Further to our post 2 weeks ago, this is a reminder that there is just one week to go until the
Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG)
12th Annual General Meeting
All welcome, familiar faces and new!
When: Thursday, 27 March, 2014 7.30 – 9.00pm
Where: St John’s Ambulance Hall, Mildenhall Road, E5
WHY? we hear you ask in response to our invitation (well we’ve got good imaginations… either that or we hear voices)
Well, here’s some stuff we’ve come up with:
History (This is the great stuff we’ve done!)
We have been working together for the last decade and more, to improve the Clapton Pond, its park, and the surrounding area. Today, we continue this work, via campaigning, building partnerships with the council and within the local community, and also via practical work and organising events.
In recent years, amongst other activities, we have set up the Clapton Conference, been involved in running the Clapton Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013, supported the Community First funding initiative, helped set up the Lower Clapton Road Traders and Residents Association and have been involved in the development of some Neighbourhood Forums in the area.
People (This is how it’s happened!)
It’s all come about over the years through the efforts of a relatively small band of regular volunteers, expanding to larger numbers during events, campaigns and projects, and partnering with other groups and organisations across the area. New faces, ideas and energy are always welcome.
Satisfaction, Community, Passion, Fun ++++ (This is why we do it!)
Everyone has their own reasons for being involved, and all benefit in different ways.
A passion for preserving architectural heritage, via an interest in green spaces, and a love of getting people together and collaborating is just a start, and the list goes on. We don’t always agree with each other and we sometimes do wonder why we do this. Committee meetings are social affairs and enduring friendships have developed.
So, why come to the AGM? (Here are some reasons we’ve come up with, we’ll be interested to hear what yours might be!)
If you are interested in the area and might want to be involved in some way in creating its future, we’d love to meet you. CPNAG is committed to playing an important part in the continuing development of this neighbourhood, ensuring all views are heard and taken into account and that every individual has something unique to contribute.
Come along for a review of the past year’s activities, as well as what we’ve accomplished during our existence, to meet the outgoing committee and other people, to discuss plans for the coming year, to explore ideas for the neighbourhood, and the wider area of Clapton, and to vote on the new committee. We’d love fresh ideas and energy (or that of returning people) and it’d be great to chat about how you might want to be involved, what matters to you and how you’d want to benefit.