Closing of Charnwood District Group
The Branch is saddened to report that a decision has recently been made to close the Charnwood District Group.
This decision was not taken lightly but with the sudden passing in July 2022 of Rick Hoyland, Branch Trustee and Charnwood District Group Chair, and the decision of Joyce Noon, the Vice Chair, to ease back on her commitments it was agreed that it would not be feasible for the District Group to continue.
Joyce was elected District Group Secretary at an inaugural meeting in December 1992 at Beaumanor Hall and became Chair at the April 1995 AGM and remained as Chair until Rick took over the role in 2018. During many of those years the District Group would meet at Holly Hayes, the Leicestershire Environmental Centre at Birstall and Joyce undertook many roles including a branch trustee, membership secretary and planning campaigner until around 2016.
The Branch are indebted to all the work that Joyce Noon has undertaken tirelessly over the years around planning applications in the Charnwood area, and she has been a key figure in the Group. All the Trustees send her their heartfelt thanks for this work.