Our Constitution (replaced with standard LCC constitution in 2017)

Islington Cyclists’ Action Group Constitution

Islington Cyclists’ Action Group is a local group of the London Cycling Campaign.
London Cycling Campaign Ltd is a company limited by guarantee
Registered in England and Wales number 1766411
Registered address: 2 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ

Islington Cyclists’ Action Group Constitution
1. The name of the group shall be “Islington Cyclists’ Action Group” (or any other such name as may be decided at the AGM). This document is the governing document of Islington Cyclists’ Action Group (ICAG).

2. ICAG exists to:
• encourage more people to cycle
• improve conditions for cyclists
• raise the profile of cycling

3. ICAG achieves these objectives by, for instance:
• liasing with Islington Council, Transport for London and other authorities
• forming working relationships with other borough community groups, schools and organisations
• running schemes to directly help more people to cycle and to aid existing cyclists
• educating the public about cycle safety and wider road safety issues
• organising rides and social events
• regularly sending out press releases informing the media of ICAG’s activities
• recruiting members for the London Cycling Campaign

4. ICAG is an independent branch of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). It inherits the objects and powers of that body from the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the LCC. In particular, ICAG may engage in raising funds, and holding funds in designated accounts, to further the above aims. Such funds may only be spent in agreement with the Co-ordinator and Treasurer of ICAG, subject to the financial rules agreed by the management committee of the LCC. Any cheques must be signed by at least two of the designated ICAG signatories.

5. Membership of ICAG is open to any person resident, working, or studying in, or visiting, the London Borough of Islington who shares the aims of ICAG, and who
should normally be a member of the LCC.

6. ICAG shall be governed by a management committee of not less than three and not more than ten members. Committee members must be LCC members.

7. The management committee shall comprise the following:
• Co-ordinator (Chair)
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• A maximum of four other members elected at the AGM
• A maximum of three other members co-opted between AGMs
No member will receive any salary, emoluments or stipends, with the exception of the reimbursement of legally incurred expenses.

8. Members of the management committee shall be elected for one year at the AGM by those ICAG members attending that meeting. The AGM will be held once a year.

Candidates will be nominated by another member and seconded by at least one other member. If more than one person is proposed, a show of hands will decide. In the event that all seven elected positions on the management committee are not filled at the AGM, the committee may co-opt additional members subject to the agreement of an ordinary ICAG meeting. The committee may also co-opt up to three additional members between AGMs subject to the agreement of an ordinary ICAG meeting.

9. ICAG and its management committee shall meet not less than once a quarter. All members are encouraged to take part in decisions. All members may attend all meetings and vote on decisions and at elections. Three members will form a quorum for such meetings.

10. The London Cycling Campaign may dissolve ICAG if no AGM has been held for a period of twenty-four months or for other good and just cause. On dissolution any assets will be absorbed into the funds of the London Cycling Campaign.

11. This constitution may be only amended at an AGM by a majority of those ICAG members present. Members shall be informed of the holding of the AGM and of any proposed constitutional amendments, at least 14 days in advance, via the ICAG newsletter and email list.

12. An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may be held if at least 10 ICAG members request this in writing. The requirements to give notice to members shall be the same as for an AGM.

Agreed unanimously and adopted at the ICAG meeting on 12 January 2005.
John Ackers, Chris Ashby, Andrew Cornwell, Alison Dines, Keith Macfarlane, Paul Standeven, Adrian Williams.