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Yorkshire CCGBA finances in total disarray

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Yorkshire County Crown Green Bowling Association held its Annual General Meeting at Cleckheaton yesterday and for the second successive year failed to provide any financial accounts for the approval of its membership.


Last year the YCCGBA stated that its Treasurer had left the country at short notice without completing the accounts for the year and no financial information was available. This year computer problems were given as the excuse.


When the agenda was circulated it was stated that the Financial Report & Accounts would be made available prior to the meeting. They were on the list of five documents to be sent on to members prior to the meeting. None of the five reports appeared, not even at the meeting.


The lack of any financial information and a track record of a total lack of control of financial matters didn't stop the Association from asking for more money from its membership. They put forward a proposal that all new bowler registrations should pay a levy of £2.50 to Yorkshire CCGBA on top of the £12 they already have to pay to the BCGBA. The meeting approved this new fee. It was reported that last year 795 new bowlers had been registered by the Yorkshire CCGBA which if repeated this year would produce almost a further £2,000 to be not reported on in the future!


The Association has operated without a Treasurer for over 15 months but a new Treasurer was voted into office at the AGM with Stephen Lofthouse taking the post. We wish him well but he has a lot of catching up to do as presumably he will have to produce some sort of financial statement to cover the last two years to give him a starting figure to go forward with. What a mess!


A report on other matters of the AGM will be online tomorrow,




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No accounts again.

One year is forgivable, two years is incompetence,r something far worse.

Hazel Rangeley

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Martin Holt
Martin Holt
26 de fev. de 2023

It would be interesting to know how many clubs were actually represented at the meeting.

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Jeff Jacklin
Jeff Jacklin
26 de fev. de 2023
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I would estimate at a total of 45-50 people at the meeting but at least half of those would be YCCGBA officers or representatives. No way of knowing how many would be League or Club representatives.

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paw4647
paw4647
26 de fev. de 2023

A very sad state of affairs which I feel ashamed to be part of .

Why did those attending vote for a new bowler levy? They didn’t know if the income it would produce was needed because there was no Accounts.

So, as a principle they should not have voted for it.

In my long experience of AGM’s, the vast majority of those attending either haven’t read the papers or don’t understand them ( particularly the Accounts) and rarely ask questions.

As a consequence most items go through ‘ on the nod’.

Philip of Lindley

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