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Housing issues aired at Richmond

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Peter Cooper

Our final members' meeting of 2014 was held at Richmond, North Yorkshire starting on Friday 26th September with dinner at The Station.  On Saturday 27th September members enjoyed a guided tour of the Georgian Theatre Royal.  Our main meeting was held in the Town Hall from 1pm until 4pm.  Following a welcome from John Clarke, chairman of Richmond Civic Society, we heard a presentation by Councillor Jon Blackie on issues associated with young families in the countryside.  This was followed by a talk by James Gravenor, chairman of Richmond Building Preservation Trust on The Station renovation project.

The final presentation was on housing matters.  This was at the specific request of members who are very keen to have information on this hot topic in order to help them with their work.  Our speaker, Adrian Spawforth, managing director of Spawforths, did not disappoint.   His talk was entitled 'Why do we end up with the housing we get?'

Thanks go to Richmond Civic Society for their help in organising a very full program of interesting events.  To read the full minutes of the meeting please click here.

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