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2021/2022 CPRE Derbyshire AGM at Creswell Crags Visitor Centre

Peter Fox
By Peter Fox
26th August 2022

We held our 2021/22 AGM at in the library at Creswell Crags on 16th July 2022 – a perfect venue for our members.

We were delighted that 22 members attended the event, as well as John Lambert, Chair of CPRE East Midlands.
Attendees of the Annual AGM at Creswell Crags
Attendees of the Annual AGM at Creswell Crags

We highlighted the work that CPRE Derbyshire has undertaken throughout the year, as summarised in our Annual Report. This included the shift towards increased campaign actions, particularly for climate crisis matters, the Hedgerow Heroes project, and for community energy visioning projects. This is in addition to the great progress we have continued to make on planning issues, which can often threaten our beautiful countryside.

We gave our members an update on our local Hedgerow Heroes project, which supports CPRE’s national hedgerow campaign, and highlighted the three hedgerow planting projects that we are undertaking in Derbyshire:
  • Hooks Farm in Borrowash
  • Whistlewood Common in Melbourne
  • Wilsthorpe Nature Reserve on the Five Pits Trail near Clay Cross

Due to illness, our formal guided tour of Creswell Crags was cancelled, but we managed to arrange a walk around the Crags with a local leader of Worksop walking groups, Malcolm Funnell, who highlighted the beautiful glaciated valley of the gorge at Creswell and some of the historic caves in which our ancestors once lived.

The Creswell Crags catering team provided an excellent lunch, and we are grateful for their hospitality.

Finally, we appointed our officers for the next year:
  • Chair – John Ydlibi
  • Vice-Chair – Isabella Stone
  • Treasurer – Adrian Watts
  • Secretary – Karen Bradley (from mid October 2022)
  • Other Trustee – Gareth Roberts
  • Independent Auditor – Jeff Hanson

We would like to thank Jo Goddard, our retiring Secretary, for her excellent work for CPRE Derbyshire over the last three years, in particular the work she did updating our website into the new CPRE branding style and creating our social media channels. Jo will still be helping us going forwards in Amber Valley and editing our Annual Report.

Hopefully we will see more of our members at future events.
Creswell Crags
The AGM took place at Creswell Crags Respect AKP / Flickr