Hammersmith Society AGM – 19 June

Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Hammersmith Society at 7.30pm on Thursday, 19 June in the Small Hall of Holy Innocents church in Paddenswick Rd, W6 OUB. HammSoc AGM agenda, 19 June 2014

In addition to the AGM business, we will be presenting the annual Environment Awards to encourage good townscape, architecture, urban design and excellent conservation. Our Wooden Spoons are awarded for eyesores – we have more than one this year. Awards may be given to a new building, an imaginative renovation or adaptation of an existing one, an improved shop-front, a sympathetic piece of road planning, or the creation of a green open space.

In 2013 the Society’s Main Award found no worthy recipient but the Nancye Goulden award for a smaller scheme went to two stylish shop-fronts – the Ginger Pig in Askew Road and Nicholas Mee Aston Martin showroom in Goldhawk Road – both contributing to the environmental value of their streets. The Conservation Award was given to the refurbishment of the listed Olympia frontage on Hammersmith Road. Wooden Spoons were awarded to the Council’s haphazard tree surrounds ranging from ‘resin-bound gravel’ to ‘earth and weeds’, the over-painting of the original brickwork on The Oak pub at Seven Stars, and the razor-wire security of the LT Control Centre in Trussley Road.

This year we have a full slate of Awards to offer you. The Patron of the Hammersmith Society, the Mayor elect of Hammersmith and Fulham, has been invited to present the Awards. Also expected to attend are the Leader of the Council, Opposition Leader, Hammersmith’s MP, councillors, guests and members.

After the presentation of the Awards and the AGM business we will be delighted to welcome guest speaker William Burdett-Coutts, Artistic Director of Riverside Studios,speaking on ‘Riverside Studios and the Arts in Hammersmith’. From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the Riverside via Head of Arts at Granada Television and Director of the Brighton Comedy Festival, William is also Chair of Riverside TV Studios Ltd. As Riverside moves into a new building and a new era, how will the face of the performing arts in Hammersmith change?

The formal business will be followed by drinks and light refreshments.