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Monday, 8 October 2018

Minutes of Our Annual General Meeting

MINUTES of the Darnall Forum Annual General Meeting
Held at Darnall Forum, 5pm Wednesday 3 October
Attendance 11 people attended.
Apologies were received from 3 people.
The minutes of the last annual general meeting were agreed to be a true record.
There were no Matters Arising.
The chairperson presented the annual report and accounts and made some remarks about it, thanking funders, volunteers, trustees and staff for their support and explaining what the figures really mean for the sustainability of the Forum’s work.
The annual report and accounts were adopted and the independent examiners, Nicholson & Co, were reappointed.
One vacancy for a trustee was filled by Mr Mehran Rehman. The current trustees were reappointed.
Community Issues
There was a discussion about the plans to open a new community gym in Tinsley and the need to have more affordable gym facilities in the area.
Neil Bishop gave a report on the campaign to try to get local people recruited onto the workforce at IKEA and Meadowhall. He reported that British Land are being much more supportive than IKEA. The Council's Economic Environmental Well Being Scrutiny & Policy Committee has promised to look again at the Council's involvement in big recruitment drives like this.
Some students from Sheffield University explained a project they are working on to try to create an additional community space at PMC. As the University are considering how they might be able to make use of it, Neil Bishop suggested that they look at the feasibility of delivering conversion courses there for new residents coming to work in the UK from overseas. An example would be people currently working as care workers while they raise the funds for and undertake the conversion course to register as nurses in the UK.
AOB – None.

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