I attended the AGM of Ashmore Park Community Association as an observer. It was well run meeting, there are some real local heroes working here.
The APCA is very successful it is also financially secure. The Chair Anne Wood reported that the Charity Commissioners would get the agreed financial report – it gave financial information relating to the £81,444.00 in the bank. The elections took place, and there was a full list of APCA members who again stood for Office. Chair Ann Wood was re-elected Chair. the Secretary James Clarke was re-elected Secretary. Treasurer Derek Tomlinson was returned as Treasurer.
There were no vacancies after the elections were held. It was a well-run meeting. My view is that though there is a challenging year ahead of them this year (2016-17).
The APCA is well placed to deliver another successful year for both our community and the management of the Hub. A calculation was made in 2014 after an Audit had taken place of the number of hours the volunteers gave at The Hub. That estimate delivered an average of 387hours per week, which totals 19,350 hours.
If you applied the minimum wage payments at 2014 prices it delivered a wage cost of over £125,000 per year. That is the contribution in financial terms that the City and our community is gaining from these wonderful people who give their time freely for the benefit of our community here in Wednesfield North.
Your three Labour Councillor’s –
Councillor Mary Bateman; Councillor Rita Potter and Councillor Phil Bateman are very proud of Ashmore Park Community Association, and the individual volunteers. We look forward to working with them again in the coming year.