An update from the 2017 AGM
The 2017 AGM was held on 31st October 2017 and the Board were delighted to see so many members old and new take the time to attend and we thank you for your continued support.
Frances Wright presented a summary of the Chairs report and a full version is available here.
Duncan Scott presented the Draft Accounts you can view them here.
Your Board of Directors
Nico De Freitas and Ewan Ogilvie continue as member Directors and the following member Directors were re-elected at the AGM: Frances Wright, Duncan Scott, Eric Bateman, and Claire Goodwin. We are delighted to welcome Mike Rodger as a new member Director. At the November Board meeting Frances Wright was re-elected as Chair. Duncan Scott and Claire Goodwin were re-elcetd as Treasurer and Secretary. Eric Bateman was elected as Vice Chair
We extend a warm welcome Fraser Wright from Knox Academy and Callum Learmonth from Haddington Community Council. Karen Stevenson continues as the nominated Director for HADAS, and we hope Haddington and District Business Association are in a position to nominate a Director to the board in the near future.
At the AGM Paul Darling and Fiona-Frances Adam stood down from the Board, and on behalf of my fellow Directors I’d like to thank them for their contributions during their tenure.
Haddington Town Centre Project
Since the summer, consultants Ironside Farrar have delivered three engagement events on behalf of East Lothian Council and the Project Steering Group* to inform the development of public realm proposals for Haddington Town Centre.
The consultation events have been very well attended with a positive dialogue about needs, challenges and making the most of the Towns assets for locals, businesses and visitors. You can find more detail about the proposals here.
2018 is a big year for Haddington! We celebrate the 700th anniversary of Robert the Bruce granting a Royal Charter to the Town. This Charter gave the town the rights to hold a market and indeed collect customs! A number of celebrations are being planned, and as these develop, full details will be available on http://www.johngraycentre.org/events-projects-community/
On behalf of the Trust’s Board I, thank you for your continued support during 2017, and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.