2023 AGM Report

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Oakley Wood was held on Tuesday 14th March in Barford Memorial Hall.

Chairman Liz Sheehan welcomed everyone and gave a summary of the year’s activities, which ranged across subjects such as the new paths, seating, poo bins and even examining the role of the Friends. See the draft minutes for a full report of the meeting.

We were grateful, as always, to have Karl Curtis,  Director of Reserves and Community Engagement at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, present. After the main business of the meeting and a break for refreshments, Karl gave an interesting and lively talk on the subject of Wildlife Gardening, and how we can all make a contribution, however small, to giving wildlife a helping hand. A summary of Karl’s talk is in the minutes.

In future Karl will be focussing on other priorities within the Trust. We wish him well in his new role and look forward to meeting the new Reserves Manager, Nick Martin.

The draft minutes of the AGM of 26 April 2022 were approved.