AGM 2020

ELC members are warmly invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting, taking place online on Saturday 4th July from 2pm – 3.30pm. This will be the first time that we've held an online AGM and we look forward to welcoming those of you for whom it has not been possible to attend in the past because of travel and other constraints.

We're also looking forward to updating you on our progress during the last year, which has seen a lot of exciting developments, not least the purchase of a new site in Cornwall, the establishment of stewards at our Arlington site and the outstanding success of our 2020 share offer. As usual, we will also be seeking members' approval for a number of motions and electing new Directors to the Board.

Become an ELC director
This year ELC co-founder Alex Lawrie is proposing to step down from the board after many years of committed service to the co-op. He'll be sorely missed and we're very keen to find new directors to join Lynne Davis, Chris Smage, Zoe Wangler, Oli Rodker and Holger Westphely on our brilliant board. Please seriously consider this opportunity to support the organisation in this challenging and dynamic role. If you're interested, please email Oliver on to request the document Being a Director of ELC which contains information about the role. If you're considering nominating yourself and would find it helpful to talk it through with an existing member of the board that can be arranged. If you decide to nominate yourself you'll need to complete the Director Nomination Form and return to us. The deadline for nominations is 5th June.

By the 19th June we will send members:

  • Details of how to access the online AGM
  • The finalised agenda
  • Minutes of the 2019 AGM
  • Financial accounts, including the Independent Examiners’ statement
  • Social Impact Report for 2019/20
  • Biographies of those standing for election to the Board of Directors
  • A list of submitted proposals (if any are submitted)

Submit a proposal
All members can submit proposals to be voted on at a General Meeting, to be accepted it would require a majority of votes at the AGM. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5th June. All proposals received will be circulated by 19th June 2020. Please get in touch if you're interested in submitting one.

We would appreciate you letting us know if you will be attending. Please RSVP by emailing

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We hope to see you online on 4th July!