Hello Walpole Friends.
Thank you to all of you who turned out for the AGM.
It was one of our busiest yet, so thank you for your commitment.
I also wanted to say a big thank you to our speakers. Helen Walker, who gave us a very informative talk on what will be happening to the Manor House & Gallery through the closure period from 2015 - 2018 along with some of the challenges facing both the Council and the Trust in keeping the spirit of Pitzhanger alive during the closure.
Many thanks also to Emma Allen the Park Manager who brought us up to date with what is happening in the Park, how the 'snagging' is being dealt with and what expectations we should have! She also highlighted the fact that now we have a wonderfully restored Park the work is not over - it still has to be managed, maintained and loved!
There were a number of changes to the Committee this time around. While myself, Sonja Garsvo and Irving Jones are still on the committee, Patrick Chapman has stepped down as Secretary.
We are very grateful for Patrick's involvement with Walpole Friends and all the work he put in right from the day we were constituted. Patrick is very busy with all sorts of other exciting projects, such as the Ealing Film and Music Festival and we wish him well.