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Chairman's Report - December 2022
Report from the Chair extracts, from the members newsletter, published December 2022
Richard Parker and I ( Andrew Wood ) have agreed to operate as Co-Chairs of the Society until next years AGM. There is certainly a daunting gap to fill following the sad loss of our Chairman, Martin Blunkell. As well as being extremely tenacious, Martin had great connections and could be relied upon to get hold of the right people so that we got answers - and projects were realised.
I have lived in Marlow since 1987. My wife, Sandra and I now live in West Street. I have been on the Marlow Society Committee for a couple of years now and in that time the Committee has managed to maintain a regular series of meetings, albeit mainly on Zoom .... We are hoping to move to a "hybrid" system of monthly meetings in 2023 which, I believe, will be more productive. ....
It has been great to see that we have two new Committee members in Julia Pendlebury and Olwen Elliott. Not only do they go a long way to re-dress the gender imbalance but they are both a little younger than our collective average age! I would like to take an opportunity to reach out to the membership of the Marlow Society at this point - if you would like to be more involved with the preservation and improvement of Marlow then please let us know - we are keen to expand the Executive.
There's plenty to be concerned about - the absurd "Film Studio" plans are the most concerning as the Transport aspects just don’t add up. Our magnificent bridge is finally getting a paint and it's hoped that the broken bearings will be replaced in 2023. The saga of Liston Court rumbles on. Most Marlovians, I suspect are quite unaware that the path through the arch to Liston Road is about to be closed up as two apartments are to be plonked down there.