The quillet of woodland immediately adjacent to the left of the Society’s is about to be placed on the market, and probably through an invitation to tender. Naturally, this is of interest to the RVCBS board and shareholders, and a decision to tender or not must be taken. Shareholders’ views have already been canvassed, and although it is ultimately a decision for the society, this does not preclude comments from others who follow and are supportive of our work. The letter that was recently sent to shareholders is copied below. If you have an opinion on this, please reply through this website.
May I wish you a Happy New Year! The Society has been informed that the quillet immediately adjacent, to the west of our ownership is likely to be put up for sale by its current owner via a sealed tender bid process early in 2018. As you may recall, your Board of Directors take the view that the long-term protection and conservation of Brinnedin Wood would best be achieved by a management plan that prioritises its environmental value and involves as many quillet holders as possible in its implementation. The fulfilment of that aim it could be argued, would be more likely if the Society were able to consider purchasing the adjacent quillet, though there would be some practical problems in the way of doing so. The area of woodland in question is significantly larger than that which the Society currently owns and so the financial transaction involved in a possible purchase would be much more challenging than that undertaken at the Society’s formation. Your Board of Directors have not yet made a formal decision on how to proceed. With such an important and challenging issue, the views of you, our shareholders are vitally important.
Please let me know what you think by return. Your views will help shape the future of the RVCBS and Brinnedin Wood.
We would welcome committed, enthusiastic shareholders to join the Board and share directly in the management of the Society by attending Board Meetings. We have a number of vacancies and our rules allow us to co-opt new members at any time. Please contact me or any other board member if you are interested. May I remind you of our forthcoming work parties on 28th January; 25th February and 25th March 2018. Bring rugged foot-wear, working gloves and enthusiasm! Coffee, cake, conversation and tools provided! We meet in the Village Hall car park at 10.00 am, finishing about 1.00 pm. Alternatively, if you just want to come to see what is going on – feel free! Please let me know if you intend to come to either of the work parties – you will be most welcome!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Redlake Valley Community Benefit Society