May 19, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea Youth Centre trustee thanked for 45 years of work
long-serving trustee at the Burnham Area Youth Centre was formally
thanked for his work during the past four decades during the group's
AGM on Wednesday (May 18th).
management trustee Douglas Down, who has held the position for
over 45 years since the BAY Centre's formation, was praised by
BAY Centre trustee Cllr Neville Jones and Chair Julia Elswood.
was presented with a framed photo of the BAY Centre, as pictured
here, which included inset photos of events from recent years.
30 supporters of the centre attended Wednesday's AGM. At the end
of the business, a food hamper and decorated cake was presented
to Jim and Warren Frape as a gesture of thanks for their maintenance
work over the past year.
his wife Doreen and son Warren volunteer their time to keep the
centre's roof patched up while £33,000 is being sought for
a replacement roof, as recently reported
BAY Centre Chair Julia Elswood told Burnham-On-sea.com: "Without
volunteers such as Jim, Warren, Doreen and Douglas we would not
be able to operate, for each help in their own way. Thanks also
to Ian and Jo Jefferies for their outstanding administration expertise."
was noted that that several new groups are now regularly using
the centre, including an art class run by Burnham artist Judith
Champion, Highburn Athletic Sunday Football Club and a Monday
activity club run by Julia Elswood.
Pictured (top) Cllr Neville Jones, retiring Trustee Douglas
Down and BAY Chair Julia Elswood; (centre) Warren Frape, Jim Frape,
Treasurer Jo Jefferies and BAY Chair Julia Elswood; (above) some
of those who attended Wednesday's AGM