Readout from Annual Meeting of 30 April 2024

A pleasing and convivial turnout at Canning Town Library, a new venue for us.

We were entertained by  Shameem and Nasim from Cycle Sisters, an award-winning charity which inspires and enables Muslim women to cycle, who gave an inspirational talk on their cycling journey.

We elected the following officers:

·      Co-ordinator: Jonathan Rothwell

·       Treasurer: Bill Bremner

·       Secretary: vacant (role to be fulfilled by Co-ordinator
and others on the committee)

·       Deputy co-ordinator (with outreach portfolio): Karen Flanagan

·       Rides co-ordinator: Steve Smith

·       Infrastructure lead: Chris Kershaw

·       Olympic Park rep: vacant, potentially to merge into new
infrastructure working group

·       Community Infrastructure (Fund) rep: vacant,
potentially to merge into new infrastructure working group

·      Deputy Treasurer: vacant.

We approved the annual accounts for 2023 – 24 and the budget for 2024 -25 presented by the Treasurer.

We noted the Annual report for 2023 -24.

Our business included lively conversation local cycling issues, including the need to leverage benefits for active travel from the plethora of major developments in the pipeline, progress on the Romford Road Active Travel Scheme, improving our outreach across the whole of Newham, extending our partnerships, and a variety of forthcoming events – the Newham Green Fair, rides based on Lea Valley Nature Reserves and Essex Country Lanes, our participation in the London Freecycle and support for the children’s cycling club at Ambition, Aspire, Achieve.