Public meeting and AGM, 19 July 2022

Public meeting and AGM, 19 July 2022

We look forward to welcoming you to LCON’s public meeting on the evening of 19 July (19.30 – 21.00). As well as holding our formal Annual General Meeting, we will be launching the full suite of Housewarming guides and setting out our plans for Housewarming from September onwards. The meeting is also a chance to express your views and concerns, to tell us how you think we can be as effective as possible, and to explore how you can get involved. Whatever your skills and interests, please come along and take part.

We are holding the meeting via Zoom: click here to register for the link.

Programme for the evening

19.30 Start and registration

19.40 Annual General Meeting – the formal AGM business. Everyone is welcome; members can vote. Please see information and links to documents below.

20.10 Housewarming: Short presentation and discussion

20.30 How to get involved in LCON’s work: small-group activity with trustees

21.00 Close

Annual General Meeting

This is the formal notice of LCON’s Annual General Meeting. Everyone is very welcome to attend the whole evening, but voting at the AGM is limited to LCON members. You can check this by following the ‘Update my preferences’ link at the bottom of any of our mailings. If you don’t get mailings from us, sign up here!

The AGM agenda and papers can be found below. The agenda includes links to the documents, including the annual report and accounts (combined in one document), and a proxy form for anyone who cannot attend. We can send a paper copy of the annual report and accounts to anyone who would like one (email us to request this).

Agenda for LCON AGM 2022

LCON trustees report and annual accounts 2021

Proxy form for members who cannot attend

If any members cannot attend the AGM, they can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. This could be any member, including the chair. It helps us a lot if you do this, so if you can’t attend, please download and fill in the proxy form, and return it to Rebecca Nestor by 18 July. 

We still have vacancies for new trustees, so if you are interested, please get in touch to find out more. The AGM is not the only opportunity to join the board, as we can co-opt trustees at any time during the year. We are particularly hoping to broaden the diversity of the board and we especially encourage people of colour, younger people and men to consider the role. You don’t need specialist knowledge, though this is always welcome: we want people who live in our community and care about climate change. To find out what is involved and have an informal chat, please contact our chair Rebecca Nestor, or feel free to raise this in the small-group activity on the evening of the AGM. 

We’re recruiting!

We’re recruiting!

We are looking for a talented freelance community organiser to step in and provide additional support for about 2-3 hours a week during a temporary increase in other commitments that is affecting our existing co-ordinator’s availability.  The opportunity is available until April 2022 in the first instance, and more hours may be available during this period depending on the availability of funding.
Working as an independent contractor accountable to the trustee board through the chair, the organiser will focus on engaging our members and supporters. We want you to bring your own ideas to this work as well as contributing to maintaining our social media presence, keeping our website up to date, and organising and managing our public events. The aim of the work will be to achieve public engagement on a range of activities to reduce carbon emissions in North Oxford – including an ambitious home energy project and a series of investigations of how to improve active travel in our area.
To find out more, please contact Rebecca Nestor on or download further details here. The closing date for applications is 24 December 2021 and interviews will be held in the week commencing 10 January 2022.

Respond to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 and Ox-Cam Arc consultation

Respond to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 and Ox-Cam Arc consultation

Two important consultations are taking place right now that will significantly affect Oxfordshire’s ability to respond to the climate crisis. It is important that as many people as possible respond to the consultations and put the case for climate.

The first, for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, closes on Friday 8 October 2021. We are pleased to support the consultation responses by Oxford Friends of the Earth and the Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel. You can use their responses to inform your own and we urge you to do so.

The second, for the Ox-Cam Arc, closes on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Friends of the Earth have suggestions on how to respond to this too (it’s the same page as for the Oxfordshire Plan, scroll down to the bottom).


To be held on Tuesday 15 September 2020 – online

To join by Zoom for the panel discussion and AGM only, please see the recent email to members with the Zoom link, or email us to request the Zoom link. To attend the whole event, including the film, panel discussion and AGM, please book via Eventbrite. If you are an LCON member but cannot attend, please complete the proxy form.

Programme for the evening:

19.00-20.30 Public meeting with guest speakers and discussion. The film 2040 will be screened in advance and form the basis of the discussion.

20.30 Annual General Meeting – all welcome, members can vote. Please see agenda below.

21.00 Close

Full details of the whole evening, including the film, and how to register are on Eventbrite here.


  1. Attendance and apologies
  2. Approval of minutes from AGM 3 July 2019
  3. Trustees’ Report

A report on our activities will be presented by the trustees and there will an opportunity for questions. The meeting will be invited to accept the report. The trustees’ report and the accounts (combined) can be viewed here, and a summary will be available on screen at the meeting.

4. Financial Report

The Treasurer will present the accounts for 2019 and take questions. As above, the document can be seen here, and a summary will be on screen at the meeting. The meeting will be invited to accept the accounts.

5. Preparation of statutory accounts for 2020

The trustees propose, as last year, the appointment of Tom Futter as an independent person to prepare the statutory accounts for 2020, without an audit or Independent Examination. (Under charity and company regulations, LCON would be required to arrange an audit if its income was above £1m or if 10% of the members wanted one. The threshold for an Independent Examination is an income of £25,000.)

6. Retirement and Election of Trustees

LCON’s Board can have a maximum of 10 trustees: up to 7 elected by the members and 3 appointed by the board. Our Articles require one third of the elected trustees to retire each year by rotation. There are currently 4 elected trustees. We have determined that Tina Leonard is due to retire by rotation. Tina is willing to be re-elected. 

Carey Newson was co-opted onto the board during the year and is willing to be put forward for election. 

Nominations have been sought to fill vacancies. The trustees are also able to recruit another 2 trustees by appointment and have authority to co-opt trustees between AGMs.

7. Any other business

8. Close of meeting: 21.00

Calls for poems by XR

Calling all activist poets! Extinction Rebellion Oxford will publish an anthology of poems (planned for the autumn) from people rising up to demand urgent action by local and national governments to halt the deterioration of our planet before it is too late.  Please send your own poems about the climate emergency, the urgent need for radical measures across the world, and the transnational campaigns to put them in place, to: by 15 September 2019.

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We’re still recruiting

LCON has an opportunity available for a talented freelance contractor. The deadline is 28 May 2019, with interviews to be held in the week beginning 3 June. We’ve extended the deadline from the earlier April date to enable us to find the best possible candidate for this important piece of work.

Project manager for the Healthy Streets and Active Travel Low Carbon Hub Community Grants Fund

Do you want to be involved with tackling air pollution in Oxford and making it a healthier, more attractive city to travel in? On behalf of a coalition of community groups, Low Carbon Oxford North is looking for an enthusiastic, capable project manager to help us deliver five, funded activities, starting as soon as possible.  The time commitment is approximately 4 hours a week for nine months but is very flexible. The description of the work and how to apply are available here.

Get Finance out of Fossil Fuels – Monday 17th public meeting

Monday, 17th Sep at 7pm — The Threshold, St Michael & All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, OX2 7ES

Sarah Rowe, Campaigns Office for Christian Aid will give an illustrated talk entitled: “Fossil Fuel and Climate Justice. What part do the Banks Play”. The talk, which will review their work in the Big Shift Campaign with four major banks during the last year and their follow on work with HSBC, will be followed by discussion.