On the 16th March we will be holding our AGM. This meeting is only open to members, however you may join or renew on the door. The cost is a bargain £10 for the whole year. You can also join on the website here.
Once the business of officers reports and electing the new committee is over, we are intending to use the local knowledge of the members present to create a new ‘tube map’ of Portsea’s cycle infrastructure. For background reading on ‘tube maps’ please see this article on the Cycling UK website.
Once complete, we intend to present this to Portsmouth City Council to give them some ideas on prioritising updates to the network.
One of the key purposes of the AGM is to elect a committee to govern the cycle forum’s activities. We’d love to see some new faces on our committee this year to energise our campaigning.
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.
Themeetingwill take place onThursday 16th March at7.00pmin Lecture Theatre 2 of theRichmond Buildingof the University of Portsmouth.
We have a guest speaker from Leicester at our next openmeeting on Thursday 26th January.
Jan from British Cycling will be telling us about the work they have been doing to transform the city for cycling. As the UK’s first Environment City, Leicester’s city council has plans to quadruple cycling levels by 2024. This is being done by a number of programmes, including spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on new infrastructure.
So could this be the reason behind Leicester City’s recent successes?!
Themeetingwill take place onThursday 26 Januaryat7.00pmin Lecture Theatre 2 of theRichmond Buildingof the University of Portsmouth.
We have an open meeting on Thursday. We’ll be discussing the new Solent Deal to devolve transport and other powers from central government to a new Solent Authority. It’ll have money to spend and we want to make sure some it goes into cycling! We’ll also be talking about our Pompey Pothole project to record poor roads and updating you on what has happens since our last meeting. The meeting is at the university Richmond building off Queen St, starting 7pm.