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AGM Monday 4th February 2019

Our AGM on Monday was attended by a company of loyal Friends of Friar Gate Bridge, including once again a member who came all the way from Cambridgeshire.  

The existing trustees were re-elected and we are delighted to have elected two new ones: Cath Feely is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University with a special interest in the late 19th and 20th centuries; David Cross is from Rolls-Royce and has a strong programme management background.  We are glad of their involvement as individuals, and grateful for the support of the University and Rolls-Royce that they represent.  

We received the report of activities during the year, of which the main focus was our Heritage Lottery-funded Scoping Project.  The scoping project allowed us to do some work on our governance to ensure that we are a resilient organisation, and included an Options Study by Lathams Architects on potential uses of the Bridge.  Illustrations from Lathams’ report were on display at the meeting.  There was some discussion about next steps for the Bridge, acknowledging that it is difficult to move forward whilst plans for the adjoining Friar Gate Goods Yard and Bonded Warehouse remain unclear.  There was also some discussion of the need to seek alternative funding streams, as Heritage Lottery funding is becoming less readily available than in the past.

Finally, there was the opportunity to mingle and chat – and to sample the excellent wares of the Greyhound pub which very kindly provided our venue once again.

Friends Of Friargate Bridge AGM

MONDAY 4th February @ 7.30pm

The Friends of Friar Gate Annual General Meeting. For any further information please email
Including any interest of becoming a Trustee. There will be up to date information as to where the organisation is heading and the opportunity to join. Members only have voting rights at the AGM.

Annual General Meeting 22nd January 2018

The Friends of Friar Gate Bridge AGM took place in January in the Greyhound Inn (and we thank the Greyhound for making us welcome).  The meeting was attended by a good company of members, including one who had come all the way from March in Cambridgeshire.  They included links by shared membership with the Derby Civic Society, the Railway and Canal Historical Society, the Great Northern Railway Historical Society and the Victorian Society.  After the presentation of the trustees’ report and financial report there was a lively discussion about the future of the Bridge and its relationship with the adjoining Goods Yard and Warehouse site.

Elizabeth Heaton, Malcolm Holden and Howard Thomas were re-elected as trustees, and Mandy Coons made a welcome return as a trustee.  One of our priorities in the coming months is to increase the number of trustees, especially adding to the skills needed to run a heritage restoration project.

The meeting ended with Peter Mosley’s informative and entertaining illustrated talk on Friar Gate Bridge.  It’s very good – so let us know if you have a group you would like Peter to come and speak to.

2016 Annual General Meeting

The first Annual General Meeting of Friends of Friar Gate Bridge will take place at 7pm on Monday 7th November 2016 at the 102 Club, 72 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1FN.

The AGM is an ideal opportunity for all those interested in the future of the Bridge to hear the Trustees’ report on progress so far, and there will be opportunities for comments and questions from the floor.  The agenda and other information will be published in due course.

Of course only members can vote, so join up if you haven’t already. As well as giving you a voice, your membership will boost the funds and show the City Council and funding bodies that you care about Friar Gate Bridge.