We will be holding our annual general meeting at 7pm on Thursday 21st April in the Community Room at the new Tesco Extra store on Fratton Way . The community room is to the right as you get to the upper level, behind the checkouts.
The AGM is open to paid up members only and is a chance for our members to elect a committee and have their say on how the cycle forum is run and how it focuses its campaigns. If you’d like to come alone but are not yet a member then you can join online now.
We’re really keen to get some new faces on to our committee – if you’d like to get involved or want to know more PLEASE get in touch.
The following committee posts will be up for election – you can put yourself forward for one of them either by letting us know in advance by email (you can reply to this one) or by coming along and volunteering on the night.
- Chair – the chair provides leadership to ensure the committee functions effectively.
- Vice Chair – the vice chair supports the chair, and is an ideal role for an aspiring chair!
- Hon Secretary – the honorary secretary is responsible for the smooth running of the forum – making sure that meetings are planned and delivered effectively. This is not an admin job – it’s about making sure the forum’s operations keep running smoothly.
- Treasurer – keeps us solvent.
- Membership Secretary – recruiting and keeping track of members.
- Communications Manager – managing our communications our members and supporters via email, web, social media and media.
- Rides and Events Manager – manage our programme of rides and our attendance at events / fayre’s and so on.
- Committee member (up to 6) – an ‘ordinary’ (although no-one’s ordinary) member of our committee, helping to decide how the forum runs and taking a share of the actions to deliver its business.
As well as the standard business of the AGM we discuss how the cycle forum is run and the focus of our campaigns. This is YOUR chance to have a say in how the forum is run.
Election time is nearing, with a councillor up for election in each of the 14 wards across the city on the 5th May. We’ve invited the representatives of each party to speak at our next meeting and we’ll be asking them to commit to halving the rate of cycling casualties on Portsmouth’s Roads by 2020. We’ll be inviting every candidate in the election to come along too and we’ll be writing to them individually to ask them for their support.
The main focus of the meeting will be to give you a chance to ask questions of our politicians about their plans and views on cycling.
The meeting will take place in Lecture Theatre 3, Richmond Building of the University of Portsmouth at 7pm on the 28th April.
Please let us know if you are planning on coming to this meeting by booking a place here. The meeting is free and open to all but it is REALLY helpful for us to know how many people are coming.