54 present (as signed in register)
|2.0||MINUTES OF 2015 AGM (Tuesday 28th April 2015)
Adopted and agreed by the Quorum. No matters arising.
|3.0||CHAIR’S REPORT (a review of 2015-2016 branch events and achievements)
Jan Anderson welcomed attendees and gave a short report on the year’s achievements and events.
The Branch organised 16 events, including:
Technical seminars included:
P2C events included:
JA thanked the Committee members for their work during the year. She reminded the meeting that the Branch Committee is formed of volunteers and encouraged members to get involved.
There was little to report on policy during the year. The Branch has no Policy Officer. However, London is the focus of a great deal of landscape and related policy and the Branch is in discussion with the LI about the possibility of recruiting a dedicated Policy Officer.
|4.0||REVIEW OF TREASURER’S ACCOUNTS
As the outgoing Treasurer for 2015-2016, Hanna Salomonsson invited Branch members to volunteer for the post.
HS explained that LI Central (the Branch’s main source of income) is interested in sponsoring Branch events and invited members to come forward with any ideas for events.
HS gave a summary of the year’s accounts and details of spending for 2015-2016 together with a forecast. A financial breakdown sheet was handed out to all attendees. Ticket income from events in the year 2015-2016 amounted to £4,000.
Balance at start of year: £9,901.86
Total income 2015-2016: £10,621.03
Total expenditure 2015-2016: £11,940.99
Balance at year end 2015-2016: £8,581.90
A vote to approve the accounts was carried.
|5.0||ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
JA advised that three member posts require holders to be Chartered Members of the LI. These are Chair, Treasurer and Council Rep. A quorum was held and the positions shown below were agreed unanimously (no positions were contended).
Chair: Jan Anderson
Secretary: Wendy Fidler
Treasurer: vacant – no nominations. Hanna Salomonsson outgoing Treasurer to cover until a replacement is found)
Council Rep: Hanna Salomonsson
Events Reps: Tristram Bushby
Events helpers: A list of prospective volunteer helpers has been compiled
P2C reps: Tom McCreesh, Louise Pearce
JA reminded attendees that the London Branch is the biggest of all the regional LI Branches and relies on its volunteer members for the running of the Branch and organisation of events. JA invited members to consider taking on the remaining Committee posts and/or to come to any London Branch Committee meeting if they wished to volunteer.
April 2017. Exact date to be confirmed early 2017.
|8.0||EGM (OFFICE LOCATION) – STATEMENTS
The AGM was followed by statements in advance of the EGM (11th May 2017) with reference to the central LI office location. Statements were made both in support of retaining a London location and in favour of relocation outside London. Speakers included Noel Farrer, Ian Phillips, Carolin Göhler, Michelle Bolger and Tom Turner.