Meeting Dates

 

AGM SATURDAY 3rd June 2017 FROM 10:30 Followed by Discussion Forum 11am - 1:00pm
CALLY RESOURCE CENTRE, 140 COPENHAGEN ST, LONDON N1 0ST

The Centre is off the Caledonian Road. Stations - Caledonian Road and Barnsbury (North London Line) Kings Cross/St Pancras (Main Line & Tube) Caledonian Road (Tube) Bus: 17, 91, 259, 274

Agenda
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Matters arising from the minutes
  4. Annual Officers’ Reports on the Federation’s activities over the last year
    These will be available at the meeting and on the website.
  5. Recommendations from the Executive
    Subscription levels
  6. Election of the Executive Committee - 15 places available. There will be a very short get together at the end of the AGM to check a date when the new Executive will meet to elect officers and plan dates for future events.
  7. Annual Accounts – 2016 - Copies will be available to members in advance through e-mail application to londonfed@gmail.com or at the meeting. They are included within the annual report.
  8. Appointment of Auditors for the coming year
    Including a decision not to require a full audit and to have an independent examination.

Discussion Forum 11:00 – 1:00pm

With the forthcoming election, the plans for a London Community Hub have gone into abeyance, so we will look backwards at cautionary tales.


What Happens When a Co-op is taken over by a Housing Association ?
• What can and has gone wrong ?
• Success stories and where the relationship has gone well ?
• Could the situation be reversed ?


THE EXECUTIVE IS ORGANISING A FURTHER SPEAKER AS YET UNCONFIRMED DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE MEETING




SATURDAY 18th February 2017 FROM 10:30 - 1:00pm
CALLY RESOURCE CENTRE, 140 COPENHAGEN ST, LONDON N1 0ST

The Centre is off the Caledonian Road. Stations - Caledonian Road and Barnsbury (North London Line) Kings Cross/St Pancras (Main Line & Tube) Caledonian Road (Tube) Bus: 17, 91, 259, 274

  1. THE HOUSING AND PLANNING ACT 2017 Where Now ?
    The meeting will discuss which elements of the housing and planning act remain and how they will affect different forms of housing co-op.
  2. DEVELOPING NEW COOP HOUSING
    a) Talking to the GLA and Mayor's Office - We have been working with the Co-op Party to talk to the Mayor's office about what they want from us and what our 'ask' of them should be. Here we will report back and take questions.
    b) Should co-ops be using their resources to develop housing ?
    A key issue to know is how many co-ops would like to see a return on their cash in the bank and if they would wish to invest in new housing for themselves or within the movement.
  3. REPORTS BACK FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS
    a) Shortlife Housing - How can it compete with 'Guardian' groups.
    b) HAMC - factors affecting management co-ops in housing assocs
    c) Report back from the all day joint conference in September


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 10:30 Sat. 4th June 2016


Followed by a Discussion Forum - attendance is free.


CALLY RESOURCE CENTRE, 140 COPENHAGEN STREET, LONDON N1 0ST

The Centre is off the Caledonian Road.

Stations – Caledonian Road and Barnsbury (North London Line) Kings Cross/St Pancras (Main Line & Tube) Caledonian Road (Tube)

Bus – 17, 91, 259, 274


Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Matters arising from the minutes
  4. Annual Officers’ Reports on the Federation’s activities over the last year
    a Chair
    b Secretary
    c Treasurer
  5. Recommendations from the Executive
    a Subscription levels
  6. Election of the Executive Committee - 15 places available.

  7. Annual Accounts – 2015 - Copies will be available to members in advance through e-mail application to londonfed@gmail.com, at the meeting or online on the website.
  8. Appointment of Auditors for the coming year
    LFHC proposes to again have an independent examination rather than a full audit.



If you would like to be considered for election to the Executive Committee please send your details to Hilary Ellwood at the Federation office, 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8GT by 3pm on Wednesday 1st June (londonfed@gmail.com or 020 3166 2621)


DISCUSSION SESSION 11:00 – 1:00pm with speakers

1. Housing and Planning Bill – The Bill has been returned from the House of Lords. This section will be an update on the provisions and current position.

2. What should Co-operatives do about the 1% rent reduction expectation to ensure their future financial sustainability?
The meeting will aim to reach a consensus on the approach from London Co-ops.

3. How do we share our documents and resources efficiently?
Greg Robbins and Phillip Wright (LCHG) will suggest ways in which useful documents can be shared between Co-ops.