News and Views

The last month has been eventful. Our AGM on the 19th February renewed the tenure of two of our longest serving directors Directors, Clive Clarke and Rashid Laher. It also re-appointed the officers: Mike D’Souza as Chair, Jill Preston as Vice-Chair and Secretary and Geraldine Burgess as Treasurer.
Last year’s Draft Community Plan was approved q.v. as was the decision to go ahead and sign the one year lease on the Community Hub and we became RBK leaseholders on the the 1st of March.
Our collaboration with CREst to provide conviviality and hot meals on Tuesdays for Norbiton’s homeless (alongside the pre-existing Mental Health drop-in service) is now going from strength to strength and attracting over 40 regular attendees.
Clearly we now need to try to raise funding to continue these meals and for refurbishing the Hub. Fortunately the residuum (after lawyers fees) of the £5k originally promised us 4 years ago by RBK Housing will now be available. However any members with good ideas for raising money should contact Jill.