Shifting up a gear: AGM 2014

Absolutely thrilled to report a record attendance at our AGM last Tuesday: 42 people invaded the excellent Cycle Hub to listen to our speakers, debate the state of city cycling and campaigning and plan the next steps. We formed a new Management Committee: with a warm welcome to Geoff Turnbull who is joining Katja Leyendecker, Scott Dawson, Rod Joyce, and Claire Prospert on the committee for 2014/15. Scooting through the ‘business and organisational matters’ we saw that the Campaign is in good shape. You can of course read the Annual and Finance Report [pdf] and check for yourself. Our politicians[…]

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Preparing our AGM

The Campaign Annual General Meeting is fast approaching: it will be held on Tuesday 25 March 2014, 6:00pm at the Cycle Hub in Newcastle. Our Constitution gives more details about the AGM; in summary, we first handle the “operational” business and then we discuss and agree with our members the Campaign’s priorities for the year ahead. The AGM business entails presenting our annual report and accounts, and forming the new management committee – nominations are being sought, so if you are interested, just drop us an email at newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com and we’ll send you more information. The management committee meets monthly[…]

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AGM 2014 / Quarterly members meeting

We meet and chat. This time it’s AGM time too – to discuss priorities for the coming year, invite member to stand for committee membership and influence the direction of the organisation. Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 full (Committee) Speakers Cllr Rob Higgins (Labour) and Cllr Stephen Psallidas (Liberal) – political viewpoint Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Chris Peck CTC Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Lizzie Reather Leeds Cycling Campaign Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Sally Hinchcliffe Cycling Embassy GB

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AGM 2013 – Better streets for cycling

The Cycle Hub was packed on Tuesday 19 March 2013 to ‘talk cycling’ at our AGM. We had a lively debate on membership, cycling infrastructure design, and the campaign priorities – oh and we formed our new management committee. While Claire Prospert, Katja Leyendecker and Scott Dawson signed up for another year, three new people also joined the committee: Dorothy Craw, Roderick Joyce and Shannon Robalino. These are the key points discussed: Membership – proud to have 750 members, mixed views about re-introducing fees which would also mean a considerable admin resource to be necessary – so we decided to[…]

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Our Priorities for 2012/13

With our aim to create a cycle-friendly city with a deep-rooted and flourishing cycling culture, our objectives are to improve the cycling infrastructure in and around Newcastle and champion and promote cycling. Keeping a focus on our local priorities, below, we will work with others to achieve our aims and objectives. We will lobby, influence, build relationship and trust, engage in debate and foster dialogue. We will hassle and challenge, inspire and enthuse. During our AGM in March 2012 we discussed this year’s priorities. We’ve decided on keeping last year’s priorities, and applying a ranking to them. Without further ado[…]

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Draft priorities announced

Tell us what you think (comments enabled). The Committee has today announced the Campaign’s priorities (in draft), listed below. We will finalise the priorities at the AGM on 19 March 2013, 18:00 at the Cycle Hub. Before the AGM, you can comment on them – just log in and type away or email us. DRAFT PRIORITIES 13/14 We’ll work with decision-makers to make Newcastle a modern liveable city that puts people at its heart and can be enjoyed on foot and by bike. We want to be involved in the design of the Strategic Cycle Routes and see their physical[…]

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Our Priorities for 2013/14

We’ll work with decision-makers to make Newcastle a modern liveable city that puts people at its heart and can be enjoyed on foot and by bike. We want to be involved in the design of the Strategic Cycle Routes and see their physical completion by 2020. For cyclists safety we specifically ask for • In the coming 12 months – a safe North-South Route through the city centre, with more road space for cycling on John Dobson Street (as Northumberland Street out-of-bounds) – one-way streets to be opened up to contraflow cycling – city centre traffic lights to be made[…]

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Our Priorities for 2011/12

With our aim to create a cycle-friendly city with a deep-rooted and flourishing cycling culture, our objectives are to improve the cycling infrastructure in and around Newcastle and champion and promote cycling. Keeping a focus on our local priorities, below, we will work with others to achieve our aims and objectives. We will lobby, influence, build relationship and trust, engage in debate and foster dialogue. We will hassle and challenge, inspire and enthuse. During our AGM in March 2011 we discussed and decided on this year’s priorities. Without further ado here they are: Integration of bikes in public transport Examples[…]

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