Possible motions for AGM 2017

Steady rider
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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 17 Dec 2016, 8:45pm

I have been considering motion Number 8 and have an alternative that may be worth discussing.

Proposed governance change

That amendment is made to the Governance documents to allow for an extra 12 elected regional trustees in addition to the 12 trustees planned for.

Reason
Currently the Nomination Committee can select candidates they consider suitable to become a Trustee. In 2016 they selected 6 candidates who had been CTC members for less than 12 months and CTC members were not selected or discouraged from standing by the selection criteria. Currently Council has approximately 15 trustees, but can consist of between 5 and 22 elected trustees plus 4 members co-opted by the Council, a total of 26. The extra 12 regional trustees proposed could include seven for England (2 North, 2 Central, 2 South and 1 London) and two each for Scotland and Wales, plus one for Northern Ireland. Nominations for the 12 regional trustees could be by the membership, 4 seconders required for each. From the current maximum of 26 the change would result in a possible 24, rather than the 12 in the Governance document. The significant benefits would be more trustees could attend AGMs, cycle rallies or events and be known to the membership and be regional representatives in supporting cycling.

The listed one currently reads
Proposed governance change

That amendment is made to the Governance documents to allow for an extra 6 elected trustees in addition to the 12 trustees planned for.

Reason
Currently the Nomination Committee can recommend a person with skills, knowledge and experience as a Trustee. In 2016 they selected 6 candidates who had been CTC members for less than 12 months and CTC members were not selected or discouraged from standing by the selection criteria. Currently Council has approximately 15 trustees, but can consist of between 5 and 22 elected trustees plus 4 members co-opted by the Council. The extra 6 trustees proposed could include, 3 for England and 1 each for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Nominations for the 6 trustee positions could be by the membership, 4 seconders required for each, and voted in directly by the membership. From the current maximum of 26 the change would result in a possible 18, a net reduction of 30%, rather than the 50%+ reduction in the Governance document to 12. The benefits would be more trustees could attend AGMs, cycle rallies or events and be known to the membership. This could be of significant benefit in having direct contact with cycling groups and cyclists.


This would balance in time the number of trustees nominated by the selection process and those nominated by members.

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby JohnW » 18 Dec 2016, 12:35pm

Steady rider wrote:I have been considering motion Number 8 and have an alternative that may be worth discussing.

Proposed governance change

That amendment is made to the Governance documents to allow for an extra 12 elected regional trustees in addition to the 12 trustees planned for.

Reason
Currently the Nomination Committee can select candidates they consider suitable to become a Trustee. In 2016 they selected 6 candidates who had been CTC members for less than 12 months and CTC members were not selected or discouraged from standing by the selection criteria. Currently Council has approximately 15 trustees, but can consist of between 5 and 22 elected trustees plus 4 members co-opted by the Council, a total of 26. The extra 12 regional trustees proposed could include seven for England (2 North, 2 Central, 2 South and 1 London) and two each for Scotland and Wales, plus one for Northern Ireland. Nominations for the 12 regional trustees could be by the membership, 4 seconders required for each. From the current maximum of 26 the change would result in a possible 24, rather than the 12 in the Governance document. The significant benefits would be more trustees could attend AGMs, cycle rallies or events and be known to the membership and be regional representatives in supporting cycling.

The listed one currently reads
Proposed governance change

That amendment is made to the Governance documents to allow for an extra 6 elected trustees in addition to the 12 trustees planned for.

Reason
Currently the Nomination Committee can recommend a person with skills, knowledge and experience as a Trustee. In 2016 they selected 6 candidates who had been CTC members for less than 12 months and CTC members were not selected or discouraged from standing by the selection criteria. Currently Council has approximately 15 trustees, but can consist of between 5 and 22 elected trustees plus 4 members co-opted by the Council. The extra 6 trustees proposed could include, 3 for England and 1 each for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Nominations for the 6 trustee positions could be by the membership, 4 seconders required for each, and voted in directly by the membership. From the current maximum of 26 the change would result in a possible 18, a net reduction of 30%, rather than the 50%+ reduction in the Governance document to 12. The benefits would be more trustees could attend AGMs, cycle rallies or events and be known to the membership. This could be of significant benefit in having direct contact with cycling groups and cyclists.


This would balance in time the number of trustees nominated by the selection process and those nominated by members.


+1 to that.

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 18 Dec 2016, 5:00pm

Thanks JohnW, changed details on page 1.

I suppose if we had 12 regional Trustees and they each had one major cycle event in their area, spread over the April to September period, that could be one every two weeks roughly.

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 5 Jan 2017, 10:44am

I have been reconsidering these motions, most issues CTC Council could consider and there are a lot to include for an AGM. Perhaps two motion could be put to address the wider issues of trying to make drivers take more care.

A motion could be;
That part 286 of the Highway Code should be revised from;
286.If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any other person,
vehicle, animal or property, you MUST
 stop
 give your own and the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the registration
number of the vehicle, to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them
 if you do not give your name and address at the time of the collision, report it to
the police as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 24 hours.
Law RTA 1988 sect 170

to

286.If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property, you MUST
• stop
• give your own and the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the registration
number of the vehicle, to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them
• if you do not give your name and address at the time of the collision, report it to
the police as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 24 hours. In the event of injury to another person you MUST also provide a statement to the police within 24 hours explaining in as much detail as possible how the accident occurred.
Law RTA 1988 sect 170 (needs amending)

or
That part 286 of the Highway Code should be revised to include 'In the event of injury to another person you MUST also provide a statement to the police within 24 hours explaining in as much detail as possible how the accident occurred' to read as follows;
286.If you are involved in a collision which causes damage or injury to any other person,
vehicle, animal or property, you MUST
 stop
 give your own and the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the registration
number of the vehicle, to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them
 if you do not give your name and address at the time of the collision, report it to
the police as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 24 hours.In the event of injury to another person you MUST also provide a statement to the police within 24 hours explaining in as much detail as possible how the accident occurred
Law RTA 1988 sect 170

The other motion could be
1
To request improvements to the advice and legal requirements for minimum passing clearance and passing speed, when vehicles overtake or pass near to pedestrians, cyclists and horses. The CTC should campaign with others where possible for a minimum passing space law and for that law to be properly enforced. The CTC should carry out research (e.g. the proportion of people who feel threatened by vehicles passing too close) and consultations on safe passing distances in preparation for any government consultation on new passing clearance laws. Deliberate close passing should be considered dangerous driving and specifically mentioned in the Highway code.

Reasons
It is essential to improve safety and discourage intimidating close passing. It would result in cyclists feeling less threatened, assist in promoting cycling and improve safety. Refer ‘Evidence of proposed UK law regarding motorists passing cyclists’ email colinclarkecycling@hotmail.co.uk for details on this or any other motion. At the 2016 AGM the Chairs discretionary votes prevented motion 'Legal minimum passing clearance' from passing

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 24 Jan 2017, 10:16am

Added motion Number 1 to list. Please advise if anyone wants to propose or second a motion, a few days left before closing date. None have been submitted to date.

1
That Cycling UK promotes cycling to school by encouraging parents to cycle with their young children to and from school, where suitable.

Reasons
Sets the example for children of how to cycle safely. Reduces the need to cars trips. Promotes cycling.

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 2 Feb 2017, 9:11am

Details of 14 motions submitted included on page 1.

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Re: Possible motions for AGM 2017

Postby Steady rider » 22 Mar 2017, 7:03pm

Revision of motions, to show those accepted, see page 1.