General News

St James’ Community Action Group AGM

Graham Robson March 19, 2014

The St James’ Community Action Group AGM takes place at St Mary’s Church Kemptown on March 26 at 7pm.


Door open at 6.30pm and the meeting is open to all residents and local businesses.

Elections will be held for the following posts, Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Communications Office.

If anyone would like to stand for election to any of these posts can they register their interest by e mail to no later than Noon on Tuesday March 25, stating post they are standing for.

An updated constitution has been posted on the SJCAG website. To read before the meeting, CLICK HERE:

Topics to be discussed on Wednesday include:

• Policing

• Cleaning and greening including graffiti and lighting

• Improvements to Upper Ropck Gardens

• Vision for shared space including measures to tackle pollution.

A spokesperson for SJCAG, said: “At the AGM next Wednesday, the newly elected officers of the SJCAG have proposed amending the constitution to avoid some of the problems that existed before. In the main, we are proposing appointing a steering committee to manage the action group comprising the 5 officers and three heads of the key working groups, namely Policing, Shared Space and Cleaning and Greening.”

“All will be elected at the AGM with a maximum of twelve on the committee. The problem with the previous LAT was that the officers did not attend any meetings and the volunteers on the steering committee had no authority. What we are proposing now is that the steering committee will have power to make decisions on behalf of SJCAG and be appointed by the community at the AGM.”

What: St James’ Community Action Group AGM

Where: St Mary’s Church, 61 St James’s St, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PR

When: Wednesday March 26

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Attendees are invited to take a bottle along.


AGM Wednesday, March 26 2014

St Marys Church

Doors open 18.30hrs

1. Introduction
2. Statement from Simon Kirby
3. Constitution
4. Election of officers
5. Policing update
6. Cleaning & Greening update
7. Shared space update
8. Agree priorities 2014/2015
9. Committee members election
10. Funding panel
11. Business Improvement District-BID update
12. AOB