AGM of hfcyclists
TUESDAY 4 November 2003, 7.30pm in the info centre
PRESENT: John Griffiths, Paul Alexander, Louanne Tranchell, Bill Ogden, John Ryan, Alan Rowden, Alex Forrest, Yasmin Muttiah
APOLOGIES: Mark Alderton, Jane Knight, Jonathon Guerney, Simon Maddison, Mo Morgan, Chris Bainbridge, Simon Franklin, Chris Tranchell,
SOME TOPICS WERE DISCUSSED BEFORE THE BUSINESS PART OF THE AGM.
SHEPERDS BUSH GREEN
Alex brought a message from the LBHF Transportation Policy team. When the new junction is completed they would be happy to have a look at it with us to see how it was working. There is a possibility that some things may be "tweaked".
As far as we know the junction is now finished. The work that needs to be done on the Green is not part of the Highways work. The fact that that is not finished does not make much difference to the problems of the junction. It is better that any revisions be made to the junction before work on the Green starts.
Roger spoke passionately about the junction not working well for cyclists. Roger and John G had met there and watched it working for about 20 minutes one afternoon.
It was suggested that a few of us should meet with some of the Council officers and watch it together at some time. Alex agreed that this would be a good course of action. Roger and John G were willing to do this. Anybody else interested please contact John G.
We are pleased at this more co-operative approach, with the Council finally recognising that may be a problem. [THIS IS ACTUALLY A SUCCESS].
[John G has taken some photos and carried out some cycle counts on the junction. A summary can be seen at www.hfcyclists.org.uk/SBGnew.htm. He recently gave a copy of the results to the Council that showed cyclists do more illegal moves on the islands than legal moves.]
GUIDANCE ON ENHANCING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Paul said that it was now a statutory thing that the Council should listen to and heed community groups.
Alex says about 10 locations have been authorised, with a single terminal for 3 bikes at each of these locations The OYbike website mapfinder gives 26 locations.
It is expected to start in December, going between the BBC and Shepherds Bush Green. As there has recently been two fatalities in Wood lane, one cyclist, one a moped rider, the route is meant to go via Frithville Gdns, and perhaps Hammersmith Park.
John Ryan talked about his project on cycle maintenance that meets Wednesday evenings. See www.cycick.org.uk for details. John R later clarified that Cycick is NOT a registered charity, as there appears to be some confusion over this.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED?
We talked about how we could have more people actively involved in the group. Most cyclists in the borough do not know of our existence.
There are about 220 names on our email groups, and the LCC membership in LBHF is about 250. With some overlap we may represent about 400 people.
Several of the people most involved in group meetings however have their chief allegiance towards other groups.
It would be good to have a core of people who could take part in small events, be more involved with the Central LCC and raise awareness of our group.
Suggestions to make
our selves more attractive, interesting, alluring included
John G had expenses of £17.70 for tonight's refreshments.
Tuesday 2nd December. Probably at the Black Lion Pub along the river for a seasonal celebration. More details later.
We have been involved in the following activities, amongst others, during the year:
London Cycling Campaign
Input into Council
Our meetings, email group, website
Many apologies for not being here in person.
We received two grants during the year, one a grant to undertake cycle training in local schools. This training has been undertaken and we expect to be invoiced for the full amount of £1,655 in the near future. The presence of this amount of money is the main reason why we appear to have quite a large bank balance of almost £2700. The main feature of the year was the festival organized in June and was the main event of the year for us and one we are rightly proud of), my 4 year old certainly enjoyed it- Thanks for John (amongst others) for putting in so much work. This grant was for £1,200 of which we spent just over £1000 most of which was publicity.
The other items of expenditure are fairly modest- most of our regular expense is on meeting refreshments. The bulk of our regular income comes from a LCC grant which is driven by the number of members of LCC there are in the borough (as of last April there were 248).
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.
The following where nominated and seconded and elected to the various posts
CHAIR/CO-ORDINATOR John Griffiths [nom Louanne, sec Roger]
TREASURER Mark Alderton [nom Louanne, sec Roger]
SECRETARY Jane Knight [nom Louanne, sec Roger]
OTHER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE POSTS
Roger de Freitas [nom John G, sec Louanne]
Bill Ogden [nom Roger, sec Louanne]
Paul Alexander [nom Bill, sec John G]
Alan Rowden [nom John
G, sec Louanne]
John Griffiths [co-ordinator]