The first AGM since the Railway Arms opened took place on Saturday 29th January at Fairycroft House. The event was attended by 45 shareholders of Saffron Walden Community Pub Ltd as well as a dozen members via Zoom.
In a chairman’s statement, Dave Kenny outlined the highlights of the previous 12 months including the purchasing of the pub back in Oct 2020, its opening in April 2021 and the appointment of Pub Manager Graham Pearson a month later.
The pub has certainly started extremely well and many members of the community were showing their support by popping in to their local regularly. The next stages of the pub involve replacement of the gravel surface in the pub’s courtyard to be more wheelchair friendly and to replace the roof on the outbuilding’s northern range along with the installation of solar panels to power the building and thus working on the goal to be carbon neutral.
Part of the business of the AGM was to re-appoint committee members Gemma Perry and Dave Kenny to the committee and along with Nick Hodgson, they were unanimously voted in.
Shareholders assembled back at the Railway Arms after the meeting to further discuss the pub’s future over drinks.