2015 Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day - 3rd October 2015

Friday 17th July 2015

Join us on Saturday 3 October 2015 at our 54th Annual General Meeting and Members’ Day and the Grand Opening of Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre. All Members are warmly invited to join us to enjoy our special annual day together.

This year’s event is at our new centre in Hornchurch Country Park, Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6TS and combines with celebrations to mark its official opening.

The Members’ Day will be a chance to say farewell and thank you to retiring CEO, John Hall.

The AGM starts at 10.30am. A celebrity guest will lead the speeches and will officially open the visitor centre. Partners, funder and VIPs will join us at the grand opening, along with many community groups. Stalls and activities, in an adjacent events field, will ensure fun for all the family.

The day combines the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the site as an aerodrome, during World War One. The first Zeppelin was shot down near here and, by World War Two, the site was RAF Hornchurch, from where Spitfires played a crucial role defending London. Thrillingly, there will be a fly-past by an original Spitfire on Members’ Day, to commemorate the occasion. There will be memorabilia on display and guided walks, to reveal what remains of the airfield today, and to show some of the park’s abundant wildlife.

In August, Members will receive a personal invitation to the AGM and Annual Members’ Day, by post. We encourage you to use public transport if you are able; your invitation will give details of public transport options. We will have a dedicated ‘blue badge’ car park but parking is limited and will require a short shuttle ride (provided free-of-charge) to reach the site.
Details and a map will be sent with your invitation, voting details and proxy forms and the Annual Review of 2014, along with your pre-bookable luncheon menu and booking form.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 3 October.

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2014