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Dore Village Society Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 53rd Annual General Meeting of the Dore Village Society will be held at Dore Methodist Church, High Street, Dore, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th June 2018.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 52nd Annual General Meeting
  3. Trustees' report
  4. To approve the accounts for the year ended 31st December 2017
  5. To elect up to six committee members
  6. Any other business


This year we will hear Nabil Abbas, the Living Landscapes Manager (South) for the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. He will give a talk entitled “Caring for Blacka Moor and Beyond”, looking at the Wildlife Trust’s work on their biggest nature reserve and also across the wider Sheffield & Rotherham area.


  1. Non-members of the Society are welcome to attend the meeting but will not be entitled to vote.
  2. The Society's accounts and the Independent Examiner's Report on them will be available for members of the Society on application to the treasurer from 1st May.

  3. The Society's constitution requires nominations for election to the Executive Committee to be made no later than 14 days prior to the meeting. Consequently nominations, together with a proposer, a seconder and a brief résumé of relevant background must be received no later than 6pm on Wednesday 30th May 2018.

  4. Nomination forms can be obtained from the DVS website (www.dorevillage.co.uk), any of the current committee members, or from the DVS office whenever it is open. Nominees, proposers and seconders must be members of the Dore Village Society at the time of nomination and at the time of the AGM.

  5. Completed nomination forms can be given to the chairman or to any other member of the DVS committee.

  6. A list of those nominated will be placed on the Society's website and noticeboards at least seven days prior to the AGM.

Keith Shaw, Chairman, Dore Village Society
120 Townhead Road, Sheffield S17 3GB
25th April 2018

Election of Committee Members

The following members of Dore Village Society are standing for election to the DVS Committee at the forthcoming AGM on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 7:30pm in the Methodist Church Hall:

Jen Donnelly

I have lived in Dore for 11 years, moving here when my children were very small. I spent six years being heavily involved in Dore Primary School’s parents’ association, most of those as secretary. Now my youngest child is about to move on to King Ecgbert, I’m looking for a new way of contributing to the local community. I have been involved in drafting the Dore Neighbourhood Plan over the last three years and have an appreciation of how much effort and commitment it takes to be a member of the committee. I have also been involved in the Dore Show and Dore Gala for a number of years. I love this area of Sheffield and its village feel and am keen to help take it forward into the future.

Alex Howe

Following a degree at Cambridge I worked in Experiential Marketing in London for four years before moving to Dore in 2009. I am now a Marketing Manager at BDP - an integrated architecture, engineering and design firm which delivers world class solutions to enhance the communities they serve. A busy mother of two young children, I am keen to get involved in community activities and help to serve the Dore Village Society in working towards the interests of all of the residents of Dore.

Mark Ridler

I have lived in Dore for 22 years and brought up two children here with my wife Janet. I am a solicitor specialising in pensions law and am currently with Hill Dickinson in Manchester. I founded and was the initial chair of the South Yorkshire Pensions Group. I am interested in wildlife conservation and am a trustee of the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. I regularly attend Sheffield Theatres and am interested in several forms of music, particularly jazz.

Godfrey Wilkinson

I have lived in Dore for over 40 years and, until retirement, I was an equity partner of a long-established Sheffield firm of Chartered Surveyors where amongst other disciplines I was familiar with planning applications and planning appeals. Subsequently I carried out voluntary work for the Friends of the Peak and CPRE, reporting to their in-house planning officers upon planning applications to which objections might be considered appropriate. In March this year I was invited to join the DVS committee to assist in a similar capacity and, upon election at the AGM, it is my ambition to pursue this role in an effort to represent the interests of Dore residents by helping to resist inappropriate development.

The following member is standing for re-election having reached the end of her current three-year term.

Christina Stark

I have lived in Dore on and off since 1977. I am a member of a variety of groups including the DVS committee, Doreways, Dore Well Dressing team, Dore Show committee, Dore Garden Club, The Dore Quilters group, a U3A knitting group in the village, and a Trustee and Governor of the Rowan School.
I also have a very busy time being Grandma to three young Sheffield and two Newcastle little ones. Along with my grandchildren I have a collection of pets including a busy talking African grey.
My working life was following my Father into his wholesale Sunday newspaper business in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. I also spent several years fund raising for the Prince of Wales Trust, the World Student Games, the rebuilding of the Lyceum, and a great many inner-city local charities before joining the South Yorkshire Foundation. I was part of the small marketing team during the building and setting up of Meadowhall Shopping Mall at a time when people thought it was to be part of the World Student Games complex. For many years I was employed by Yorkshire Cable before taking early retirement.