Forum Digest 28th August 2021

As promised in last week’s Digest, here is the formal

Notice of the Forum AGM – Thursday 7th October 2021 at 7pm via Zoom

Please see the website AGM Page for details. We will add more information in the coming weeks to the AGM page.

As you will be aware, this is the first time the Forum has held the AGM by Zoom. There will be updates on what we have been doing, and we need formal approval by the membership for a number of items on the agenda. We also hope to have a guest speaker, but this is still to be confirmed on the agenda which you can access with this link AGM agenda Oct21.

One of the issues to be considered is whether to extend the life of the Forum for another five years (a brief explanation is given at the bottom of the agenda).

Click the link to complete the online AGM Registration Form in advance, plus there is an opportunity to volunteer to be a member of the Steering Group using this form. A separate voting form will be made available later (see below) which will include the option to raise any questions you may have.

Please register for the AGM by completing the Registration Form by 30th September. After which, you will be sent details of how to join the meeting. The same form can be used to volunteer to be a member of the Steering Group. The deadline to receive your nomination for the Steering Group is 16th September. Once we have the names of volunteers, we will issue the separate Voting Form (for full Forum members) to be returned by 30th September to ensure votes are counted ahead of the AGM.

Before volunteering for the Steering Group, please read these documents – the Forum Constitution, the updated Steering Group Roles definitions and Ways of Working.

Membership of the Forum is open to residents 16 years or over, or who work, in the Broxtowe Borough Council wards of Chilwell West and Toton & Chilwell Meadows (The Forum Area).

If you are not already a member and are eligible to do so, then please join us and become a member by emailing with your full name, address and postcode, or write to us at our address on the website. Junior members under 16 are also welcome.

Only full members are allowed to vote at General Meetings or stand for the Steering Group, but non-members (‘Friends’) and junior members are welcome to attend and observe the AGM.

The minutes of the last AGM held in 2019 are here 2019 AGM Minutes DRAFT. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we were unable to hold an AGM in 2020, so there is quite a lot to catch up on, and the annual reports for 2019 & 2020 will be available soon on the website. In the past year we have all become familiar with using Zoom or similar video calling/conferencing for work and/or keeping in touch with family, so we are fairly certain that you are all used to it by now, and can bear to attend one more meeting (for about an hour)! So, please do add the date above to your diaries and calendars.

As always please do feel free to ask any questions you may have on this or anything else via the Contact Us page, and we’ll do our best to answer them via the Questions and Answers page.

David, Vice Chair

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