AGM 2021 Good COP? Bad COP? What next for our District?

Notice: 2021 Sustainable St Albans AGM

Date: 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 December at The Plough & Harrow, 88 Southdown Road, Harpenden AL5 . Register to attend via EventBrite.

Introduction

Come and join us for our fourth AGM and our first hybrid. An update on our activities during the past financial year and a look at what the next year holds for the district in the wake of the COP26 Climate Talks.

Sustainable St Albans, is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with registered number 1173118.


Agenda

  1. Review of the year
    • A quick update on our main projects and programmes.
  2. Presentation of accounts
    • Please see accounts attached in the Sustainable St Albans Annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2021.
  3. Trustee re-elections
    • Under our constitution, one third of the trustees (to the nearest whole number) must stand for re-election each year.
    • A resolution will be proposed that Jack Easton be re-elected as a Trustee
    • A resolution will be proposed that Helen Burridge be elected as a Trustee
    • A resolution will be proposed that Sarah Gatora be elected as a Trustee
    • A resolution will be proposed that Jill Watson be elected as a Trustee.
  4. Good COP? Bad COP? What next for our district?
    • We will spend the main part of the meeting talking about the immediate outcomes of the COP26 Climate Talks and what it means for our District.
    • Will Tucker, local district councillor, will recount his COP26 experiences, where he led the Wellcome Trust delegation
    • We will hear from our new Community Engagement officer Sarah Kersey about plans for 2022.
    • We will focus on the actions we can all take to respond to the climate and nature crisis.

Appointment of proxies

A member of Sustainable St Albans may appoint a proxy to attend the AGM and to cast their votes on the above resolutions or on any proposal to adjourn the meeting. A member wishing to appoint a proxy may do so by completing and returning the Proxy notice 2021 AGM here .

Full instructions on the appointment of a proxy are given on the notice; completed proxy notices must be returned to the trustees before 5pm on 1 December 2021 to be valid.

See information about membership and forms for joining as a member here


AGM 2020

Notice: 2020 Sustainable St Albans AGM

Date: 7:30pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020 via Zoom. Register to attend via EventBrite.

Introduction

Come and join us for an online AGM. An hour’s update on our past year’s activities with a finale of young St Albans district residents explaining what the climate crisis means to them.

Sustainable St Albans, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with registered number 1173118, is holding its third AGM.


Agenda

  1. Review of the year

A series of short reports, including some video recordings, of our main projects and activities between April 2019 and March 2020.

2. Presentation of the accounts

Please see accounts attached in the Sustainable St Albans Annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2020.

3. Trustee re-elections

Under the charity’s constitution, one third of the trustees (to the nearest whole number) must stand for re-election each year.

  • A resolution will be proposed that Catherine Ross be re-elected as a Trustee
  • A resolution will be proposed that Lesley Flowers be re-elected as a Trustee

4. The last nine months – the impact of COVID-19

Our AGM is different this year, as are many things. A quick update on how SSA has responded to the crisis.

5. Ten years to 2030 and counting

A series of short videos from young people from the district about what the climate crisis means for them. A call to action.

Appointment of proxies

A member of Sustainable St Albans may appoint a proxy to attend the AGM and to cast their votes on the above resolutions or on any proposal to adjourn the meeting. A member wishing to appoint a proxy may do so by completing and returning the Proxy notice 2020 AGM here .

Full instructions on the appointment of a proxy are given on the notice; completed proxy notices must be returned to the trustees before 5pm on 7 December 2020 to be valid.

See information about membership and forms for joining as a member here


AGM 2019

Notice: 2019 Sustainable St Albans AGM

Date: 7pm Thursday 19th Sept 2019 at Abbey Theatre, Club Room, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL

Introduction

Come and join us for an evening of conversation, networking, speakers and refreshments – we’d love to see you! Refreshments available from 7pm.

Sustainable St Albans, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with registered number 1173118, is holding its second AGM.

Sustainable St Albans (the charity) is the successor organisation to Transition St Albans (TSA, or the association).  TSA continues to exist alongside the charity, with TSA winding down and completing its activities and the charity taking responsibility only for activities that have commenced in their entirety since January 2018.  The year to 31 March 2019 is therefore the first full year of activity for the charity.

Those of the founding trustees of the charity that remain were previously and are still the “steering group” of the association.  The steering group has the authority and intention to dissolve TSA as soon as is reasonably possible.  Any residual assets will be transferred to the charity, but, for practical purposes, TSA funds continue to be applied to activities that take place during this period of parallel existence.

The TSA AGM will be held immediately before the Sustainable St Albans AGM; the Sustainable St Albans AGM will comprise the main purpose of the evening.


Agenda

  1. Review of the year

This will address the period since our last AGM, in September 2018.

  1. Presentation of the accounts

Please see accounts attached in the Sustainable St Albans Annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 SSA Annual Revew 2018-19 FINAL

  1. Trustee re-elections

Under the charity’s constitution, one third of the trustees (to the nearest whole number) must stand for re-election each year.

  • A resolution will be proposed that Daniel Fletcher be re-elected as a Trustee
  • A resolution will be proposed that Gail Jackson be re-elected as a Trustee
  1. Talk

There will be a talk on sustainable buildings, and in particular on the principles and practicalities of Passivhaus buildings for domestic and public use.

Appointment of proxies

A member of Sustainable St Albans may appoint a proxy to attend the AGM and to cast their votes on the above resolutions or on any proposal to adjourn the meeting. A member wishing to appoint a proxy may do so by completing and returning the Proxy notice 2019 AGM here .

Full instructions on the appointment of a proxy are given on the notice; completed proxy notices must be returned to the trustees before 5pm on 18 September to be valid.


Membership –

See information and forms here


AGM 2018

We are holding the first AGM for Sustainable St Albans at 7:30pm on 12 September at Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall, St Albans AL1 3AQ. The Sustainable St Albans charity was formed from a community group, Transition St Albans (TSA). Although TSA is no longer active, its constitution requires us to hold an AGM until it is fully wound up, and this will also take place on 12 September immediately before the Sustainable St Albans AGM.

To view the respective Annual Report and Accounts, please click the links below.

Sustainable St Albans Annual Report and Accounts 2018
Transition St Albans Annual Report and Accounts 2018

If you are a member and want to vote but cannot be at the meeting you can use this Proxy voting form.


Sustainable St Albans is holding its first AGM! We would love to see you – speaker, refreshments, and networking!

Agenda

1.  Review of the year  

2.  Presentation of the accounts

Copies of the accounts are available in the Governance section of our website at https://sustainablestalbans.org/agm/

3.  Trustee elections

4.  Guest speaker – Sustainability in Cities around the UK

We are pleased to welcome Dr Alina Congreve, of Climate KIC and previously the University of Hertfordshire, who will give context to our work and ambition by giving a presentation on sustainability activities taking place in other cities around the UK.