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Submitted by CUCT on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 08:09

Members of the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust last night joined in with the Trust's first online AGM. Having been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the committee decided that using Zoom technology would allow the meeting to take place and meet the requirements of our constitution. Around 15 members took part in the meeting from their homes using computers and phones.

A key purpose of the meeting was for the committee to deliver, and for members to receive, the "Report and Financial Statements Year ended 31 December 2019", a copy of which can be read here. Chairman Steve Wood and Treasurer Chris Gurney summarised the report for members present.

The Chairman thanked all committee members for their contributions in various roles through the year, but in particular Philip Balfour who retired from committee on completion of the milepost project in 2019, as well as Maria & Robert Frost and Liz Quick who were stepping back from the committee at this meeting due to new family commitments.

Rob also stood back as a Trustee and Steve Wood was elected to replace him. Sue Dutton was reappointed as a Trustee for a further three year term. All other committee members agreed to stand again and committee roles will be agreed and confirmed at the next meeting.

The minutes of the AGM will be available at a later date. The Trust is to consider hosting a social meeting at a later date in particular to allow those members who were not able to participate in the online AGM to receive the annual report and ask any questions of the committee.

The meeting was followed by a presentation on progress with the Uttoxeter Canal restoration in 2019.