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Due to the covid pandemic and restrictions it will not be possible to hold the AGM as usual at Matthews Hall, Topsham. There will instead be a virtual AGM held via Zoom this year, at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st January 2021. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all members of the Trust.
The Trustees of the Goat Walk Land have decided that the land should remain open during the current Covid-19 restrictions to allow the land to be used for exercise. We do, however, ask that those using the land should follow social distancing guidance, both for themselves and for others.
There will be no volunteer work carried out on the land while restrictions are in place. Some essential work will be carried out by contractors who will be working alone.
Following the Exhibition in Matthews Hall in 2016, where there was strong support for creating a dog-free area for children and families, the Trustees consulted other community land organisations and concluded that children (especially from the local schools) would not use the land if there was any danger of contamination from dog waste. The Trustees therefore decided that they had to divide the land and exclude dogs from part of it. This has been achieved by extending the hedge between the two fields and adding gates. The dogs are free to run around in the upper field but not in the lower one or copse. We had to include the copse because it is hoped that the children will play there (there are already materials for dens etc) and it is not feasible to separate it from the lower field.
Our membership is open to all who want to support the work of the Trust in our management and improvement of the Goat Walk Land. The membeship subscription (currently £10 annually) is intended to cover our ongoing annual costs of insurance, mowing and other maintenance. As membership confers voting rights at our AGMs membership has to be individual we are not able to offer joint memberships. Members also receive newsletters of our activities and progress on the the Land by email two or three times a year.
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