Instigated by AoC member Irene Kohler, Chair of Swan Advocacy based in Salisbury, and hosted by the local Chippenham CVS, Develop, 20 Chairs gathered on April 28th to discuss issues facing Chairs in Wiltshire and to explore the scope for a Chairs’ network in the county.  James Moody, the Chair of Develop, and AoC Vice Chair John Williams both addressed the meeting.  There was then a wide-ranging discussion on topics from funding challenges and trustee recruitment, to a desire for more access to peer support for Chairs.  The meeting concluded that it would be a good idea to explore the potential for a more formal Chairs’ network in Wiltshire and AoC will keep members up to date on progress.