Treasurer’s Report and Accounts 2013-14

Introduction

These are the accounts for Portsmouth Cycle Forum, financial year ending 28 February 2014.

Accounts

Income:  Our regular income solely relies on subscriptions from paid-up members, with occasional one-off donations.

Members:  There has been a decrease in paid membership for this year – down to 36 from 39 the previous year.

Costs: Without a regular ‘free’ venue at the Guildhall we now have costs for holding meetings.  We are grateful to Mario and the University of Portsmouth Students Union for the use of their meeting room free of charge for our last two meetings.  Previously in the last year we made use of free community spaces but these were poorly attended.  The UPSU room was not available today and we have a £50 charge for the hire of this hall.  Other regular costs are for printing, website hosting and subscriptions for national cycling bodies.

Subscriptions:   For the next year membership subscriptions will remain at £5 (with no fee for concessions).  Renewals can be made by cheque, cash or through Paypal via the Pompeybug website.

Important Note:  We need to make a serious effort to convert subscribers on our mailing list to paid-up members.  If we are to make use of central locations we need to increase the number of membership subscriptions and donations to offset the costs.  Additional income will allow the Forum to expand its activities through promotion.

Income

Subscriptions 2013-14                  149.68

Total Income                               149.68

Expenditure

Printing                                       148.70

Website                                       121.64

Hall hire                                        10.00

Subscriptions to CTC/CN               80.00

Total Expenditure                        360.34

2013-14 deficit                           £210.66

Assets

Bank                                            202

Paypal                                           60

Current Assets                          £262               (from £411 in March 2013)

 

Roger Inkpen

Treasurer, Portsmouth Cycle Forum 20 March 2014

Open Meeting and AGM

Portsmouth Cathedral of St John the EvangelistOur next meeting is on Thursday 20 March 7pm at the Discovery Centre, Portsmouth RC Cathedral.

We’ll be reviewing the outcomes of the last two meetings and forming our plan about how we can put the ideas into practice. Remembering the support given by Gerald Vernon-Jackson (leader of PCC) at the last meeting we’ll be fleshing out our plan to catch up with Bristol. We’ll be looking for volunteers from the floor to start working something up – if you fancy getting involved – or just to find out more – come along!

This is also our annual general meeting. We have a committee that discusses campaigns and priorities of the Forum and we need to elect executive members for this. No experience is needed and you can give as much of your time as you can afford – so this is an invitation to stand. We have elected positions for Chair, vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary as well as up to 9 more committee posts to fill.

We’d love some fresh faces and fresh ideas on our committee – why not come along and put yourself forward. PCF has made real progress of late and is really starting to develop traction in the civic offices. We need to build on that but I believe we need enthusiastic members on our committee. I hope some of you will think seriously about this and ask yourselves – if not me then who?

Contact us here if you’d like to be part of our committee.

Attached here are the chairman’s report and AGM:

Book Now for the Lord Mayor’s Bike Ride

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynne Stagg, launches the Lord mayor’s Bike Ride.

Bookings are open for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 23 March from Victoria Park in central Portsmouth.

Entrants can choose from a selection of two rides depending on ability; the Half Island Ride is a

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Protecting the Future of North Portsea Island

The coastal defences along the north of Portsmouth, from Portchester to Havant are in need of strengthening and options are open for public consultation. It is possible that footpaths and cycleways could be included in the plans so the cycling community should take an interest.There are consultation events to be held on the following dates:

Thursday 20

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Leader supports Space for Cycling

Eric Booth talks about Freedom to Ride

Portsmouth Cyclists turned out in numbers last night for Portsmouth Cycle Forum’s “Dutch Style, Bristol Fashion” meeting. The room, provided by the University student’s union, was packed with riders keen to hear how cycling is being encouraged across the country. Roger Geffen, campaigns and policy director of the national

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Dutch Style – Bristol Fashion

Safe Cycling in Bristol

We have our next open meeting on Thursday 13 February at 7pm at the Student Union building on Cambridge Road.

At our last meeting we looked at how the Dutch have created cycle-friendly towns and cities.  Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed it and

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Road Justice

Today a driver received a 12 month ban from driving and a suspended prison sentence for killing a cyclist on a straight road in broad daylight. The court heard that the cyclist would have been clearly visible to the driver for some 11 seconds before the impact but for some reason

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Social Cycling Buddies

Social Cycling Buddies is a new group Portsmouth, aiming to encourage cyclists of all levels to get out on bikes. Portsmouth Cycle Forum members are welcome to join their events which are listed on Facebook and on their website. The next event on 30 November. All rides are casual, and always involve food at some point.

For more information visit 

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Doing it Dutch style

Cycling in Groningen

Family cycling in Groningen

Portsmouth Cycle Forum Open Meeting, 14th November 2013

Last Thursday Portsmouth Cycle Forum held one of its best attended meetings yet. The venue was the University of Portsmouth Students Union and the theme was to describe how the Dutch method of designing and building cycle routes could be used in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth resident David

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Dutch Style in Portsmouth? – Open Meeting 14 November

Cyclists in Groningen

The next open meeting of Portsmouth Cycle Forum will take place at 7pm on Thursday 14 November 2013 upstairs at the Student’s Union (room SEM 5) on Cambridge Road – click here for a map.

We will be discussing how Dutch ideas for cycle infrastructure could work in

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