The first meeting of the Board had a great turn out with 10 out of the 12 elected Board members attending. There was a lot of formal stuff to get through such as agreeing our Officers; these are Chair: Dennis Kitchen; Treasurer: Anne Hopper; Secretary: Lucy Potter. We were then given a full breakdown of the steps to get the Neighbourhood Plan in place by Mike Dando from Planning Aid England.
Due to the various formalities it has taken a while for the Board to come into fruition, but that's not to say a lot hasn't been done already. The Content of Plan task group has been developing the Plan based on residents’ comments and the Community Projects task group has run various events for local residents, and the Publicity group has promoted the Forum and the Plan with newsletters and a website. Some of the people on the task groups are also on the Board and we are all excited about the improvements that are appearing already in Holbeck. Now the Board is formalised we look forward to putting the Plan in place and seeking more views from the public at the Holbeck Gala which is being held on Saturday 19th July. We look forward to seeing you at Holbeck Gala.