Friends of the Rec Annual General Meeting Wednesday 19th March 8pm at the Recreation Ground Centre

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Friends of the Rec Annual General Meeting Wednesday 19th March 8pm at the Recreation Ground Centre.

All are invited to this meeting which will have an important effect on the future of this charity.

The Friends of the Rec have been appreciative of the  support from the community  over recent years in helping to raise funds to improve facilities and  develop activities at the Recreation Ground and assisting  at  community events.

Over the last couple of years we have been fortunate in increasing our  fundraising with larger events such as the Bonfire Burn 10k and we  look forward to The Flaming June Half Marathon.

The Friends now offer a range of activities at the Rec particularly  for older people and this is of increasing importance.

Recently Histon & Impington Parish Council agreed to acquire a 30 year  leasehold interest in 12 acres of land at Bypass Farm, Histon. There  is a shortage of open space in the community particularly for sporting  use, childrens and young people’s activities and there is exciting  potential to provide new facilities and opportunities on this site.

There will be a community consultation organised by the Parish Council  to explore potential uses and opportunities.

The Friends have for a number of years been aware of the possible  project which would complement the Recreation Ground and  be in line  with the charity’s objectives. A community fundraising involvement has  been discussed and to facilitate this the objects of the charity would  need to be amended. The consent  from the Charity Commission has been  obtained, agreement for the objects change is required from the  members of the Charity and this will be discussed at a special meeting to be held  after the AGM on Wednesday 19th March

A slight change in the name of the charity would be needed.

The Friend’s commitment to the Recreation Ground would remain undiminished.