Community group’s appeal ahead of AGM

17 November 2016

Grangetown Community Action is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday evening as it looks to move forward following the sad death of two of its senior members.

Chairman Chris Lomax and vice chair Hazel Ball both died on the same day in September, the day after the scheduled night of the AGM, which had to be cancelled.

Both were the longest surviving members of the voluntary group, which first started in 1977.

GCA secretary – and Mr Lomax’s grandson – Ashley Lister said: “Losing Chris and Hazel has had a huge impact on Grangetown Community Action, not only in losing our chair and vice-chair, but in losing two very loveable, committed characters.

“It is safe to say that meetings, lunches and Festival Week will never be the same again!”

“Whilst we have lost good friends, the wider community has also lost two individuals who would tirelessly campaign for a better Grangetown and particularly activities for the older generation.”

“We must now continue to take Grangetown Community Action forward and continue to develop and widen the networks we have, and the work which we carry out in Grangetown, as Chris and Hazel would have wanted.”

GCA already organises the long-running annual Grangetown festival week and carnival day, the Grangetown News community paper and has been involved in organising events such as the Grangetown community safety week, as well as supporting efforts such as Keep Grangetown Tidy.

It hopes to be involved in setting up and supporting a lot more events in 2017, as well as trying to get moving a project around a Shop Local and local business forum.

What the group needs though is volunteers, willing to help on certain projects and events, as well as some also taking some involvement on the committee.

The AGM will be held at 7pm on Thursday 17th November at Grange Pavilion in Grange Gardens. Volunteers and new members welcome. Also email grangetowncardiff@yahoo.co.uk for more information or if you would like to help.

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