Community First AGM 2022- Supporting Rural Communities to Adapt to Climate Change

Thursday 7th April 2022- 10.30am – 11.45am

This is a virtual, online, event

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Agenda

Part 1 (10.30 – 11.00)
AGM Business

  1. To receive the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 22 April 2021
  2. Matters Arising
  3. To receive the Annual Report 2021-2022
  4. To receive the audited accounts for the year ending 2021
  5. Appointment of the auditors for 2021-2022
  6. Election of Directors to the Board
    Under the Articles of Association, one third of the Board of Directors retire from office at the end of the AGM but are eligible for re-election.  These, together with any additional members’ nominations for election to the Board will be presented to the meeting.
  7. Any Other Business

Part 2 (11.00 – 11.45)
Supporting Rural Communities to Adapt to Climate Change 

Once the formal business of the AGM is concluded we will explore how we can all play a part in addressing the impact of climate change in our rural communities.

There will be a discussion session where we can all join in helping to set the agenda.

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Climate change is happening and people across the globe are working increasingly hard to reduce their carbon footprint to minimise the impact. Quite rightly communities in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are doing the same and we applaud and support their efforts.

But .... even in the most favourable view there will be inescapable consequences, mainly in the shape of extreme and volatile weather events: heat, cold, wind, drought, flood, the list goes on. We know this is true because we have seen and experienced these things happening already.

So, do we cross our fingers and hope for the best, or do we act now to adapt our communities to survive and even thrive in the new situation?

At Community First we think we can and must act, and act now. There are things we can do: plant shade trees, set up cool spaces, create local flood solutions, strengthen storm risk structures. There is no external answer. Solutions must be built on intimate local knowledge with the power of local capacity. What we need to do is energise that capacity and propose a framework for action.

This is what our session is about.

We have an expert panel, who have done it, who understand the challenge, who have sight of solutions and who will share their thoughts and respond to your questions.

This session will be the trigger to a campaign of action to support rural communities to adapt to what we know is coming.

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