Members' Evening and Annual General Meeting 2018

Walthamstow Wetlands by Hadi El Ali

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Please join us on Saturday 29th September at Walthamstow Wetlands for a guided tour of the reserve, followed by our Annual General Meeting 2018 and Members' Evening.

Marine Engine House, Visitor Centre, Walthamstow Wetlands, Ferry Lane, London N17 9NG, Saturday 29th September 2018. Guided tour at 16.00 with registration for AGM from 17.00 (for 17.15 start), finishing at 18.30 and followed by a Members' Evening from 19.15 to 22.00. 

Every year our members provide vital financial support to the Trust. The AGM is your chance to hear about what your support has enabled us to achieve over the last year, our plans for the future, to ask questions, and to meet staff and Trustees.  Anyone who wishes to attend must be a member, or must join before attending (you can join on the day itself). 

If you are not able to join us, please complete this Proxy Notice Form

Guest speaker - Stephen Moss

We're delighted to announce that our guest speaker at this year's Members' Evening is Stephen Moss, one of Britain’s leading nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers.

Now living on the Somerset Levels, he was born in London, and read English at Cambridge before joining the BBC.

His TV credits include the BAFTA award-winning Springwatch, The Nature of Britain and Birds Britannia, while his books include Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, Wild Kingdom and The Robin: A Biography. He also authored the National Trust’s 2012 ‘Natural Childhood’ report on reconnecting children with nature.

He writes a regular monthly ‘Birdwatch’ column for the Guardian, is President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, and teaches an MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University. A lifelong naturalist, Stephen has travelled to all seven of the world’s continents in search of wildlife.

Venue information

We are hosting the event at the Engine House Visitor Centre, Walthamstow Wetlands, Ferry Lance, London N17 9NG with  registration for the AGM from 17.00 (for 17.15 start), finishing at 18.30.  Google map

The main entrance is in Ferry Lane/Forest Road, a ten-minute walk from Tottenham Hale and Blackhorse Road stations (Victoria line) and served by buses 123 and 230. Please visit Transport for London for detailed travel advice. There is also a visitors' car park.

There will be a tour of the reserve from 16.00 and the AGM will be followed by drinks and then the Members' Evening. 


In accordance with the Trust’s Articles of Association, at the AGM you will have the opportunity to vote on three appointments to the Board of Trustees, with two of our existing trustees standing for re-election. We are therefore recruiting Trustees and are now seeking nominations. While all applicants are welcome, we would be particularly interested in someone with a background in corporate strategy to support our growth as London's most influential wildlife charity - please see the Trustee Job Description below. As usual, nominees will be invited for an exploratory meeting and interview prior to standing.

Our Board has ultimate responsibility for ensuring the Trust’s sound governance. Trustees perform an important role providing challenge and support to ensure that the Trust is legally compliant with its governing document and all relevant legislation; acting for public benefit; managing its resources responsibly and accountable for its actions.

In order to stand for election to the Board of Trustees you must be a fully paid up member of London Wildlife Trust,  We would be particularly interested to receive applications from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

The deadline for nominations has now passed. 

Proxy votes

If you are unable to attend the AGM and would like to vote, members are able to appoint a proxy to attend, speak and vote at the AGM in their place. A proxy does not need to be a member but must vote according to the instructions given by the appointer on the Proxy Notice below. Completed Proxy Notices must be received at London Wildlife Trust's main office at least 48 hours before the AGM. Please complete this Proxy Notice form.

London Wildlife Trust’s Annual General Meeting and Members' Evening 2018 Agenda

16.00 One hour guided tour of Walthamstow Wetlands - please meet at the front entrance of the Engine House Visitor Centre.

Part 1: AGM

17.00 Registration at Engine House - London Wildlife Trust staff and Trustees will be present to talk about this year’s projects and campaigns before the start of the AGM at 17.15. 

17.15 Opening address - Elaine Sullivan, Chair of the Board of Trustees

17.20 Annual General Meeting - Helen Newman, Hon Sec

  • Apologies
  • Approval of minutes of the 36th Annual General Meeting held on 23rd September 2017 - Hon Sec
  • Presentation and approval of Audited Accounts for year ended 31st March 2018 - Treasurer
  • Appointment of Auditors - Treasurer
  • Election of Board members - Hon Sec
  • Ratification of Board membership - Hon Sec
  • Q&A - Chair and Gordon Scorer, CEO

18.00 Closing remarks - CEO with update by Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation, on The Wildlife Trust's campaign Towards a Wilder Britain

Please note that the Audited Accounts for 2017-18 and minutes of last year's AGM will be given to all members attending the AGM and are also available to download below.

18.35 Drinks (Prosecco, wine, beer and soft drinks) and buffet served in the Engine House Café


19.15 Review of the year - Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation

19.45 A day in the life of Europe's largest urban wetlands - Emma Roebuck, Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserves Manager and Charlie Sims, Walthamstow Wetlands Visitor Operations Manager

20.15 Why does nature matter? - Stephen Moss, nature writer, broadcaster and BBC wildlife television producer

21.00 Closing remarks - CEO and Chair

21.05 - 22.00 Drinks with the opportunity to purchase signed copies of  Stephen Moss' latest book, Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

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