There is a reason for this seemingly bad piece of planning. The Annual General Meeting needs to be held towards the end of April and we were also very keen to book a talk by Sir Michael Hopkins in the Willis Building, the construction of which he substantially controlled as the site architect. But Willis has a more limited capacity than would be acceptable for an AGM which members are entitled to attend, of course. The best solution your Committee decided on was to hold the AGM in the larger venue of St Peter's Church and, after the business part of the evening, invite a speaker with an unrivalled knowledge of Ipswich to explain and illustrate conservation issues and achievements in Ipswich. So, to set out these events more fully and clearly they are as follows:
Annual General Meeting
at St Peter's on the Waterfront
on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 7.30pm
The meeting will be chaired as usual by the Mayor of Ipswich, the Society's President. After the business meeting, John Field will talk about Conservation in Ipswich and show 'before and after' slides of sites around town. John was previously a Planner and then Town Centre Manager with Ipswich Borough Council. He currently chairs the Ipswich Design and Conservation Advisory Panel. His outline of the history of conservation organisations in Ipswich is on pp 8&9 of this Newsletter. So come along and hear about the meaty details of many disputes and decisions, and frustrations and achievements.