I am writing to let you know that I am stepping down as Chair of the Poundbury Residents Association. This is due to unforeseen circumstances which have led to my having to find new accommodation outside of Poundbury. I will continue to work here but will no longer be resident.
The Committee has shown understanding and accepted my formal resignation but asked that I stay in post until the Community Meeting scheduled for September. There are a couple of reasons for this:
1) To give the opportunity for potential candidates to get to know the current PRA committee and organisation before being elected to the role of Chair.
2) To ensure completion of The Big Poundbury Conversation. The results from the Conversation will inform the role and work of the Association going forward and help provide a mandate for the new Chair. The full results will be made available to all residents by the beginning of September and they will be discussed at the September Community Meeting.
I would ask anyone who has an interest in either joining the PRA as a committee member, or potentially putting themselves forward as Chair, to get in touch with either myself or one of the other committee members. I can be contacted via email@example.com.
We hope that you will join us at our upcoming Community Meeting starting 6.30pm on Wednesday 28th June at Damers School. Further details to follow.
Be assured that both the committee and myself are focused on securing a successful transition from Chair to Chair so that the PRA can continue to build on its current momentum and support for the Poundbury community going forward.