THE RETIRING officers of the Bromsgrove Society presented their reports for the year at the organisation’s AGM.
John Rowlands, the retiring treasurer, was thanked by the president John Weston and presented with a gift to mark his exemplary work over the last 17 years, making him the longest serving officer in the Society’s history.
The meeting then looked to the future and elected a new group of officers for the coming year – Pat Tansell the vice chairman was elected as chairman, both Chris Nesbit, the current secretary and Jo Slade will become vice-chairmen.
Richard Aust, was placed in office as the new treasurer and the executive committee was re-elected.
A brief illustrated talk was given by Ed Higgins, the new Townscape Heritage Officer, about improvements to Bromsgrove High Street.
Ed also told the meeting a substantial grant had been given to restore and improve the roof and facades of the Tudor House in New Road, and that work had recently commenced on site.
The society has been pressing for restoration work to be undertaken on this landmark building for a number of years so the news was welcomed by members and it shows efforts have been worthwhile.