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MapRA AGM. Wednesday 25 April 2018 from 7pm, St Gabriel’s Church.  Wish to invite all members and guests to our Annual General Meeting event.

After a short Annual General Meeting (at 7.30pm). We will have break for stalls etc, then Hustings. Opportunity to hear and ask question of candidates for Councillors for Mapesbury Ward.

There will also be stalls representing the activities of groups and organizations which have an impact on life in Mapesbury including:-

  • Improvements to the local area

  • Gardening, Open Gardens Day, Mapesbury Dell

  • Charitable groups and the voluntary sector

  • Planning, Conservation and local history

  • Brent Services

A bar and light refreshments will be available throughout the evening.


Doors open at 7pm: Bar and refreshments available. Members and guests socialise and visit stalls.


7.30 to 755 formal part of AGM

·        Welcome by MapRA chair, Anthony Dunn

·        MapRA Financial Report

·        Elections for chair, secretary, treasurer and committee

·                   Vote on changes to MapRA constitution. (details see below)

·       Questions on MapRA business

7.55 to 8.30 stalls, bar and refreshments.

8:30 to 9.15 Hustings for local Brent election”

9.15 to 9.30 Members and guests are welcome to revisit the stalls and enjoy the bar and refreshments.

All residents, their friends and neighbours are welcome.   

Any resident can join MapRA for only £5 p.a. (£2 concession) at the door or the MapRA membership and communication stall.   Only members may vote at the formal meeting.

Proposed amendments to MapRA constitution.

The committee feels that that the current MapRA constitution is too restrictive in what it could allow MapRA money to be spent on. Accordingly the main change proposed is to para 2.1.3 so that it would now read:

2.1.3 To assist and support charities and voluntary groups operating in the local area or providing services to those living or working there; or working to improve the town centres in the area, i.e. Cricklewood, Kilburn and Willesden Green, in such ways that improve the quality of life of Mapesbury residents.

(added words in red)

An associated change is an added paragraph 7.4 to make it clearer how decisions about disbursement of funds should be made:

7.4 All proposals for disbursements must be approved by the EC except for regular administrative costs. Ordinarily, such decisions will be made at committee meetings by the passing of a simple majority. However, such decisions can be approved between committee meetings subject to electronic circulation/communication to all committee members provided that not more than one member raises an objection to the proposal, at which point the proposal can be deferred to the next committee meeting.  Committee members will have five working days from the circulation/communication of the proposal in which to comment, raise questions or object.

While proposing these changes the opportunity was taken to review other areas and minor changes proposed: viz

  • Defining the role of secretary (para 4.5)
  • Specifying that councillors elected for the Mapesbury ward of Brent are ex-officio committee members (para 5.3)
  • Defining the Committee quorum as at least one third of committee members. (para 5.8)
  • Defining roles of sub-committees (para 5.9) 

The current and proposed constitution can be seen on the MapRA website: and will be available at the AGM.