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Dereham society faces uncertain future

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:43 07 July 2010

Richard Parr

A Dereham group which aims to protect the market town faces an uncertain future after it has been unable to fill two key volunteer posts.

A Dereham group which aims to protect the market town faces an uncertain future after it has been unable to fill two key volunteer posts.

It was hoped that after sending out an SOS - Save Our Society - the two crucial vacant posts of chairman and secretary and some committee posts in the Dereham Society would be filled.

But at its annual meeting last week at Dereham Library no one came forward to offer themselves for the roles.

It was decided that an extraordinary meeting may have to be called to consider the whole question of the group's future.

The long-established society, is actively seeking more members and this was one of the main issues considered during the annual meeting.

The lack of people volunteering for the key posts is a cause of concern for the society and it has been agreed that until a decision is made about its future, meetings would continue to be held with a “rotating” chairman, with the secretarial side kept to a minimum focusing on the most critical issues.

The society's founder chairman, Colin Chambers, has appealed for the town's residents to become involved.

The society is currently active on a number of fronts including such projects as the proposed Dereham bus interchange, and plans to regenerate the market place. Members are actively involved in supporting plans for a green infrastructure to run through Dereham linking Etling Green and the Neatherd Moor area with other open spaces around the town.

*Anyone who would like more information about the society or any of its vacant posts can contact Mr Chambers on 01362 692742.


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