Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) News

Kingsland Millennium Green Trust (KMGT) News – June 2020

The good news is that the Green has been open as usual during these difficult times, providing plenty of open space for exercise and dog walking, and being able to enjoy the fresh air and excellent weather, whilst keeping safe with social distancing.

At the time of writing, the children’s play area is still closed under the Herefordshire Council guidelines. It will be opened as soon as possible and the situation is being monitored closely. When the tape disappears, please feel free to use it and also ensure that hands are washed as soon as you return home.

You will be aware that the Annual General Meeting and the less formal open meeting, which was due to be held on 30th May, had to be postponed. As the lockdown eases it may be possible to hold it safely and the matter is due to be considered again at the end of June. The usual notices will be given when the meeting can be safely held.

New Treasurer Required

Following the resignation of our current Honorary Treasurer, after sterling work over the last few years, KMGT is looking for a new Honorary Treasurer. The role involves keeping the books and records of the registered charity, paying any bills when invoices are submitted and ensuring that funds received are accounted for. It is not an onerous task and will not take up a huge amount of time. In addition to keeping the books and records, a short report needs to be prepared for the meetings of the Trustees and interested parties (about 5 meetings per year) and ideally the Treasurer will be available to attend those meetings. A basic understanding of book-keeping is required in order that KMGT can fulfil its obligations to the Charity Commission.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the KMGT Chair – Sebastian Bowen on wlsb@me.com or call his mobile 07831 636537. Alternatively emails can be sent to kmgtsecretary@outlook.com and they will be passed on.

It should be noted that the maintenance of the Green is totally funded by voluntary contributions received from within the Community. No funding is received from either the Parish Council or Herefordshire Council in respect of ongoing maintenance. The Trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support for the Green from the residents of Kingsland and the surrounding area.

Andrew Parsons – Hon Sec

Tel 708592