ST MARGARET’S AREA SOCIETY
LECTURE & AGM 2019
On Wednesday 29th May, at 7.30 p.m., in the Maplethorpe Hall, St Hugh’s College, OX2 6LE (entrance from St Margaret’s Road), by kind permission of the Principal, followed by refreshments.
Professor Reverend William Whyte, Vice-President of St. John’s College, is the Chair of the Oxford Preservation Trust, and has kindly agreed to build on his very successful Civic Society talk,
Heaven might be something like North Oxford*
Followed by the AGM
Photos from the North Oxford Victorian Suburb Conservation Appraisal
* Professor Whyte’s reading list linked to his Civic Society talk is highly recommended. It is at https://www.oxcivicsoc.org.uk/prof-whytes-reading-list/
AGENDA FOR THE MEETING
7.30 p.m. Welcome by the Chair
7.40 p.m. Lecture, followed by questions
9.00 p.m. approx., tea, coffee and biscuits
9.15 p.m. AGM (See below for Current Committee Membership, Requests for nominations and Report on 2018-19 activities)
- Annual Report of the Committee
- Financial Report and Accounts
- Questions and comments on items 2 & 3.
- Election of the Hon. Treasurer and Committee members.
- Any other business
ST MARGARET’S AREA SOCIETY
Please contact us if you have a local planning problem or you wish to express an opinion.
This Amenity Society was formed in 1971. It exists to protect and improve the area and to promote social cohesion. The Committee meets regularly.
SMAS submits comments to the City Council on planning matters, representing the views of residents in central North Oxford.
Committee 2018-19: Chair James Fry (554001); Treasurer Virginia Ross (553195); Minutes Secretary Bill Manville; Tim King (515453); Stephen Eeley (554977); Florence Rossignol (516858); Jonathan Patrick; Geoffrey Croome; Maggie Farrar; James Wyman.
Nominations for 2019-20 in writing to the Chair, James Fry, at 7 Rawlinson Road by Saturday 25th May. (All nominations must have the prior consent of the nominee.)
REPORT ON THE YEAR’S ACTIVITIES 2018-19
- The full committee met twice in 2018-19, but the planning sub-committee met many times during the year. It surveyed every planning application in the area and commented on many of them. There were several successful objections, particularly to inappropriate extensions. It also provided advice to many householders, and cooperated with other amenity societies in North Oxford.
- SMAS promoted local social events, including a public meeting with Thames Valley Police officers, September’s Oxford Canal Festival, which is sponsored by the Society, and a monthly Quiz at The Anchor, which raises money for the Canal Festival.
- It continued to distribute the very well received leaflet about Front Gardens in the Conservation Area, prepared in consultation with the City Council.
- SMAS was represented on the Oxford Canal Partnership and Tim King represented the society on the City’s Port Meadow Management Committee.
- Several SMAS members were active in the Friends of Aristotle Lane Recreation Ground and Friends of Burgess Field.
The Society would welcome donations towards the costs of this AGM.