London Cycling Campaign held their AGM on Wednesday November 16. It was a well presented and well organised meeting with over 200 members attending. Thanks to Andrew Cornwell for providing this account.
1. The proposed name change to ‘London Cyclists’ was withdrawn by the Board after something of a mess regarding postal votes: it appears that postal votes for motions aren’t actually allowed under the company articles (although they are allowed for elections to the Board, approval of accounts etc). An apology has been issued. The motion from Hackney LCC to defer consideration of any name change until after the 2012 Mayoral elections was passed.
So it will be London Cycling Campaign for another year at least it seems.
2. The ‘Go Dutch’ campaign theme for the Mayoral elections was overwhelmingly agreed. There was quite a lot of discussion in the room about what Go Dutch actually means. The Chief Executive’s presentation focussed on the key principles which are all on the website. In terms of specifics the campaign is looking for Go Dutch principles to be applied to three ’flagship’ locations. Embankment, Tottenham Court Road and Stratford were suggested as examples.
3. A motion that suggested the new LCC logo should be ‘revisited’ because it looks like ‘a series of blobs’ was defeated by about 2 to 1.
4. Board members elected or re-elected are Rik Andrew (Lewisham), Mustafa Arif (Barnet), Alastair Hanton (Southwark), Anne Kenrick (Southwark), Tony Levene (Harrow) and Christian Wolmar (Islington).
The London Cycling Awards were very inspiring with many good projects including a win for Hackney in the Best Project for Children and Young People category, with the Biker’s Breakfast programme in 15 schools.