We have received a copy of the following letter from Cllr Susan Wise, in her capacity as London Borough of Lewisham Appointed Trustee of the Albion Millennium Green Trust. It explains the relationship between us as a Friends group and the Trust which is the legal owner of the Green. We are very grateful to LB Lewisham for resolving issues on this, and urge all paid-up members, followers and people living in the area to attend.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 1st NOVEMBER
Albion Millennium Green is a small open space situated between Albion Villas Road and the railway line. This former tennis club site has developed into a small urban woodland, with winding paths, meadow areas and a small pond. It is accessible from Albion Villas Road and the railway path which runs between Forest Hill and Sydenham.
The Green is owned by a local charitable trust formed in 1998 with the specific purposes of purchasing the land from the former tennis club trustees and protecting and enhancing the space for the benefit of the local community. The Trust has been moribund for several years and during this period the Friends of Albion Millennium Green group has taken care of the upkeep and has organized many events and activities there. Their efforts have transformed the Green into a much loved and highly valued open space,
While the Friends group and their activities and involvement will continue, in order to protect the ownership of the Green the Council is keen to ensure that a new set of trustees is appointed. The appointments will take place at our next AGM and in accordance with the rules of the Trust all members of the local community are invited to attend.
Albion Millennium Green Trust Annual General Meeting
Saturday 1st November 2014 11am
Forest Hill Pools, Dartmouth Road SE23
The Friends of Albion Millennium Green group will continue to care for the Green and its upkeep, and will continue to organize and host the many events and activities which have become established as regular features.