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BATCA AGM ON 8TH MARCH 2021

BATCA held a well attended AGM on 8th March on zoom to review the experiences of 2020 and elect new officers.

The Chair, Arshad Daud, noted the following highlights of the year.

The Chair summarised BATCA’s achievements during 2020.

  • Though the pandemic had impacted severely on BATCA’s activities, it had continued connecting people through circulating local news and signposting to services to help people through the pandemic.
  • The Community Awards celebration held on zoom on 26th November had been very successful and attracted an audience of 70.
  • BATCA had worked with partner bodies, in particular giving support to the initiative to make Fishponds Fields in Hebdon Road more accessible to the public.

It is hoped to resume BATCA’s traditional events, such as the multifaith Peace Ceremony at Tooting Broadway, as the pandemic restrictions ease as well as making the best of new opportunities.

The Chair thanked all who have given support to BATCA in 2020, including Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting, the Mayor of Wandsworth, and councillors, as well as BATCA’s officers. Special thanks were given to Rev Andrew Davey, co-organiser of the multifaith Peace Ceremony and Fun Day in Broadwater Road for many years, on his departure from Tooting to a new post.

BATCA’s finances are in a healthy state.

Officers for 2021 were elected as follows:

Chair: Arshad Daud
Vice Chair: Nabi Toktas
Secretary: Kate Allan
Treasurer: Kate Allan (acting)
Assistant Secretary: Kitty Grant