Dartmouth and Kingswear Society



Annual Report for 2017/18

Core activities

  • Our core watchdog role protecting the environment of Dartmouth and Kingswear by monitoring planning applications remains as important as ever, especially in view of the diminished resources available to the District Council.

  • Campaigns for the benefit of the community are from time to time brought to us. We remain happy to consider such matters and have given some of them publicity and prominence as far as we can.

  • The D&K remains financially sound and able to continue to make donations to local worthy causes.

Committee membership

Officers elected at the 2017 AGM were: Sir Geoffrey Newman as President; Phil Charlesworth as Vice-President; Tony Fyson as Chairman; Kathy Stansfield as Hon. Secretary and Planning Secretary; Jill Rowe as Hon. Treasurer.

Committee Members elected at the 2017 AGM were: Richard Rawlins and Robin Sjoberg.

Subsequent Changes: Tony Fyson resigned from the Chairmanship in June 2017 following his appointment by Dartmouth Town Council as Deputy Mayor. Tony Fyson and Kathy Stansfield resigned from the Executive Committee in February 2018. The Committee wish to record grateful thanks to them both for many years of diligent contributions to and support of the Society.

Efforts to recruit new Officers and members of the Executive Committee have recently resulted in the co-option of a new Chairman, Robert Brooke, and a new Vice-Chairman, Andrew Jarrold, both of whom have been nominated for election to those posts at the coming AGM. In addition, five members have stepped forward and been nominated for election as Committee Members. They are Deborah Penn, Liane Baldock, Ray Bridges, John Mitchell and Nick Wood

Activities

One important aspect of the D&K’s role is input into the Neighbourhood Plan. A document on issues concerning the built environment and conservation, identified as important in the NP public survey, was circulated to all members prior to a public meeting on the subject in February.

No events were organised for the Autumn of 2017. During the period, the Committee continued its core activities and in February made a donation of £1000 to Dartmouth Green Partnerships towards their greenhouse project.

The immediate task for the new Committee elected at the AGM will be to review and determine the priorities for action during 2018-2019. The overall aim will remain that of promoting the Society and its main objectives.

Subscriptions for 2018 Subscriptions for the year were due on 1st January. The charge is still just £7.00 per person and £12.00 for two people at the same address.

D&K Committee March 2018