A member of the Steering Group who was not present at our last meeting, mistakenly interpreted our commitment to hold a members meeting in July as the Annual General Meeting. The meeting in Coventry is taking place and we will be explaining the new structure of the Alliance, to the membership and how the AGM will be conducted, along with some policy issues that members have already raised. The formal AGM of the new Company Limited by Guarantee is, frankly, very unexciting and much of the business will be conducted by proxy voting. All of this will be explained at the meeting. Our members will, of course, be formally notified about the AGM and the procedures in due course and this is being finalised at present with our lawyers and accountants.

All members should be reminded that if they feel they have the time and enthusiasm, and feel they can contribute to the ongoing work of the board of the new company, they should contact Maureen Taylor (Email: outlining their credentials.

The members’ meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th July in The Banbury Suite,  Sky Blue Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3FL  commencing at 2pm.