Thursday 7 February 2013 6-10pm
NEW VENUE: Nature in Art in the Education Centre. Wallsworth
Hall, Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst/Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA (two miles north of Gloucester,
just off the A48, signposted).
Guest speaker Dr. David Bullock, Head of Conservation at The National Trust and Chair of the
UK Habitat Action Plan Group. (In the event of flooding or excessive snow, an update would be posted on the top of the Home page here
on the GOT website).
It is most likely that we will enter through the gate from the car park to the Education Centre, rather
than the main entrance to the building, but signs will direct you. Free parking. There are speed
bumps on the long driveway, so do take care!
01452 731422 but enquiries about the AGM to GOT's Ann
Charge: Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members.Agenda:6-7pm
Tea, coffee, light food can be purchased from the cafe near the Education Centre. You may
take these in to the Centre. Also time to browse the extensive GOT library (at present, this is the
only time of the year when the entire library is set up, so do make the most of it!). If you miss the
cafe time, because you have travelled far, feel free to bring your own sandwiches in to the AGM.7-8pm
GOT Business - including Chairman's report, Treasurer's report, Election of Officers
(Chairman, Treasurer), AOB/Question time.
We hope that Charles Martell will give his usual Varietal Research update on Gloucestershire fruit
varieties. Many other members of the committee should be on hand, including Chris Wedge of
Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme and Dave Kaspar/Helen Brent-Smith/Jim
Chapman of The Orchard Centres.
Juliet Bailey should be available for taste tests on some of her Gloucestershire varieties of apple, for
informal advice on wildlife and on her small-scale cider making experience.
Andy Reed from Stroud Valleys Project will give a very brief update on the Ebley linear orchard as
part of the Stroud Apple Town Project.8-9pm Dr. David Bullock will speak on Apples, Apps, BAPs and Bears followed by a shorter
slot by professional storyteller Fiona Eadie of Horsley.9-10pm
Time to network, browse again at the library, buy and sell juice, cider, perry or any other
merchandise you wish to bring!
You may also renew your GOT membership on the night and give to Ann so that she can log you on
We look forward to seeing you! There will also be a raffle.Nominations
Any nominations for officers (chairman and treasurer) and other items for discussion should be
submitted to me, Ann Smith (coordinator/company secretary) at least 10 days prior to the AGM.email@example.com