Here are some key points from the meeting of trustees and key volunteers on Monday 4th June 2018:
- We elected Gordon Inglis as an addtional trustee, and are very happy to welcome him. Gordon has been away from Derby for some years but is returning as the Headteacher of the new Cathedral School.
- Gordon will work with Steve Jackson (a retired headteacher) to help Friends of Friar Gate Bridge to achieve its educational remit, focussing on the remarkable character and achievements of Andrew Handyside, who created Friar Gate Bridge in his Derby foundry.
- The Friends of Friar Gate Bridge presentation to the Derby Renaissance Board in May was favourably received. This has made us some new friends who support our objectives of restoring the Bridge and stimulating regereration in its vicinity.
- We are continuing to seek comments from important stakeholders on the draft options study report produced for us by Lathams architects, to understand better how the regeneration of the Bridge will relate to other developments in the area.