Campaigning > AGM's
The AGM was well attended - over 40 people
Tim Thorne, Chair, gave a presentation on the variety of work carried out by the group over the last year. Some of the highs were winning a grant from the Access Fund and more meetings with Island Roads and the lows the poor design of St Mary's junction and still unnecessary barriers on paths. Tim gave thanks to Colin Boon who has been treasurer to CW for 25 years but has decided to hang up his ledger.
There were a variety of guest speakers. Chris Ashman, the Director of Regeneration, spoke about the plans for the Island. It was good to hear that active travel (sustainable) is an important part of the plans. He outlined the philosophy behind his work and then concentrated on the areas the group would be interested infrastructure and development of certain areas. People Powered provided two speakers. Will Ainsley spoke of the pilot project for cargo bikes on the Island and Martin Gibson about the permeability study of Newport that was commissioned by CycleWight. Finally Sue Bailey gave a presentation on Re-cycle Bikes for Africa. This project has been supported by several CW members in the past but there is always a need for more.
The following officers were elected. Tim Thorne Chair, Alec Lawson Secretary, and Jess Garbett Treasurer.
As per usual the raffle was a great success. A big thanks to all the members who donated a prize.