SMIRA RESULTS AND WORK PLAN

2021 Work Plan

 

SMIRA rotates its Board Chair and Malcolm Grey became SMIRA Chair on 27 November 2020.  The current SMIRA Board consists of:

Chair and Director - Malcolm Gray (Joined September 2020)

Company Secretary and Director - John Tower (March 2019-May 2021). Succeeded by Jade Jones June 2021

Director: Jade Jones (Joined July 2020)

Director: Mona Koshkouei (Joined August 2020)

Director: Chris Reynolds (Joined October 2019)

Treasurer: Malcolm Gray

The 2021 work plan has focussed on the following:

  • Working closely with Chatham Maritime Trust on key issues affecting the community. The two SMIRA CMT Board members have continued to represent the residents’ during the ongoing CMT Articles of Association revision, as well as discussing the charitable work that CMT does for the Island community, and how SMIRA can support them in this work.

  • Continued engagement with the PCSO Angela Saunders, raising resident’s questions with her and securing a monthly update on her work which was published in May 2021 on the SMIRA Facebook site.

  • Continue to engage with the Councillors on their participation in the SMIRA Residents’ meetings, and following up key issues that are raised. In addition, SMIRA published guidance from Medway Council on the use of E-Scooters; a prominent issue the Island in 2021.

  • Established Road Adoption meetings to look at road safety and maintenance of roads and footpaths. Residents’ are also encouraged to report street repair issues via FixMyStreet - https://www.fixmystreet.com.

  • SMIRA has re-engaged with the new Development Director of Countryside Properties to support residents who have raised concerns in respect of Remus.

  • Continued engagement with Kent & Medway CCG and Medway Practices Alliance.

  • Introduced a poster competition, the winner of which will have their work displayed on the SMIRA notice boards.

  • Continued recruitment of sector representatives, new Board members and volunteers who would like to support the SMIRA work for the community.

2020 Work Plan

SMIRA rotates its Board Chair and Chris Reynolds became SMIRA Chair on 5 December 2019.  The current SMIRA Board consists of:

Chair and Director - Chris Reynolds (Joined October 2019)

Treasurer and Director - Yvonne Bishop (Joined December 2018)

Company Secretary and Director - John Tower (Joined March 2019)

Director - Mandy Samrai (Joined December 2018)

Director: Melanie Carr (Joined July 2020)

Director: Jade Jones (Joined July 2020)

Director: Scott Parkin (Joined July 2020)

Director: Mona Koshkouei (Joined August 2020)

Director: Malcolm Gray (Joined September 2020)

During 2020, SMIRA delivered the following for residents at St Mary's Island:

  • Commencement of the articles of association consultation

  • St Mary's Island wide Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and incident reporting form

  • The annual resident newsletter

  • Registration of new and existing SMIRA members using the new registration form on the SMIRA website

  • Recruitment of five new Board members

  • Continued recruitment of sector representatives for all areas of the island

  • Delivered a fully working SMIRA website

  • Rolled out SMIRA Member Benefits

 

2019 Results

December 2018, saw a refresh of how SMIRA worked and introduced a new SMIRA Board for 2019 consisted of the following members:

Chair and Director - Mandy Samrai (Joined December 2018)

Treasurer and Director - Yvonne Bishop (Joined December 2018)

Company Secretary - John Tower (Joined March 2019)

Director - Glenn Rogers (Joined December 2018)

Director - Chris Reynolds (Joined October 2019)

During 2019, SMIRA delivered the following for residents at St Mary's Island:

  • ‘One Island, One Community, One Voice’ concept

  • Formal residents meetings revised, with new Stakeholder Q&A and polls/votes taking place

  • Increased communication using regular updates on notice boards, Facebook, Twitter and email

  • New Saturday Drop Ins for residents

  • New SMIRA website: www.smira.info and online membership registration

  • New Sector Representative initiative

  • New Easter Egg Hunt held in April 2019 for 100 residents

  • New Summer Picnic and Dog Show held in August 2019 for up to 500 residents

  • New ‘Member Benefits’ concept agreed with residents, ready for launch

  • New SMIRA Associate Membership

  • Governance and GDPR compliance reviews completed plus reconciliation of SMIRA membership

  • Approach for resident consultation on SMIRA articles approved at the AGM in November 2019