Entries by Gavin Griffiths

Vote for a new Trustee – deadline this week!

NEED TO GET YOUR VOTES IN BY 5PM THIS FRIDAY (15th May) Oh god not more voting I hear you moan! Those regular readers of this site will know that my personal view is that the Trust has suffered significant loss of reputation and only changes of management will address this in the long term. […]


By now you’ve heard that the proposed development on Rowley Fields (the lower fields of what we in the town know as The Welcombe Hills) won’t be going ahead. The full post is >here< on the Town Trust website. Like many who have come up against the Trust I don’t believe it for a minute. […]


Stratford Town Trust Extraordinary General Meeting Monday 2nd March 2015 Please attend the EGM 7.00 pm at The Arts House, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon. If you can’t attend don’t waste your vote – nominate a Proxy voter. This is really easy – use the form sent to you by The Trust. If possible nominate a […]

EGM CALLED – What can you do

These are the facts as of now 1. An Emergency General Meeting has been called on 2nd March at 7pm at The Stratford Art House only members can attend only members can vote Members will be asked to vote on an incredibly loaded question, namely : Should the Trustees pursue opportunities to generate a large […]

The Town Trust Meeting Tues night

Like many I had mixed feelings about the meeting at The Art House last night. I spoke to Helen Munro who in person was poised and warmer than I expected.  She’s a pro, empathetic elbow touching, making eye contact and keeping her cool in room full of people that were wholly opposed to everything she […]

A Poem Has Appeared At The Gate

I was on my usual walk up on the hills today and noticed that someone has posted up a poem about what this area means to them (apologies for the fuzzy pics, but I’m sure if you squint then you can read it – or you can of course head over to the gate on […]

The Coffee Morning was a great success

  Using the most up to date scientific crowd measuring technology (how many disposable cups were used!) we’ve estimated that 200 residents from Stratford came out in the sleet and rain this morning at 9:00 to show their support. Part of me thinks it a shame that it takes something so serious as trying to […]

The Town Trust Calls an Emergency General Meeting

This just come across my desk. “The trustees have called an EGM of the Trust on 2 March.  All members on the register of members as at [9am] on [30 January] will be receiving 21 clear days formal notice of the meeting as required under the Articles of the Trust.  Any new membership applications received […]

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust – Audio Trail

On Saturday I was invited by Ben Devine, a wildlife engagement officer at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to meet to discuss a very exciting proposed plan to develop a number of audio trails of the Welcombe Hills. Many people don’t know that the Welcombe Hills are a highly protected nature reserve which although owned by […]