Minutes of the LDTA AGM at Elford Hall Garden

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In attendance:

Brian Pretty                                          Lichfield Arts & LDTA Chairman

David Bathurst                                     Chasewater Railway Museum & LDTA Vice Chairman

Roy Barratt                                           Claymills Pumping Station

Reg Cornell                                           Elford Hall Garden Project

Sue @                                                     Elford Hall Garden Project

Dave @                                                  Elford Hall Garden Project

Julie Dewhurst                                     Green Badge Guide

Gill Cooper                                           Green Badge Guide

Sue Baird                                               Green Badge Guide

Kate Pipes                                             Guest of Green Badge Guide

Rob Ings                                                Lichfield Arts & Lichfield Photography

David Cartwright                                 Lynn Nurseries

Jenny Cartwright                                  Lynn Nurseries & LDTA Management Committee Member

Marilyn Masters                                 Shakespeare in the Park

Marie Garnett                                      The Lodge B&B @ Cannock Chase

Lee Garnett                                            The Lodge B&B @ Cannock Chase

Ken Knowles                                         Town Crier & Shakespeare in the Park

Adam Burns-Mace                               Tudor of Lichfield

Aileen Beesley                                      Visit Lichfield

Rachael Evans                                      Visit Lichfield

Barbara Williams                                Wall – Letocetum Roman Site

John Crowe                                           Wall – Letocetum Roman Site


Bev Sheppard                                       Arthur Price Factory Shop

Angela Burns                                        Best Western The George Hotel

Lesley Hirst                                           Claymills Pumping Station

Simon Khan                                          Comfortin’ Food Café

Sue Khan                                               Comfortin’ Food Café

Malcom Lumb                                      Coppers End Guest House

Mary Fielding                                       Coppers End Guest House

Gay Lawrence                                       Colton House Bed & Breakfast

Ron Lawrence                                       Colton House Bed & Breakfast

Gerry Arthur                                         Curborough Sprint Course & LDTA President

Tracy Newton                                       Erasmus Darwin House

Richard Lewis                                       Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce

Lisa Howard                                         Lichfield City Council

Jill Taylor                                              Lichfield Mysteries & LDTA Management Committee Member

Cathy Luffman                                      National Forest Adventure Farm

Sarah Oakden                                      National Memorial Arboretum

Nick Misselke                                       Pipe Hill House

Robert Carr                                           Rock34 & LDTA Management Committee Member

Jo Wilson                                              Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & LDTA Management Committee Member

Sarah @                                                Swinfen Hall Hotel

Brian Carruthers                                 Tempest Ford

Louie Clegg                                            The Best of Lichfield

Caroline Lees                                        The Old Haybarn Apartments

Katherine Walker                               The Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC

Emily Waldron                                     Visit Lichfield

Lizzie Thatcher                                     Visit Lichfield

Annamarie Stone                                 Woodhouse Farm and Garden CIC


  1. Introduction and Welcome

Brian Pretty, Chairman of LDTA, provided the welcome and thanked everyone for attending.

The volunteers at Elford Hall Walled Garden were thanked for hosting the meeting.

  1. Apologies

As listed above.


  1. Approval of 2016 AGM minutes

Minutes from the 2016 meeting were accepted as a true record.

  1. Matters arising from the minutes

There were no matters arising

  1. Financial Accounts


The LDTA Income and Expenditure report was given to each LDTA Member at the meeting. The Association will carry forward a figure of £8248.18 for the financial year 2017-2018. This financial report was approved.

A copy of the report is attached with these minutes.


  1. President, Chairman and Management Committee


Due to other commitments Paul Fairs, Brian Carruthers and Cllr Mike Thompson are no longer LDTA Management Committee Members. They were thanked for their support and dedication while serving on the Committee.

The meeting was reminded that pursuant to the decision taken at the 2014 AGM, the current Management Committee Members are elected for a two-year period until the 2018 AGM.

David Bathurst proposed Sue Khan proprietor of Comfortin’ Food join the Management Committee. This was seconded by Jenny Cartwright, and approved by the meeting.

It was accordingly agreed that the Management Committee for 2017-2018 shall comprise the following:

President                               Gerry Arthur

Chairman                              Brian Pretty

Committee Members           David Bathurst (Vice-Chair)

                                                Robert Carr

                                                Joanne Wilson

                                                Jill Taylor

                                                Jenny Cartwright

                                                Sue Khan


Secretariat                            Aileen Beesley

                                                Rachael Evans

                                                Emily Waldron




  1. Chairman’s Report

Brian Pretty delivered his Chairman’s report to members. A copy of this report is attached with these minutes.

  1. Date of next AGM

The Annual General Meeting for next year will be held on: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Time and venue to be confirmed.             


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