Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG)
Annual General Meeting
All welcome, familiar faces and new!
When: Monday, 13th February, 2015 7.30 – 9.00pm
Where: St John’s Ambulance Hall, 1a Mildenhall Road, E5
A brief recap of our history (For those who don’t know, 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 pushed for an been involved with the restoration of the Pond area (you should have seen it 10-15 years ago), 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 has happened over the years through the efforts of a relatively small band of regular volunteers, changing somewhat over the years and 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 really 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 – we’ve not yet come to blows – and we sometimes do wonder why we do this. Committee meetings are social affairs and enduring friendships have developed.
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 contributing to and 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 (Oh that can be challenging sometimes – especially if we’ve a strongly held one ourselves) and that every individual has something unique to contribute.
Come along for a review of the past year’s activities, as well as hearing about some of what we’ve accomplished during our existence. Meet the outgoing committee and other people, to discuss, and be part of, 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.