thanks to Mere Sands Wood for hosting us and for the interesting activities offered to members. 

More photos from the day can be seen on our facebook page.

To focus more effort on important rural campaigns CPRE Lancashire has closed the Springfield Office in Leyland.  To get in touch with us, please contact or phone 01772 378831. Post can be sent to CPRE Lancashire, c/o Acres Brook, Sabden Road, Higham, BB12 9BL

Registered charity number: 1107376, registered company number: 05291461