CCF Chair's report June 2013


It's been an amazingly successful year for the Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF). I am proud, as outgoing Chair after 4 years, to hand over to the incoming committee an organisation in good health with many important and well received developments completed and a path to an even more vigorous future clearly set out.

This year has seen the publication of the CCF Development Study report analysing what people valued in CCF, areas for improvement and levels of interest in becoming more involved in the community. This was followed by a consultation with CCF members and representatives exploring a number of scenarios for the future of CCF which led to the creation of the CCF Strategy 2013- 2018.

We’ve had changes in the committee and expanded the number of Committee roles to include a membership secretary with a remit to ensure all organisations are fully connected with CCF and an ever burgeoning array of social activities and policy debriefs.

I’d like to thank those who have stood down from their committee roles over the past year- Rebecca Lodge, Newsletter Editor; Holly Barclay, Social Secretary; Rob Pople, Web Manager and Rachel Austin, Secretary and also Toby Gardner who is standing down as Treasurer after 4 years. I’d like to extend a special thank you to Peter Herkenrath, for his energy in organising Policy debriefs, to Jason Cleeton for leading the CCF/CCI Carbon Task Force, to Ariadna Alvarez Perez for delivering the CCF Development Study and to Anthony Albertyn who has delivered the significant and well received development of the CCF website and newsletter. Finally I’d like to thank Mike Rands and CCI for continued support of CCF in hosting CCF Symposia and meetings and the CCF Co-ordinator Lisa Harris for her enthusiasm and expertise as she ends her year working for CCF this month. We are grateful to the seven CCI/CCF members whose donations of £500 each partly funded Lisa’s time with us.

The CCF Chair's report can be downloaded below.

Pamela Abbott