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AGM

November 9, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

It would be great if you could join us at 7.30pm on 9th Nov when we will be holding our AGM at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings.
The formal Agenda of the AGM (Click to View)

The next year looks like it will be highly eventful.

  • In May 2019 we definitely will have the Rother Council and Parish elections. At the moment the Tories have an overwhelming majority on the council and they have an appalling track record both on not raising much needed funding via the Rates and on the control of the Planning process, which is perhaps the single most important function of Councils today. It is quite possible that the next year will bring some much needed relief to the endless austerity that has emasculated councils over the last 10 years and we need to get our voice heard in making sure it is well managed.
  • Brexit could trigger an election, a people's vote, or any manner of fudged outcomes that will determine the future path of the country for generations to come. Again, we need to get a LibDem voice heard and be prepared for the unexpected.

So, we need your assistance.

Join the Executive

Several of the stalwarts of the local party are standing down after many years of dedicated service and we need to choose a re-invigorated Executive to carry forward the campaigns.

Here is a list the executive roles which need to be appointed.

Click to view Role descriptions and to download a Nomination form

I am especially keen that we get people with

  • Some knowledge of digital Social Media
  • Who have a knowledge of local issues and can write articles for our newsletter and/or social media and/or local newspapers
  • Who can help deliver our message on the street
  • And anybody who is prepared to engage in the tedious but vital administration that is completely vital to making a political party run and stay safe within the myriad of rules and regulations that sometimes seem designed to make life difficult.
  • But anybody with a commitment to Liberal Democrat principles and a bit of campaigning zeal is welcome to put themselves forward.

Please call me - Stephen Milton - 01424 423827 if you would like further information.

Day to day support is vital

We also need the support of the members who are not able to commit much time, to assist on very specific, targeted areas where your skills can be vital

  • Act as liaison /rapporteur within local activist groups in the community. We need to know what is going on and how we can offer our assistance where we agree with their aims. We need write-ups, so we can spread the word across our members, supporters and the wider community. These groups are as varied as local action to get a bus stop moved to the broad green agenda for promoting green policies in the area.
  • We need help organising social events. First and foremost, the annual dinner that we are organising for the 17th March 2019 with a very high-profile guest speaker. But also, regular local events that help us get together and get know each other.
  • Or organise the traditional Xmas raffle
  • Or learn to become an Election Agent - this is a vital role for a functioning democracy and we can provide training to make sure that you can fulfil it - The election Agent has to attend meetings, help us to fill in the paper work correctly and get it handed in on time, attend the election count and monitor it on behalf of the party to ensure that it is carried our fairly.
  • Or deliver our Focus literature across the constituency
  • And don't forget that we need candidates for the Rother council elections next year and the Parish councils

We are looking for 10 or 20 people to join the team to help the Liberal Democrat voice get heard. Please volunteer your time and skills - they will be very much appreciated.

Step 1 is to come to our AGM and let us know what you might be able to offer as support:

This is a great group of people with a commitment to preserving the civil society that seems under threat from all angles. Please come and join in!

7.30pm on Friday the 9th Nov at

The White Rock Hotel

Hastings

Best regards

Stephen

Stephen Milton
Chair - Hastings and Rye Liberal Democrats