The 2007 Annual General Meeting will be held in Newcastle on Wednesday 17th October at 5pm. This will be a significant meeting as proposals will be made regarding the legal status of the Forum and the future position of the Chair.
After 20 years as an association of members, the growth of the organisation has led the Executive Committee to consider a more secure structure for the future. Having taken advice, a proposal will be prepared for circulation to all Members and for the agreement of the AGM.
In view of the pressures felt by the local authority officers who give their time to support and guide the Forum, it was also considered time to explore alternative models for the Chair- on whom the majority of the pressure falls. Members will be asked for their views on some alternatives which will be proposed.