Spike Betterton, re-elected group Chair, gave a presentation of all of the events and activities the group had delivered during the year including the Royal Visit by HRH The Duke of Kent, winning the Worcestershire Compact Awards and planting 6000 Daffodil bulbs in the park.
Spike said “The group has achieved some amazing things this year including a Royal Visit! I would like to thank all of the group members for all their hard work and commitment. I would also like to thank Wyre Forest District Council and Vestia Community Trust for supporting us over the last year.”
Spike thanked other businesses and organisations that have supported the group including St. George’s School, St. George’s Church, The Community Housing Group, West Mercia Police, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership, Cooks Garden Centre and Quality Memorials.
Read more about the AGM on the Wyre Forest Agenda and the Kidderminster Shuttle websites.
The meeting concluded with a guided tour of the park for all guests where they were able to see first hand the improvements that had been made to the park by Wyre Forest District Council and Friends of St. George’s Park.
Local resident and group member, George Green had the opportunity to show The Mayor the recently installed replacement plaque which commemorates the opening of the park in 1927 by Mayor of Kidderminster (C.C Brinton) and two previous Mayors (G.R. Woodward & R.S Brinton), for which he was instrumental in bringing back to the park.
Anne Hingley, Kidderminster Mayor said “This Park has a long historical link with the Mayor of Kidderminster and I was delighted to open this annual meeting. It was really interesting to see the plaque detailing the involvement of three previous Mayors in 1927 and to hear about the efforts of George Green, and others, to return the plaque to the park. Groups like the Friends of St. George’s Park make a difference to their local communities and it was good to see all of the organisations working in partnership."
Following the tour of the park guests were treated to drinks, doughnuts and displays!