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15 November 2017

posted Jan 9, 2018, 3:40 PM by Stephen Robinson   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 3:41 PM ]

North Chelmsford Community Trust AGM

15th November 2017, 7.30pm

At St Andrew’s Church, Melbourne Avenue

In attendance:


Stephen Robinson

Jude Deakin

Darren Moore

Paul Greenland

Other Members:

Ruth Hughes

Margaret Doyle

Jill Smith-Hughes
Karen Whybro

1. The minutes of NCCT’s September 2016 AGM were discussed & agreed and are available on the website at

2. Chair's Report

Stephen Robinson reported that Essex CC had planned to put up for sale the bulk of the Rainsford High / St. Peter’s site by now. He had not been given a new date by ECC.

The planning brief for the site, including provision of a site of "at least 300 sq metres for a community building, subject to a credible business plan" had been agreed by Essex CC and Chelmsford CC. The decision on what actually that entails will be decided when a planning application comes in for the site after sale.

Earlier in the year, Darren Moore and Karen Whybro had made some progress with the draft business plan, and discussed ideas and amendments with Mark Springett, Chair of Moulsham Lodge Community Trust, who had gone down a similar route a few years ago.

Stephen reported that Karen would be unable to help further with this or continue as a Trustee due to her growing business. Stephen had spoken to another contact who may be able to assist with the costings elements of the plan.

Writtle Wick

All six trustees had been involved in various meetings during the year with a wide range of potential partners from local charities and community groups. This had led to a formal bid to take a lease of Writtle Wick in Chignal Road on behalf of Homestart, Action for Family Carers and Carealot. Unfortunately, Essex CC had decided to sell the building instead.

Although this was a major disappointment, much of the joint working on the bid could be carried forward to the plans for the old school site.

3. Financial Update by Paul Greenland (treasurer)

PG would circulate accounts but he summarised the position as:

Balance of c. £1250, comprising a £1,000 loan (required minimum balance for a charity account); £180 brought forward; £70 in subscriptions for this year.

No spending

4. Election of trustees for the coming year

As Trustees and Officers

Stephen Robinson: Chair

Darren Moore: Secretary

Paul Greenland: Treasurer

Other Trustees:

Jude Deakin

Jill Smith-Hughes

8:00pm AGM formally closed.