AGM and Members' Forum 2019

AGM and Members' Forum 2019

Our Annual General Meeting takes place at 10.30am on Saturday 5th October at Alderford Lake, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ. The meeting will be followed by a members' forum, celebrating a productive year for Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

A chance to find out more

Join us to find out more about our work over the last year and to hear more about our plans going forward. Thanks to your support we can celebrate our achievements for Shropshires wildlife and wild places.

Booking is not necessary and is free to attend. 

AGM and Members Forum Agenda 2019

10.30am Annual General Meeting

11.00am Refreshment break

11.30am Welcome and Introduction to Members Forum - Kirsten Mould, Chair

11.35am Climate Change: Does it matter? - Colin Preston, CEO Shropshire Wildlife Trust

11.50am Ammonia fallout on Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses: a threat from above - Robert Duff, Marches BogLIFE Project Manager

12.05am Understanding Biodiversity; a project on the Springtails of Whixall MossGerry Thomas, local naturalist

12.20 The next generations view - Jess Marais, student, environmental activist and SWT volunteer

12.35 Closing remarks - Kirsten Mould

12.45 Close and optional walk around Alderford Lake. Cafe on site for refreshments. 

The full agenda can be downloaded below.

Proposed new Trustees 2019 & Proxy Voting Form

Two new Trustees are proposed to serve for a four year term, to be elected at the 2019 AGM October 5th 2019. Short bio's about Andrew Hearle and Anne Wignall can be found below as can the proxy voting form.

Andrew Hearle

Andrew Hearle

Andrew has worked mostly in Shropshire since joining the Field Studies Council in 1980 working  at Preston Montford Field Centre as tutor in ecology and geography and then with the Nature Conservancy Council, English Nature and Natural England.  After a short spell working with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust as manager of the Central Rivers project, he now works for the National Trust as project manager for the Stepping Stones project in south Shropshire.

Anne WIgnall

Anne Wignall

Anne was a teacher before working for the third sector in animal welfare. She has since been a trustee of a number of national animal welfare organisations including the Born Free Foundation and Care for the Wild. For over 20 years, she was a trustee of the Lyneal Trust, a Shropshire-based charity providing accessible canal-based holidays.

Anne is currently President of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, following six years as Chair, and sits on the national Age UK Influencing Committee. Her particular interests are developing Age Friendly Communities and tackling loneliness and isolation. In her home town of Ellesmere, for example, she has helped to set up a number of community groups to address these issues.

As a trustee of Healthwatch Shropshire, an independent charity that seeks to improve local people’s experience of health and social care services, Anne attends the VCS Health & Social Care forum and carries out Enter & View visits to local hospitals, care homes and GP practices.

In Ellesmere she is Deputy Mayor, Secretary of Ellesmere Patients’ group, and a member of Ellesmere Wildlife Group.

Anne would like to be able to use her experience and contacts to encourage Shropshire people to improve their health and well-being by getting close to nature and discovering what a positive difference it can make to their lives. Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Feed the Birds project has already shown the benefits of this type of approach.

Proposed Motion - Climate Change Emergency declaration

The climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis are inextricably linked, cannot be addressed in isolation, and require urgent and immediate action.

This AGM proposes six initial actions for SWT. Download the statement in full below.

Vacancy for Honorary Treasurer 2019

We are currently looking for a volunteer Honorary Treasurer, to serve for four years. Our Treasurer has an oversight role and also acts as one of the signatories on our bank account, as well as chairing quarterly Finance Committees.

Please download the full role description below.