Monday, 7 February 2011

MUG or FOM?

Thursday's MUG's AGM will decide on a proposal to change the name for the group from Millfields Users' Group (MUG) to Friends of Millfields (FOM) (full agenda below).

Although MUGs has always been an unfortunate acronym, we'd be sorry to see the group lose "users" from its name. "Users" suggests it is our park and we have should have a voice in how it is looked after. It's more empowering than "Friends" which sounds like a hobby for nice people with time on their hands. Wouldn't Millfields Park Users' Group (MPUG) be better? Anyway, whatever your view, do turn up and have your say!   



Agenda for the agm below. 

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting

7.30 to 9.00pm Thursday 10 February 2011,
at Nye Bevan Community Hall, Overbury Road E5 0AH

1 ATTENDANCE AND WELCOME
In Attendance: Bruce Irving (Parks Development Officer); Bilquis Mahmood (National Grid)

2 APOLOGIES

3 MINUTES of Annual General Meeting on 4 February 2010

4 THE PAST YEAR

5 FINANCE REPORT 2010/11

6 CHANGE OF NAME TO ‘FRIENDS OF MILLFIELDS’

7 ELECTION OF COMMITTEE

8 PRESENTATION: How wild is the life in Millfields Park?
Discussion led by Hackney Council’s Biodiversity Officer

9 FUTURE USER GROUP MEETINGS
Proposed:
Saturday 7 May 2011 at 10.00 am;
Thursday 28 July 2011 at 7.30 pm;
Saturday 29 October 2011 at 10.00 am
Thursday 9 February 2012 at 7.30 pm (AGM)
10 ANY OTHER BUSINESS To be notified to the Chair by the start of the meeting

3 comments :

  1. Personally speaking, I have always thought a park should be a fun happy place. I'm not sure the word user really captures that.

    That said, it probably doesn't matter too much what it's called - I think a name change is as much to signal a fresh start and introduce a different, open style to consultation about making the beautiful Millfields more beautiful still! ;-)

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  2. Since all other Park Groups are "badged"/designated USER GROUP it does seem a little out of kilter for Millfields to change its name to the more esoteric and less inclusive Friends of Millfields. Why not simply amend to Millfileds Park User Group in line with the rest of the Borough?

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  3. Apologies, unable to attend meeting. I live on Powerscroft. Is it possible to have feedback on outcome? Thanks for excellent, informative and long overdue, real info., on what's happening in park.

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