Trustee Meeting Update – 05/September/2017

Location: GWCT’s Allerton Project Visitor Centre

Time: 18:30 until 20:30

Attendees: Chris Stoate; Peter Barham; Lisa Smallwood; David Harper; Richard Spiers; Geoff Gilfillan


18:30: Welcome

18:45: Introduction by the new Project Officer: Geoff Gilfillan

19:00: Trust Admin and Finance Matters

19:30: Funding Bids and Opportunities

  • Water Environment Improvement Scheme
  • HLF status
  • Other opportunities

20:00: Any Other Business

Short summary of outcomes:

Thank you to all Trustees for attending this very productive meeting. The main objective for the meeting was for our new Project Officer to introduce himself to all the Trustees, and to discuss Geoff’s role as the Project Officer. Geoff provided the Trust members with an update of his progress in the role during his first two weeks, and together the Trustees contributed to how they see the priorities of his work. We also discussed the latest funding bids and opportunities to move our work forward into the future. Our discussions particularly focused on the recently submitted Water Environment Improvement grant through the Environment Agency and DEFRA (see next update). Finally, we finished the meeting by discussing points and issues we would like to bring up in the up-coming Welland Valley Partnership meeting on September 15th.