Important update on our plans for Ecology’s AGM

21 April 2020

We’re holding our Annual General Meeting at our offices, in Silsden, on Thursday 30 April. We decided to move the meeting, last month, from London in response to the challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak.

This year’s event remains an important date in our calendar. However, during the current situation we have thought carefully about how we can balance our obligations to our members whilst acting responsibly and safely within the Government’s social distancing measures. The well-being of members and our people is our priority and we must meet these requirements in these unprecedented times.

This means that we are not opening our doors to members on the day of the AGM so please adhere to the Government’s instructions to stay at home. We will of course look to conduct the AGM within the Rules of the Society and will therefore rely on the presence of those colleagues who are also members to allow the AGM to proceed.

Your vote matters

More than ever, we strongly encourage all eligible members to vote to ensure your views are counted. Despite our current preoccupations the environmental crisis remains our key global challenge and we want to emerge from the pandemic ready to play our part. Our AGM resolutions are aimed at ensuring your Society continues to go from strength to strength.

It’s easy to vote and make your views known by voting online or, if you have received a voting form by post, simply returning it in the envelope provided.

Don’t forget, we’ll donate 50p to environmental charity, Trees for Cities, for every member who casts their vote online (20p if you vote by post).

We need to have received your proxy votes by 5.00 pm on 27 April 2020.

We would like to hear from you

You can submit a question for our Directors to answer on the day by 5.00 pm on 27 April. We’ll publish the Board’s responses on our website following the AGM.

Have you registered to attend the AGM?

If you have registered to attend the meeting, we will be writing to you to ask you to meet the Government’s social distancing requirements and stay at home.