News December 2019
Report post Relaunch AGM on the 28th November
The reconvened AGM was held on the 28th November and we were very pleased to see a fantastic turnout of around 70 local residents.
Sharon Nayyar (acting Chair) had some very sad news to pass on to those attending, she announced that Joyce Powell who had been the Treasurer for many years had passed away the week before this meeting. She was a long standing supporter of the WHRA and integral member of the committee for many years who has done a great service for Winchmore Hill and will be sorely missed.
The previous members of the committee who were there were thanked for all their hard work over the years and given a gift by Mr Appleby. The incoming committee are very grateful to all those committee members and those that will remain such as Robert Taylor whose expertise on all things traffic and transport related will be invaluable to us going forward and other outgoing committee members who have said they will act as a guide to our new incoming committee members over the next couple of months while they learn the ropes.
The new committee were voted in and a very big thanks go to those people who put themselves forward to be members of the committee on the night and were duly approved.
The committee is made up of:
Patron: Miss Ann Moody JP
President: Mr Robert Taylor
Chair: Lynne Yazgan
Deputy Chair: Simon Davis
Secretary/Minutes Secretary: Christopher Cole
Treasurer: Will Sheldon
Membership Secretary: Ed Balleny
Transport: Robert Taylor
Independent examiner: Hanife Melbourne
Planning: TO BE FILLED
Crime: TO BE FILLED
Environment: TO BE FILLED
Social media: TO BE FILLED
We still need people to volunteer either for any of these vacant positions or to be involved as a general volunteer or volunteer within specific areas of particular interest, planning, transport and traffic, crime etc as we will need to have sub-committees to tackle many of our biggest challenges.
Helen Osman who has been instrumental in getting us to this point gave a presentation to mark the beginning of the new era for the WHRA. She started by using a range of photos to show how beautiful and varied Winchmore Hill is in terms of it’s architecture and green spaces as well as other amenities we have on our doorstep. She then went on to outline the objectives for the WHRA and specific ideas for issues, improvements and events that we can focus on as we move forward. The presentation can be accessed here
Those attending were then invited to discuss particular issues that were affecting them or the wider area that they would like to us to take up on their behalf, here is selection of the feedback.
- Traffic through the Green (how can the speed and volume be reduced?)
- Pedestrian safety and priority on the Green
- The impact of the proposed quieter neighbourhood scheme on traffic in and around Winchmore Hill
- Crime locally especially the spate of car thefts, catalytic converter thefts and break ins while residents are in their properties
- Specific planning issues in Seaforth Gardens that could affect the whole area if a precedent was set and the planning application for a higher mobile phone monopole in Hoppers Road
- Noise, traffic and waste issues resulting from some of the food businesses on the Green.
This is not an exhaustive list but I think it gives you a flavour of what our local residents would like us to focus on and the committee will be taking all of these into account as we move forward with plans for 2020.
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