AGM Report: your new Committee

This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 46.

The AGM was well attended.

The seventh Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM took place on Tuesday 3rd December, and was well attended. Our guest speaker, Brian Smith, Director of Environment and Transport at Cambridgeshire County Council, spoke on the theme of Safe(r) Routes To Schools and on a variety of other topics, some in response to questions from the floor, including:

  • Hills Road
  • Silver Street and the Core Scheme
  • The role of the Campaign in the decision-making process.
  • The County Council’s new Cycling Officer, Patrick Joyce, accompanied Brian Smith.

Elected officers

The talk was followed by the business of the AGM, including the election of the Committee, who will serve until November 2003 or thereabouts.

Thanks were given for the hard work of the outgoing Committee, in particular Simon Nuttall, who served as Treasurer of the Campaign for some five years. Simon has taken up the position of Walking and Cycling Development and Promotion Officer at the City Council and so has stepped down from the Committee. David Dyer, last year’s Co-ordinator, has kindly taken the position of Treasurer. Martin Lucas-Smith was elected as Co-ordinator in place of David Dyer.

Minutes and notes from the talk are available to members via our usual contact details on request.

Secretary still needed!

The Committee is still very much in need of a Secretary, as the now vacant post was not filled at the AGM. This is to deal with things such as incoming post, helping keep track of deadlines, sending standard replies where appropriate, and ideally also attending and taking minutes at Committee and open meetings.

The post is voluntary – the Campaign isn’t in a league where it can afford to pay salaries – but we can offer reasonable expenses for using your own computer, bike, and so on. And of course, we’ll reimburse any direct costs and provide equipment such as a scanner if necessary. In return we are looking for a regular commitment to spending three or four hours a week making sure we are up to date.

As we propose to do most communication over the Internet, candidates must have access to a capable PC, with email and an Internet connection, and they must be comfortable using a word processor program. Campaigning experience is not necessary, but systematic, organised secretarial skills are.

Martin Lucas-Smith