Jeremy Purseglove

Trust Virtual AGM - members only

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This year we are holding our Annual General Meeting online, for members only.

Event details

Date

Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
A static map of Trust Virtual AGM - members only

About the event

This year for the first time we will be holding our Trust Annual General Meeting online via Zoom on Wednesday 18th November. In these unprecedented times this is the only way we can effectively meet governance regulations, manage risks and ensure the safety of our members and staff. However, this does allow us the opportunity to engage with many more members than is usually possible and we hope that you will join us.

What’s the AGM about?

We’ll be bringing you up to date with LRWT’s highlights and many successes of 2019-20, introducing you to our new CEO, and explaining how exceptional challenges have been met with innovative and imaginative solutions by the whole team. As usual we’ll also be asking members formally to approve resolutions including our report and accounts for the past year and re-appoint Trustees where appropriate.

Please scroll down for the evening's agenda

Can I ask questions at the AGM?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to take questions during the webinar. Please email them to info@lrwt.org.uk before November 10th with the subject line ‘AGM Questions’ and they will be answered either during the AGM or by email. 

Who is the speaker?

The meeting will be followed by a wonderful talk with our speaker Jeremy Purseglove. Jeremy is an ecologist, landscape architect and author of 'Taming the Flood' and 'Working with Nature'. His career has taken him around the globe, finding innovative natural solutions to issues of water supply, flood prevention, sustainable agriculture and nature conservation. His talk entitled 'Working with Nature', will explain how working with natural processes is a far more effective tool than attempting to constrain them. He will link these ideas with conservation work that we have undertaken at Narborough Bog Nature Reserve.

Don't miss it!

It is easier than ever to get to our AGM this year, no long journey, no parking problems, no snow or fog. Don’t be put off by the technology, we will send you simple instructions when you register. 

You will need your membership number and the booking password to book your place, which you will have received in the post with your copy of the 2019-2020 LRWT Annual Review. 

This is the only way that members can vote on resolutions on the agenda, so make sure you book you place now! (Please note there is only one vote per device logged in to view the AGM). If you do not have the booking password please email info@lrwt.org.uk with your membership number. 

Download zoom instructions here

Booking

Additional booking information

You will need your membership number and the booking password to book your place, which you will have received in the post with your copy of the 2019-2020 LRWT Annual Review. 

This is the only way that members can vote on resolutions on the agenda, so make sure you book you place. If you do not have the booking password please email info@lrwt.org.uk with your membership number. 

AGM Agenda

1)    Welcome
2)    Notice of the meeting
3)    Minutes of the 63rd Annual General Meeting 2019
4)    Report of the Council 2019/2020
5)    The Trust Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2020
6)    Election of members to Council to service for a three-year term. The following members of Council have completed their three-year term of office but have indicated their wish to stand for re-election:

  • Anthony Biddle
  • Tony Clarke
  • Andrew Cotton
  • Linda Jones
  • Helen Nott
  • Maggie Morland
  • Ann Tomlinson

7)    The appointment of RSM UK Audit LLP as Auditors to the Trust
8)    Meeting closes

There will then be a short break, followed by a talk from guest speaker Jeremy Purseglove. 

Who are our Trustees?

The Trust is managed by a Council of Trustees (elected by members) who oversee the governance and strategic direction of the Trust. During the AGM we will be asking members to vote on re-appointing Trustees where appropriate.

You can find the profiles of all our current Trustees here. 

Annual General Meeting 2019 Minutes

Download the minutes from last year's AGM here:

LRWT AGM 2019 Minutes