Annual General Meeting 2021

The 79th Annual General Meeting will be held in the Assembly Rooms, North Bailey, on Wednesday 27 October 2021, starting at 7.00 pm.

It is also planned to make the meeting available online. To request a link to join the meeting online please email

At the start of the meeting the Trust’s Architectural Award (2019) will be presented to Kate Barton, Theatre Manager of the Assembly Rooms

  1. Welcome and apologies for absence.
  2. Minutes of the 78th Annual General Meeting (Wednesday 30th September 2020).
  3. Matters arising from the Minutes.
  4. Report of the Trustees and the Presentation of Accounts of the Trust for the period ended 7th April 2021: to be presented by the Honorary Treasurer, Malcolm Reed.
  5. Amendments to subscription Rates (see resolution below).
  6. Appointment of Trustees.
  7. Appointment of the honorary officers of the Trust.Honorary Secretary’s report.
  8. Chairman’s remarks.
  9. Any other business which may be brought forward by members. It would be helpful if notice of this could be given to the Chair in advance.

After the formal agenda Dr Douglas Pocock will present an illustrated talk:
A City in trust: Eight decades of caring for Durham

Any member wishing to stand for election as a trustee or officer please email as soon as conveniently possible and not less than 2 days before the AGM itself.

Subscription Rates Resolutions for 2021 AGM.
This meeting resolves that:
A Effective from 1 January 2022, the present Ordinary and Concession rates of annual membership subscriptions to the City of Durham Trust will be replaced by a uniform rate of £10 for individual members or of £12 for two members residing at the same address. Each joint member shall have full attendance and voting rights, but only one set of Trust communications will be sent to their joint address.
B For new members, annual membership shall commence on the date on which their application is accepted, and renewal will fall due on the equivalent date in the next calendar year. In the case of new members joining during 2021, their first renewal date will be extended pro rata to reflect the difference between the subscription rate applicable when they joined and the rate applying from 1 January 2022.
C For existing members who joined before 1 January 2021, the renewal date for annual subscriptions will continue to be 1 January each year. Where existing members do not wish to alter any standing order for subscription payments, any overpayment will be treated as a donation to the Trust and acknowledged as such for their tax records.
D Life membership subscription rates shall remain unchanged at £200.

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