This year’s AGM was attended by 25 members and 3 non-members. In accordance with the BWAG Constitution, three of ten Trustees were required to stand down but were eligible to put their names forward for re-election. Robin Grimble, Wendy Hinder and Rob Attwood were unopposed and unanimously re-elected by members.
It was announced (after many months of form filling!) that BWAG has been approved as a registered charity (No. 1129178). Since it began in 2005, BWAGs official status has been as an Advisory Committee to the Parish Council. Now with nearly 350 members and funding secured of almost £85,000 BWAG will operate independently of the Parish Council. This will hopefully open up more funding opportunities enabling the preservation of Bredhurst Woods for future generations.
Following the formal part of the evening, Neil Coombs, Kent Wildlife Trust, gave a very interesting presentation on the Trust’s involvement with the site and advice on further restoration projects.