Meeting held over Zoom.

Chairmans welcome 

  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the board meeting was held via Zoom.
  • Cllr Clive Harriss was welcomed to the Board taking over from Cllr Howrd Mordue.
  • The Board approved the previous meeting minutes

Financial update

  • The Board were given an update from the recent Finance & Development Committee meeting by the Chair of the Finance and Development Committee.
  • It included an update on the statutory accounts and the potential impact of COVID-19 on future fundraising. HLF were impressed with the work of the Trust and enjoyed the virtual tour.
  • The CEO presented a financial report and 5 year budget which was approved by the Board.  

CEO update (VHW)

  • The Operations and Engagement Manager (OEM) provided an update on the proposed plans for re-opening the Heritage Centre since its closure in March.
  • A COVID planning subcommittee was approved by the board for planning work going forward regarding reopening. The OEM updated the Board on the outreach work that had been happening during the period March-July virtually.
  • The CEO presented her report which included an update on exhibitions, archives and collections and the digital strategy.  
  • The Board approved the recruitment of an Administrator, Learning Officer and Finance Manager.

Governance issues

  • A recommendation was presented to the Board to appoint two independent Trustees following a Trustee recruitment process. The Board approved the appointments.
  • The board reviewed and approved 4 policies as part of the ongoing policy review process.
  • A Service level agreement was signed and witnessed in the meeting relating to the Stoke Mandeville trail.
  • There were no noted changes to the risk register following the previous meeting.

2020 Board Meeting Dates

  • 20th November 2020