CPHVA Annual General Meeting 2017

This year we will be holding a motion based AGM on the day before our professional conference starts. This is early notice so that branches can begin their planning as you will be asked to send voting delegates. More information will be in the Community Practitioner Journal.

There are forms for submission of motions which should be completed and sent by Branch Secretaries by the deadline of 25 August 2017. There is no limit to the number of motions your branch can submit or second but they must relate to the professional work of the Association, its members or its members clients. The form is available here to download:-

AGM voting delegate form

Motions for debate form

Motions may be up to 50 words in length and should clearly outline what action is required by the Association. A supporting statement of up to 100 words may also be submitted with the motion outlining the rationale behind the motion.

Motions must be proposed by one branch or workplace and seconded by a different branch or workplace. Branches proposing a motion must send a delegate to the AGM who will speak to (make a statement in support of) the motion. Seconding branches may also speak to the motion.

Centres may also propose motions of urgency for consideration at the AGM but these must be submitted to the approvals committee prior to the AGM

All branches are required to nominate a delegate to the AGM. Delegates can be any CPHVA member provided that they have been elected at a branch meeting

CPHVA will pay for travel, subsistence and one night’s accommodation for your branch delegate to attend the AGM. Branches may send other members to attend the AGM. These members will be entitled to speak but may not vote.

There is an opportunity for you to apply for a supported place to attend your Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to all members - you do not have to be a Local Accredited Representative to apply. This event will be held at the Cardiff Motorpoint  Arena,  Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2EQ,  on Monday 16 October from 1.30pm Registration is at 12 noon and light buffet will be served at 12:30pm.

The meeting will give you the chance to express your views and influence the agenda for the Professional Executive team for 2017. There will also be the opportunity to vote on issues affecting the membership.  The Executive will also feed back to you on the work that has taken place over the last year and issues that they feel are important for the Association for the coming year.
Whilst attendance is open to everyone in membership, the supported places are limited to 10 per region, so early application is recommended. The supported place will include transport costs to and from the venue, as per union rule, and a maximum of £50 towards an overnight stay where this is necessary. This does NOT include entrance to the Annual Professional conference. If you wish to attend conference we advise you to contact your branch for support or contact your regional office to establish a local branch facility.

Applications should be made ONLY via your professional regional representative (see names below), using this form by midnight on 21 September 2017. Please share this with your colleagues and encourage applications from across all the disciplines.

Scotland                Annette Holliday     
North West            Susan Hempsgill 
North East             Claire Elwell 
East Midlands        Asha Day         
West Midlands       Neil Barham
Wales                    Michelle Moseley                
South West            Sarah Reddington-Bowes           
South East            Tracey Young           
Northern Ireland    Louise Hales    
London                   Elaine Baptiste/Sujata Mahendran