Frinton Residents' Association

MINUTES of an Annual General Meeting held in St Mary's Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton, on 21 April 2012 at 10:00 am

Present: The President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Secretary and

six other Committee members, sixty-nine Association members, three non-members and eight guests/speakers.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending the meeting and particularly welcomed the speakers, the

Mayor, Councillors and other guests, members and non-members of the Association.


Apologies had been received from members Jane & Roy Caddick and Jan & Brian McLellan, Councillors

David Lines and Giles Watling, Sgt Pete Gerard, Linda Belgrove of Essex Police Authority, Rachel Fryer

theTDC Town Centre Co-ordinator, Dave Lambert reporter for the Clacton & Frinton Gazette and Dr Gary



The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 30 April 2011 were taken as read and approved.


There were no matters arising.


The Treasurer reviewed the Accounts stating that generally they were as to be expected although printing and

stationery costs were reduced because there had been a one-off repair to the Notice Board in Connaught

Avenue last year, but the Frinton in Bloom contribution was considerably more this year as the FRA had

helped with the expenses of exhibiting at Tatton Park. He also reported that as the level of interest was

abysmal, steps were being taken to move money around to enhance this in future years.

As there were no questions, it was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that the Accounts for the

year to 31 December 2011 be approved.


It was also proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that the current Auditor, Mr R W Smith, be

appointed for the year to 31 December 2012.


After the Chairman had read out the names of the nominees, proposers and seconders for the positions of

Officers, and each nominee had stood up, the following were unanimously elected:

Gillian Sanford (President), Geoff Harris (Honorary Treasurer), Jeanette Phillips (Honorary Secretary) and June

Stearn (Assistant Secretary/Membership Secretary).

The Chairman then explained that Charles Harrison who had done excellent work as a Committee member

and Chair of the Planning Team was retiring from the Committee. It was agreed that his work was very much

appreciated and he received a round of applause.

The Chairman reminded those present that under the Constitution the Chairman and Vice Chairman would be

selected by the Committee at the next Committee meeting, and then she named the proposers and

seconders of those nominated to become Committee members, asking each nominee to stand as their name

was mentioned. It was then unanimously agreed that the following be elected en bloc:

Pat Batley (Newsletter Editor), Helen Balisson, Colin Knights, Peter Leaman, Catriona Miller, Caroline

Blackler, Patricia Marino, and previously co-opted member, Mick Carter.

The Chairman pointed out that there were still two vacancies on the Committee and that someone with a

particular interest in health issues from the patient point of view was desperately required. The other vacancy

was for Assistant Treasurer, and anyone interested in either position was asked to contact her or the Treasurer

after the meeting.

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