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Turney Road Residents AGM – Tonight!!

Wednesday 10 February 2021 8-9.30 via Zoom video link

The Turney Road Residents’ Association (TRRA) Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th February at 8pm. The meeting will be held via video conference, using Zoom which can be accessed from your browser or via the Zoom application:  https://turneyroad.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=451b7048f3b29b40bac53ba93&id=a261f6d394&e=77e4865a1d

The meeting needs to discuss the future of our residents’ association. Michael Wilkins, the current Chair, will be standing down from the committee of the Association after 6 years as Chair and many years as Treasurer and committee member. There are only two other residents on the committee and the Association needs others to join the Association’s committee to run, support and develop the TRRA. 

The Association is looking for a new Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as others to be active members of the Committee – a minimum of five committee members. Without new volunteers, the Association will close. This is not the preferred course of action. The Association provides a key communication channel between residents and other organisations such as the Council and the Police, and aims to support and represent residents in a number of important issues including items such as traffic and other local concerns.  

Many will feel that the biggest continuing challenge for our road is the management of the movement of vehicles and people along the road which has caused much debate over many years: the high speed of traffic along the road, the issues and dangers associated with the road’s junctions, parking capacity, the cycle Quietway, Southwark Council’s Healthy Streets plans and the recently-introduced timed changes are all issues which the committee needs to inform you about, learn your views and represent them to others. 

The relationship with local sports clubs has been nurtured over the years by the residents’ Association, with usage being mutually agreed by clubs and the Association in order to resolve misuse issues and to ensure the continuation of access and good relations. 

The Association also helps to keep residents abreast of crime reports and initiatives, including issues such as burglary and muggings in a manner which we hope provides benefit to our members.  

Regarding developments, the Association has helped residents take a view on new plans and projects affecting the street such as the change of the sports field to the Community Sports Trust from South Bank University and the building of a nursery in the field. 

The Association needs new members to take the role of informing and representing the residents of Turney Road and Roseway. 

If you are willing to join the committee and/or hold one of the Offices, then please let Colin know by emailing colin@colinroberts.myzen.co.uk by the 8th February. If you would like further information regarding any of the roles or the Association, please contact Michael at michael@cama.clara.net

Please also refer to the information below which outlines some of the key responsibilities of the Committee. The rules of the Association are attached for your reference. 

The agenda and papers for the AGM will be sent out closer to the meeting together with the Zoom link. Please do try to attend this meeting. 

Best Wishes

Turney Road Residents Association Committee

Roles of the Association

Chairperson

• Chair the annual AGM and tri-annual committee meetings

Secretary

• Issues AGM notices and maintains meeting minutes/actions

Treasurer

• Monitors finances and reports to AGM

Collectively:

• Organise AGM and committee meetings

• AGM reporting

• Maintain members database and distribution list

• Organise meetings and report to AGM

• Follow up meeting actions

• Produce and distribute ad-hoc news notifications

• Circulate third-party notifications e.g. from Police and councillors

• Attend Safer Neighbourhood panel

• Attend community meetings to liaise and gather information

• Represent the road with third-parties such the Dulwich Estate, the council (including planning), sports grounds and schools/nurseries

• Website and social media updates and maintenance

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