Invitation to the Trust's AGM

All members are welcome to attend the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust's 61st Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, Oadby LE2 4LA.

Matt Shardlow, Chief Executive of Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust - will be the guest speaker. Buglife is the only organisation in Europe committed to saving all invertebrates. With 26 members of staff it has a growing portfolio of conservation projects. The charity’s priorities include saving endangered Biodiversity Action Plan priority species; putting bees and flowers back into the countryside; saving key sites for bugs from destruction, and improving the health of freshwater ecosystems.

Matt is also chair of the Wildlife and Countryside Link Legal Strategy Group which brings together wildlife and countryside NGOs to analyse and develop the legal framework for wildlife protection; a Country Diary columnist in the Guardian newspaper; and a member of the BBC Rural Affairs Committee. Before setting up Buglife in 2002, Matt was at the RSPB overseeing the management and monitoring of non-avian biodiversity on their nature reserves.

Matt’s talk will be ‘Conserving the small things that run the planet'.

Please note Trinity Methodist Church as the venue.

Ample parking is available in the adjacent shoppers’ car park in the centre of Oadby accessed via East Street or Brooksby Drive.

Click here for a location map.

Trinity Methodist Church is the home of Zeph’s Café, an attractive, warm and welcoming venue that will be extending its opening hours into the evening of Wednesday 15th November to offer meals, light bites and refreshments prior to the Trust’s AGM.

Photo: Matt Shardlow (c Helen Shardlow)

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