AGM & Campaigners' Conference 2014

Minutes of the 2013 AGM

These can be downloaded here. See also the charity's 2012/13 audited annual accounts which were approved at the meeting. (London Cycling Campaign's Articles of Association and AGM Standing Orders may be found here.)

Notice of the 2014 AGM / Conference

The 2014 LCC Annual General Meeting & Campaigners' Conference will be on Saturday 11th October, 9:30 – 17:00 at a central London location to be confirmed. Agenda items will include motions for debate and decision, final voting in the 2014 LCC Board of Trustee Election and declaration of the result, and the 2014 Campaigner Awards. The full agenda will be announced in the September 2014 edition of London Cyclist. Venue and other practical details for the event will be posted here in due course.

The deadline for both nominations to the 2014 Board Elections and motions to the AGM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 9 A.M. ON MONDAY 11TH AUGUST.

Details about the LCC Board of Trustees and its work, plus a description of how to stand in this election and a Nominations Form, can be found here.

Submitting Motions

Motions may be submitted by any LCC member, and should be emailed to agm@lcc.org.uk or posted to the London Cycling Campaign office. Please give the full name of who is proposing the motion. The motion text can also make it clear if the motion has support from others (e.g. an LCC local group).

Use the AGM / Conferenceto Shape our Work

LCC’s all day AGM and Campaigners’ Conference is not just an occasion for regular AGM business such as approving the audited accounts; it’s also an opportunity for LCC members to debate and shape the future of the organisation and how we operate – from deciding what policies we believe in to what specific campaigns and projects we should run.

The AGM is the charity’s ultimate decision-making body, and members can bring to it motions on any topic they feel is important to our future and to the achievement of our goals. We’re a member-led organisation, with every member having a right to submit motions to the AGM, and with every member in attendance at the AGM being entitled to vote.

But the event is not just about such formal decision-making. The annual conference part of the day is an important forum for members and non-members alike to engage in debates and discussions about how we conduct our work and the political environment we operate in, and how we can inform, learn from, and support each other so as to maximise our effectiveness as a whole.

That’s why every member is warmly encouraged to consider if there is any issue that they would like to bring to the AGM/Conference, whatever its nature. Formal motions for AGM debate must be proposed in writing by the specified deadline (see above); on the other hand suggestions are welcome at any time for topics for Conference workshops and discussions.

The Particular Role of Local Groups

LCC local groups represent the charity’s core activist base and are especially asked to consider if there are any matters they would like to bring to the AGM/Conference - whether simply for discussion or for formal debate and decision. For example if there is a campaign your group believes we should be running, or a policy that we should adopt, then your chance to make it happen is to table a motion at the AGM.

We actively encourage local groups put the LCC AGM on their own meeting agendas in the run up to it, engaging with their own local group members on whether to propose new campaigns, policies, procedures/practices etc. for the organisation. If your group does decide to submit a motion (or motions), remember that it must be submitted by an individual LCC member but its text can make it clear that it is being tabled on behalf of the group as a whole.

Got a Question about the AGM?

Enquiries about the AGM and Annual Conference should be sent to agm@lcc.org.uk.