Our 2020 Online AGM

After having to postpone our AGM due to be held in spring, we decided to go ahead with a “virtual” version to mark our tenth anniversary: Date                Thursday 1 October 2020 Time               19:00-21:00 Venue             Virtual Zoom Meeting – link and instructions to follow There is also a lot going on so we thought it would be timely to get together and hear from local community groups about campaigning and activism in and around Newcastle, with a focus on transport and the changes triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and their impact on our urban landscape.   More details about[…]

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2020 AGM – postponed

PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS POSTPONED TO THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2020 – please click here for more information Our 2020 AGM will be held on Saturday 28 March 1:30-4:00pm PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PLANNING TO GO AHEAD WITH THE MEETING BUT ARE REVIEWING THE SITUATION ON A REGULAR BASIS AND WILL LET EVERYBODY KNOW IF WE DECIDE TO POSTPONE IT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK (Next update due 17 or 18 March 2020) Venue: Shieldfield Art Works (SAW), 1 Clarence Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH We’d love families to come and participate – There will be craft activities for[…]

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A summary of the AGM 2019

We held our Annual General Meeting on 30 March 2019 at the Commercial Union House in Newcastle. Here is a brief account of what happened for those who couldn’t make it.  The AGM kicked off with the formal business: Claire Prospert, co-founder of NewCycling and Secretary, presented the annual report of activities and John Watson, Treasurer, outlined last year’s account which continued to be very healthy. A very warm thank you to our corporate members, Saddle Skedaddle, the Cycle Hub and Apex Acoustics, our members and those of have donated money to the Campaign – you are awesome! We also agreed the members of[…]

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2019 AGM

Our 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 30 March 2:00-4:30pm, at Commercial Union House, 4th floor in Newcastle (opposite Tyneside cinema). We’d love families to come and participate – There will be craft activities for kids in a separate room, so please let us know if you’re bringing kids as we need to have an idea about numbers. Thanks! As usual, we’ll deal with the formal AGM business first, i.e. review the minutes of 2018 AGM, present our annual reports including finances, and form the management committee for 2019/20. More details will be posted nearer the date, and in the[…]

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AGM 2018 Part 1

We held our Annual General Meeting on 25 March 2018 at the Jesmond Community Library in Newcastle. It was great to see so many people for the launch of our #city4kids manifesto including and lots of families and children who came for the first time. Many thanks to Ellie for keeping kids busy in the arts and craft room! Here is an account of the formal business of the AGM for those who couldn’t make it.  Claire Prospert, co-founder of NewCycling and Secretary, presented the annual report of activities. Before the winter, we worked with Richard Grassick from Moving Films to produce a[…]

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AGM 2018 Part 2 – City4kids

At our AGM, Sally set out the context for our City4kids campaign. Back in 2015, as part of the Cycling City Ambition Fund (CCAF) bid, Newcastle City Council illustrated the impact of infrastructure improvements by using cartoons showing people’s new motivations and potential change. The CCAF cartoon character is called Susie from Jesmond. She is a young mum who drives her kids to school but doesn’t particularly enjoy the experience. Through community events words spread, and she learns that changes are going to happen in her neighbourhood: protected bike lanes will be installed, and the local high street (Acorn Road)[…]

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AGM 2018

Our 2018 AGM will be held on Sunday 25 March, 2:00-5:00pm Venue: Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace, NE2 2DL Newcastle upon Tyne We’d love families to come and participate – There will be craft activities for kids in a separate room, so please let us know if you’re bringing kids as we need to have an idea about numbers. Thanks! As usual, we’ll deal with the formal AGM business first, i.e. review the minutes of 2017 AGM, present our annual reports including finances, and form the management committee for 2018/19. It’s political With the all-out local elections on 3 May, we[…]

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Chi Onwurah MP’s speech at Newcycling’s 2017 AGM

  “Thank you for the introduction and sorry I was late, delays on the metro, at Jarrow. On Thursday, the day before yesterday, I asked the Undersecretary of State for Transport, I said to him on Saturday I’m going to speak at the Newcastle Cycling Campaign Annual General Meeting, what can I tell the people there about what the government are doing to bring the benefits of cycling to everyone when studies show that the average cyclist is male, white, middle class, under 40, and clad in lycra. Andrew Jones replied “The honourable lady is absolutely right, cycling needs to[…]

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Highlights of the 2017 AGM (part 1)

We held our Annual General Meeting on 1 April 2017 at the Commercial Union House in Newcastle City Centre, a lovely community and artist space managed by Ampersand Inventions. It was very busy from the very start as the room filled with more than 40 members, familiar and new faces too. Many thanks for coming and here is an account of the formal business of the AGM for those who couldn’t make it. For our guest speaker’s speech, Chi Onwurah MP, click here Claire Prospert, co-founder of NewCycling and Secretary, presented the annual report of activities. Last year was a roller coaster, a year of[…]

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AGM 2017

AGM 2017 1st April 2017 @ 13:00 – 16:00 Venue: Ampersand Inventions workshop room, 4th floor, Commercial Venue House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle, NE1 6QE We have a date, a fantastic venue and a great programme! Come and join us at 13:00 for a drink and a bite to eat before the start at 13:30. Delighted to have Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central as our guest speaker. We’ll deal with the formal AGM business first, i.e. review last year’s minutes, present our annual reports and form the management committee. We have a motion to present too. The AGM is also the[…]

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