Annual General Meeting

Photo: Ladram Bay, East Devon. Photo by Red Zeppelin

For the first time in SWCPA history, we’ll be hosting our AGM virtually this year on Friday 11th June.

In light of the continuing uncertainty about the timing of relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the South West Coast Path Association Board of Trustees has made the decision to hold this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a virtual event.

In addition to the formal AGM we intend to run two additional sessions to coincide with the G7 Summit. Please click here to read a message from our Chairman Ken Carter about our decision to go virtual, and for more information on the 3 sessions.

Completers:

In previous years we have had a 'Completers Presentation' at our AGM to celebrate those individuals who have completed all 630 miles of the Coast Path. As this years AGM will be virtual, we will have to do things slightly differently. So, if you completed the Coast Path in either 2019 or 2020 and would like a mention at the virtual AGM this year, please email your name to [email protected] along with how long your journey was to complete the Path and your completion date.

More details on timings, how to register and log on will be sent out and appear on this page, closer to the AGM date.

Call for Trustee Nominations:

We are now inviting nominations to stand for election as Trustees at the AGM. Trustees are a vital part in the governance and oversight of the charity. If you’re interested in getting involved, you can find out more and download a trustee prospectus here.

One Trustee has indicated that they will be stepping down in June and so we are looking for someone with financial/accounting skills, and experience of the charity sector to replace these skills. We are committed to improving the diversity of our Board and we particularly welcome applications from women, those in the BAME community and people with disabilities.

Nominations must be received by the Association no later than 12 pm on Monday 26th April 2021.

Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two different members. We will need the names and addresses of the proposer and seconder, although we only publish the names in the formal meeting papers. Members proposing or seconding a nomination do not need to attend the AGM. You may send your nomination(s) to the Association by email to: [email protected] or by post to: South West Coast Path Association, Unit 11, Residence 2, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

Call for AGM Resolutions:

Members may submit resolutions for discussion at the AGM. These must also be received no later than 12 pm on Monday 26th April 2021. You can find further information on how to submit a resolution in section 3.7 of our Rules, which can be found on the Key Information page of our website here:

In accordance with clause 22 of the constitution, the AGM meeting papers, Association rules and our constitution will be made available in advance of the AGM. If you visit our Key information page, you will find previous years’ papers and this year’s papers, including the accountability for 2020, once available.

Thank you for supporting the South West Coast Path. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 AGM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For more information on the AGM governance and accountability for 2019, please see our Key Information page and the message from our chairman here regarding the 2020 AGM.

For more information on the latest coronavirus guidance, please check our latest Covid-19 impact update in our news section.