The committee responded to a request from the Parish Council concerning funding community projects. The idea of AMRA was to compile a book detailing the history of the village and current photographs which would be made available to all households. It was hoped the book itself would become an historical document of the 20th and early 21st century.
The PCC and the Bell Tower Committee give heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise the £45,000 we needed to repair and restore the 14th century bell tower of Abbots Morton’s ancient Grade-1 listed St Peter’s church.
Picture of the bell tower thanksgiving service at St Peter’s, Abbots MortonA special Celebration and Thanksgiving Service was held on 15th November 2015 to mark the completion of the restoration of St Peter’s 14th century bell tower.
It was an opportunity to come together for all those who donated to the appeal for £45,000 either in terms of money, skills or enthusiasm in helping with all the various events put on during the two-year appeal.
It was a chance, too, for the Bell Tower Committee to express their thanks to everyone who helped them raise the money.
Thanks were also given to the stonemasons, Ian Bishop and his wife Becky Spanner, directors of Tewkesbury Conservation Ltd and the overseeing architect John Middleton, of John C Goom Ltd of Evesham.
AMRA held it’s first meeting under chairman David Smith. A number of changes were discussed amongst the committee members and a willingness to be more open and informative of meetings and decisions was agreed. The minutes of the July meeting can be found here.
One item discussed was the swift distribution of information to members. It was decided that email was the best forum to do this. Therefore, if you’re a member of AMRA can you please let the chairman know your email address. The chairman can be contacted here. AMRA’s next committee meeting will be on 5 October 2015, should you have any item for discussion please contact a member of the committee.
Preserving the Past and Protecting the Future
This has always been AMRA’s objective, it doesn’t mean AMRA are against change, but are keen to retain as much as possible of the unique nature of the village and parish in general. Membership shows that you too share these values and the committee welcomes your input and views.
If you have not joined AMRA or wish to rejoin please consider doing so, membership is an annual fee of £5 per member.
AMRA remains involved in the current issues surrounding the solar farm, lending support and experience to the residents of The Low who will be most affected by this development.
Chairman: David Smith
Deputy Chair: Nigel Cadbury
Treasurer: Don Humphries
Secretary: Sue Bunce
Bulletin Editor: Nick Humphries
Following the death of AMRA Chairman Cyril Burton, fellow committee member David Smith has taken on the Chairman’s role. The whole committee will be meeting soon to plan AMRA’s future.