Frinton Residents' Association

MINUTES of the 49th Annual General Meeting held in St Mary's

Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton, on 30 April 2011 at 10.00 am
Present: The President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Secretary
and six other Committee members, forty-five Association members, and nine guests/speakers.


The Chairman welcomed FRA members, Councillors, guests, speakers, and representatives of the police.


Apologies had been received from Committee members Chris Perry, Pat Batley and Ivan Jacklin, FRA

Members Roy & Jane Caddick, Councillor Harry Shearing, Brian and Jan McLellan, Jenny & Bob Gilkes,

invited guests Councillor Mick Page and Beverley Gould (ECC), Douglas Carswell MP, Katarina Simpson (EJ

Taylor & Sons) and the Town Clerk of Frinton & Walton Town Council.


The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 24 April 2010 were taken as read and approved.


There were no matters arising.


The Treasurer reviewed the Accounts. He stated that the FRA continued to be in very good financial health

with subscriptions up by 300 on last year and a rise in income from fund raising activities which was mainly

from sponsorship of the Newsletter. However, interest was only 6.24 due to the current economic climate,

and funds in the Prime Account had been switched to the Community Account with the intention of using

Internet Banking and investing 10,000 in a Business Reserve Account this year. He pointed out that costs

of printing the Newsletter were almost at break-even, with the difference of 600 being the cost of delivery. He

also explained that increases in administration costs were due to general increases in printing and postage

costs, the fact that it had been discovered that the FRA owned the notice board outside the Co-op and it had

cost 500 to be repaired, and 200 in prize money had been given to those who had designed the last two

front covers of the Newsletter. Finally, he stated that donations had included 206 to the RNLI and 210 to

Frinton in Bloom.

As no-one had any questions, it was unanimously agreed that the Accounts for the year to 31 December

2010 be approved.


It was also unanimously agreed that the current Auditor, Mr R W Smith, be appointed for the year to 31

December 2011.


The Chairman expressed appreciation for the hard work the Treasurer (Don Whyte) had undertaken over

recent years, and DW stated that it had been a privilege to serve as Treasurer. She then stated that in

addition to DW, the President (Len Brooks) would not be standing for re-election; she wanted to thank him in

public for the tremendous service he had given to the FRA over a period of 18 years, and pointed out that the

Committee would be recognising this at a future date. She announced that Gillian Sanford had agreed to

stand for election as President, and since the publication of the Newsletter, Geoff Harris (a previously

co-opted Committee members) had volunteered to undertake the role of Treasurer.

The Chairman then asked the nominees for the roles of Officers and Committee members to stand as their

names were read out, followed by names of proposers and seconders. The following were then duly elected -

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

Stearn (Assistant Secretary/Membership Secretary).

Committee Members: Pat Batley, Charles Harrison, Colin Knights, Peter Leaman, Caroline Blackler,

Catriona Miller, Patricia Marino, and previously co-opted Committee Member, Helen Balisson.

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