The Board is very pleased that so many people got in touch to vote or make comments. 227 investors took part, which is a 42.8% member participation rate.
Just under half the voters preferred a pitched roof: 113 investors 49.3% of the voters
94 investors (41.4 % of the voters) preferred the gabled pitched roof, with another 18 (7.9% of the voters) preferring the plain pitched roof.
This compares with 80 votes for the curved roof (35.2% of the voters)
The method of voting was: by email, text message, Facebook message, phone, face to face at pier events, and by post.
Some asked why the Board didn’t simply move forward with the design shown at the AGM. The concept at that stage was for consideration as part of our review. Chairman John Davitt, in his remarks to the meeting, said it was not the final design, it was at the concept stage.
78 people attended the AGM, only 14% of the membership. We committed to taking a vote from all members and we are very pleased that so many members took that opportunity.
There remain other aspects to finalise, such as windows, roof material, and the length and width of the revised buildings. These will all be drawn up now the roof style has been settled. The Board is considering various options to reduce the length, height and width of the Visitor Centre.
A very big thank you to all who took part – whether you voted or sent a message of support. It really encourages the Board and volunteers to know that so many of you support the way we are proceeding, and see that we are trying our best to listen to all points of view at the same time as making decisions that not everyone agrees with, it’s like walking a tightrope ! Comments and ideas are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails received from members:
“Thank you for the opportunity to take part in decisions, it should be a vote for ALL people who donated, not just those who can get to meetings”
” I am severely disabled and can’t get to meetings, I’m pleased to get a chance to vote”
“My first choice would be option 3, then option 4, then option 2. I know you only asked for the favourite but I’m too undecided!!”
“Very democratic and equitable to take this vote! Have a great Christmas and many thanks for all your hard work. Keep it up!”
“would be good to know if there is a significant price difference between the four options but on the basis that they are all roughly the same price we would choose option 3.”