AGM 2024

Welcoming you to our 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We look forward to welcoming you to this year's AGM in Leeds. This takes place on Thursday 25 April, starting at 6pm and ending around 7.30pm.

This year there are two ways that Members can join us:

Online: we'll share details on how you can watch the event live online nearer the time.

In person: the event takes place at Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA. You can register to attend using the details below.

While this year’s agenda will be focused more on the traditional AGM items, we’ll be holding a number of Member Meet-ups during the year. These sessions have been very successful in the past. Over 1,000 of you provided feedback to help shape our 2024 programme, and we’ll be sending out invites to the first event following the AGM.

Your voting pack

We'll send invitation packs to eligible Members with all the information you need to vote in our AGM as well as details of how to join us in Leeds or online. If you need any help, please contact us on 01535 650770.

If you can't come, you can still send a question for our directors by emailing [email protected].

Why attend?

We're owned by our Members and put their interests first, so if you're a part of Ecology we want to hear what you think.

Our AGM is your opportunity to:

  • Meet the Ecology team and share your views on our work
  • Hear about our 2023 performance
  • Meet other Ecology Members in a friendly environment
Register to attend our AGM

This year’s AGM takes place at Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA.

We’ll also be hosting the event online, so that more people can attend.

You can find out more and register to attend by visiting our dedicated Eventbrite page at ecologyagm2024.eventbrite.co.uk. If you can’t register online, please contact us on 01535 650770 to reserve your place.

How to vote

Voting is your chance to shape how your Society is run.  Vote in a way that suits you – online, by post, or in person at our AGM – and the voting process is quick and easy.

As an eligible Member, you will receive an AGM voting pack via post or email.  The pack also contains our Annual Review and Notice of AGM which includes information relating to AGM resolutions.

Simply visit ballot.ukevote.uk/ecologyagm24 to vote online; or scan the QR code on your paper proxy voting form. Alternatively, you can complete the voting form in your AGM voting pack and post it back to us, free of charge.

This year’s voting will be administered by UK Engage, a leading election services provider.

We’ll donate 50p to environmental charity Trees for Cities for every Member who votes online (20p for those voting by post). We’ll also donate £1 to if you choose to go paperless and receive future voting packs by email, which helps reduce our paper use.

Please ensure we receive your vote by 23:59pm on Monday 22 April 2024.

How to get there

Cloth Hall Court is in Leeds city centre, located on Quebec Street just a 2-minute walk from Leeds train station. Leeds train station connects Leeds with major UK cities. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

Cloth Hall Court is also just a 15-minute walk from Leeds coach station. For coach details, visit the National Express website. Most coaches arrive into Leeds Bus Station. For local bus information and timetables, visit the West Yorkshire Metro website.

There isn’t car parking available on site so we encourage you to use public or another mode of transport where possible. For bike routes and information about cycling in Leeds, visit the Leeds City Council cycling pages.

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Schedule
5.00pmRegistration and refreshments
6.00pmAnnual General Meeting including Ask the Directors
7.20pmOur new purpose
7.30pmRefreshments
8.30pmClose
Ask the Directors

We’d really like to hear from you

If you have any questions about Ecology or would like to send a question for our directors in advance, email [email protected].

We’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the day and will post our responses on our website. Where possible, we’ll reply directly to Members before the AGM.

About Cloth Hall Court

Cloth Hall Court is a Grade II listed building and steeped in a rich history. It was originally constructed for the trade of ‘Yorkshire Broadcloths’ – cheap yet good quality cloths, which were produced in Leeds and the surrounding areas. This laid the foundations for the city to gain its status as a global centre for commerce and trade in textiles.