Minutes of Harrow Cyclists meeting 16 April 2014 at Tony’s house
Attendees: David Arditti, Melanie, Tony, Anoop
1. New website
The new website should be publicised it yahoo groups, and people should be encouraged to email with content. There have been some problems with yahoo groups email, with some members unable to send – Tony will ask Glenn to investigate.
We will put more details about the ride on 26 August.
We also aim to create a page for each ward ask. An email address will be included for comments rather than using the commenting function of WordPress, as comments are often not helpful.
2. Annual General Meeting
The AGM will take place on Wed 21 May 2014. Notice of AGM to be placed on website and yahoo group. Invite nominations for:
No need for nominations to be seconded and people can propose themselves. Local election is 22 May 2014. We are not going to ask for LCC grant money this year.
3. Space 4 Cycling ride 26 April
Harrow Observer — photographer sorted by Tony
Harrow Times — Tony tried to contact, no luck
Someone has to write an account (press release) of the ride for the Harrow Observer. We can also send an account and photos to the Harrow Times.
Anoop will send email to all the existing councillors and publicise it on the Harrow Council website.
Brent Space for Cycling ride starts at 2pm in Vale Farm Leisure Centre.
Anoop to lead the ride. Aim to set off at 10.20am. Ride length to be reduced to 5 miles and make it on quiet roads only – as a publicity stunt rather than exposing people to bad infrastructure.
Leaflets – to order 250 leaflets.
Statement from Harrow Cyclists to councillors (Tony to produce and photocopy).
Before the election, Tony will write a letter to councillors (on paper) and hand-deliver to civic centre.
Tony to borrow publicity material (? banner) on Wednesday. Anoop to email Amy and ask if they can lend us publicity materials to pick up on Wednesday.
4. LCC big ride 17 May
Probably won’t have a ride from Harrow as it is a long ride and not enough people to marshall. Instead maybe encourage people to take the train.
5. Any Other Business
Anoop to ask Sajjad when the next meeting will be.
Tony attended Northwick Park Hospital sustainability week but the event was poorly attended.