Plenty of food and food for thought at FORA AGM

Forest Residents Association AGM and 10th birthday celebration got off to a great start with an excellent meal provided by the Star of India.

FORA Committee Members Najma, Frances and Tony make sure nobody goes hungry

Epping Forest Constable Ian Greer answering residents questions about Hollow Ponds

Epping Forest Constable Ian Greer answering residents questions about Hollow Ponds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporation of London Epping Forest Constables Ian Greer and Martin Whitfield gave a fantastic talk on managing the forest. They shared their many years experience and knowledge of the special nature of the forest land and the management plans in place to safeguard its future. They took time to answer the many questions local residents had for them while explaining recent developments and plans.

John Stewart and Rob Barnstone

John Stewart and Rob Barnstone

John Stewart and Robert Barnstone from HACAN East talking to Leytonstone residents who are living under City Airport’s flight paths about campaigning to stop city airport. John and Rob explained the current consultation and the airport’s plans to grow further. Their talk was followed by a lively discussion of how to gain support for residents and HACAN from politicians and decision makers.

 

FORA is 10 years old this year. The occasion was celebrated by an overview of FORA’s achievements by Chair Vaseem Gill who also highlighted the 10 events FORA ran last year and forthcoming events planned for this year.  New and long serving FORA members shared drinks and cake to celebrate our first 10 years.

AGM Cake

We would like to thank all those who attended with special thanks to Cllr Shabana Dhedhi, Cllr Gerry Lyons, Writer John Rogers, Epping Forest Constables Ian Greer and Martin Whitfield, HACAN East campaigners John Stewart and Robert Barnstone for contributing to the event. A big thank you also to FORA committee members June, Alan, Frances, Najma, Tony, Martin, Heather, Trevor and Vaseem for planning, organising and delivering this excellent event.

2 thoughts on “Plenty of food and food for thought at FORA AGM

  1. Vaseem says:

    A Big thank you to our members and our guests for joining us on our 10th anniversary. Great food , great talks and a great evening!

  2. a a fernandes says:

    Lovely post Martin. As always you capture and encapsulate the moments so well ,Thank you from all of us in the community

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