KCC Newsletter #27


This newsletter is mainly centred around the forthcoming KCC AGM:

Kirklees Cycling Campaign AGM
7:30 – 8:00pm Tuesday 9th April 2019,
Cafe Ollo – The Media Centre Northumberland Street Huddersfield HD1 1RL

There have been two previous attempts to convene the KCC AGM. Both of these had to be aborted because our current constitution requires 10% of the registered supporters to attend. On both occasions there were less than the 15 attendees required. The meeting on April 9th will be the third and, possibly, the final attempt to convene the meeting. If there are again insufficient attendees KCC will have to be disbanded.

Listed below are a number of attachments relating to the AGM. These are attached to the email:

• The KCC Annual Report
• The KCC constitution
• The wording of the proposed changes to the constitution
• AGM Agenda

The annual report shows what has been achieved this year and outlines the direction KCC could take in 2019/20. I think that we have the evidence that the promotion of better cycling in Kirklees can be helped by an organisation such as ours, but from time to time, there is a need to prove to decision makers that KCC has support in numbers.

KCC is very grateful to Chas Ball who has kindly offered to com-bine the ‘Green Drinks’ Meet Up at Cafe Ollo with the KCC AGM.
The theme of the Meet-up is how we can get more people to use a bike as a means of transport, and the programme is as follows:

5:00 – 5:30pm: An opportunity for people to try out an electric bike

5: 30 – 6:30pm Informal chats over drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) bought from the bar. (Please buy something – we are not paying for hiring the cafe or paying the staff).

6:30 – 7:30pm – A 30 minute talk by Richard Armitage followed by questions. Richard an experienced transport professional from Manchester. He is a founder of the European Cycle Logistics Federation and runs bike hire and cycle lo gistics operations in the city.

7:30 – 8:00pm The KCC AGM

Please try to get to at least some of this programme.

More information regarding the “Meet-up” can be found on the following link: http://meetu.ps/e/Gp6ly/DbvR0/f

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There is one further important thing to mention of which many supporters will already be aware.

Kirklees Council has announced a major plan affecting the centre of Holmfirth. Consultation on this is taking place until Friday 5th April 2019.
Details of the plans, and how to respond to the consultation are available on this link: https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/holmfirth

With Best Regards to Everyone and hope to see you at the AGM

John Lewis – Chair