North-West Regional Meeting – May 2018
Todmorden Town Hall hosted the BAFM North West regional get together (free). The day started with a welcome from the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Christine Potter, followed by tour led by the Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers. Over lunch Friends from different ‘Friends of’ groups shared stories, knowledge and skills in the splendour of the Grade 1 Listed Building. In the afternoon the delegation of 52 visitors from 16 Friends groups were brought up to date with BAFM’s developments from Chair, Alex Walker. Namely the forward plan currently being worked on, Alex invited thought from Friends to be sent to BAFM by Friday 6 April 2018. Before enjoying an exploration of the town’s Information Centre and newly restored market hall the day finished with closing comments from Daniel Jessop, Regional Co-ordinator for the North West. Daniel invited Friends to consider how they would like to develop as a regional network and contact Daniel with suggestions. ‘Thank you to all who attended and for comments and suggestions, especially lovely to hear “It was a lively meeting in a place of excellent ambience, well controlled and friendly”. Do keep in touch & see you all again soon!’- Daniel The Itinerary: 10:00 Coffee on arrival 10:15 Introductions 10:30 Tour of Todmorden Town Hall, led by Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers 12noon Lunch (kindly provided by the Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers 12:50 Round table discussion with Alex Walker, acting Chair of BAFM 13:40 Group discussions (4 x themes: resilience vs. reliance/ independence vs. Interdependence/ friends vs. members/ reinvent vs. remodel) 14:20 Refreshment break 14:40 Feedback and sharing news 15:15 Closing comments 15:30 Optional visit to Todmorden Information Centre and Todmorden Thank you to all Friends & Todmorden Town Hall Volunteers. Contact: Daniel Jessop, BAFM Regional Coordinator for the North West, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01706 548105, 07912 891370.