Federation AGM Friday March 6

Conference and AGM 2015 – 6th March 2012 at 1.30 – 4.00 pm at Newton Rigg, Penrith.
Can hill landscapes do without hill farmers?

All members are cordially invited to attend our Conference and AGM.

1.30 pm    Annual General Meeting,
•    Apologies
•    Minutes of the 2014 AGM 7th March 2104
•    Chairman’s Report
•    Treasurer’s Report
•    Appointment of Independent Examiner of accounts
•    Notice of committee members for 2015. The officers will be elected at the first committee meeting after the AGM
•    Any other business

After the formal procedures we will be asking: World Heritage – what is this about?  And what effect will it have on commoners and our way of life?

The Lake District National Park believes that the Lake District will qualify for World Heritage status. One of the key reasons, in their words, is the “continuity of traditional farming and local industry in a spectacular mountain landscape.”  This puts our type of farming right at the heart of their Wold Heritage Inscription. So, if the Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site, how do we use it to promote and protect hill farming and commoning?

Come and learn more about this.

Invitation for new committee members
It is time for our annual call for nominations to fill vacancies on the committee and thus ensure that the Federation continues to be robust and effective. If you are interested, please get in touch and we’ll send you a nomination form. Alternatively, if you know a member who is suitable, please encourage them to apply. If you want to find out more before committing yourself, ring Joe Relph, our Chairman. We are particularly looking for a representative for the Crosby Ravensworth, Orton and Ravenstonedale area.   
For catering purposes please let us know if you are planning to attend. Please contact Viv by phone, text, e-mail or post.