I think we are just about done. The residential application is progressing and all ideas of previous incinerator plans have been dropped.
There is still one more matter to deal with.. we still have £1900 in the Campaign Fund. When we defined our constitution as a group back in 2010, we stated that on closure, any remaining funds be donated to a local community group or charity. This is the first time I have been heavily involved in community activity and I’ve been very happy with the outcome. I am however very aware that there is a group of people who contribute in equal measure, but do this on a weekly basis and have done for many, many years. Where I will now go back to working on career and family, I feel comfortable in the knowledge that this group will continue to develop, protect and work for the community.
I have discussed the matter with the Say No committee and we have agreed that before closing doors on the campaign, the remaining funds should be donated to the MVCA (Monton Village Community Association). I think all who have been involved in the campaign will understand what the MVCA has contributed to our victory.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this final action which will be concluded this week.
Thank you to all who have stepped up in this time of need. It’s taken a phenomenal amount of time, energy and dedication from the community as a whole, but I think we can finally put this one to rest. Stay vigilant, but enjoy this well earned victory and what the future may bring for the area.
Best if luck,