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Annual General Meeting and Members' Day 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017, Wells Town Hall 

We would like to thank you our members for your continued support of the Trust and invite you to the 53rd Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day on Saturday 21st October in Wells. During the morning’s free AGM, you will be able to learn about what the Trust has achieved over the past year thanks to your support, and have an opportunity to meet the Trustees and staff, and put your questions to them. 


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We have six nominations for new members of the Trust’s Council, and you can find more information about each of them, together with the minutes of the 2016 meeting, the agenda for the 2017 AGM and the 2016/17 Report and Accounts can be found below. 

Stay for the whole day and, following a delicious buffet lunch, we will have an afternoon of talks and discussion chaired by the Trust’s Director of Conservation Policy and Strategy, Michele Bowe, on the theme of Conservation in the 21st Century. Our speakers are Charlie Burrell, Chair of Re-wilding Britain, Graham Harvey, Agricultural Editor for Radio 4’s The Archers, and Simon Brenman, Director of Regional Programmes, South West Wildlife Trusts.

We will reflect on how conservation strategy has changed and adapted over 50 years.  Our speakers will discuss approaches to conservation on a landscape-scale in our county, identify how the rewilding concept might fit within our own county’s landscapes, and look at how producing great food can be delivered alongside increasing biodiversity.



Morning - AGM

10:30am Registration

11.00am Annual General Meeting

Chaired by Patricia Stainton, SWT Chair

See papers below:


Minutes from the SWT AGM 2016

Nominations for election to the SWT Board of Trustees

Somerset Wildlife Trust Annual Report and Accounts 2016-2017

Afternoon - Members' Day 

1.00pm Lunch for those staying for the Members’ Day

2.00pm Conservation in the 21st century talk

4.00pm Afternoon tea

*Nominations for election to Council, signed by two members of the Trust and countersigned by the nominee confirming willingness to serve if elected, must reach the Chief Executive at the Trust’s head office by 6 October 2017.


Booking  and Payment Information

Please note this event is only open to Somerset Wildlife Trust Members

The AGM is free to attend for all members, and the Members’ Day is £9.50 including lunch, talks and afternoon tea. Both events are exclusive to Somerset Wildlife Trust members and to book (with no booking fee). 

Please book your tickets through our online shop, by clicking here or call 01823 652400

You will receive your confirmation letter and a map of Wells with parking arrangements for the day in the post at least 4 weeks before the event. Please bring this with you on the day as your proof of booking.

Guide Dogs are welcome

We look forward to welcoming members old and new to 2017's AGM in  October.