Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all members and takes place every year to discuss key events and topics involving Sussex Wildlife Trust from the past year. The meeting is also a chance to look forward to the Trust's plans for the coming year.


You are invited to the 59th Annual Members Meeting of the Sussex Wildlife Trust Saturday 13 November 2021 at 10.30 am, Online via Zoom


  • 10:00 Zoom meeting opens
  • 10:30 AGM starts
  • 11:40 Break
  • 11:50 Tor Lawrence, Chief Executive
  • 12:05 Film
  • 12:20 Diamonds and Emeralds: Wildlife Highlights from Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 60th Year – A talk by Michael Blencowe,Head of Community Action for Wildlife and Glenn Norris, Ecologist,Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • 13:10 Presentation of the David Streeter Award for young naturalists
  • 13:30 Event closes

Diamonds and Emeralds

Wildlife Highlights from Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 60th Year

Michael Blencowe,Head of Community Action, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Glenn Norris, Reserves Ecologist, Sussex Wildlife Trust will present our talk this year, along with a few special guests. Michaelwill be familiar to many of our members.He has been working for Sussex Wildlife Trust for ten years and many of you will no doubt have seen him broadcasting from his home on one of the many webinars he has presented over the past year.

Glenn joined Sussex Wildlife Trust in 2019. He has been out and about on our nature reserves conducting breeding bird surveys at Butcherlands, dipping for aquatic invertebrates on the Pevensey Levels,moth trapping at SoutherhamFarmand searching for Silver-studded Blue butterflies at Iping Common.

Join Michael and Glenn as they share their wildlife highlights from 2021.


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There will not be a live broadcast of the meeting other than via the Zoom platform. A recording of the meeting will be available on our website following the AGM.


From 11 October 2021, members may submit written questions about items on the agenda to be addressed at the meeting. Questions should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 1 November 2021. Time permitting, there may be opportunity to take additional questions from the floor on the day.


Trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with our Articles of Association. As a registered charity, our activities are regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.


Where more than one adult member resides in a household, we recommend attending the meeting using separate devices; this will allow each person to vote individually.

Proxy voting will be in place for those members unable to attend the meeting and a proxy form is included herein. Postal proxy forms must be received by the Trust no later than 1pm on 1 November 2021, they should be sent in the post to Woods Mill, Small Dole, Henfield, BN5 9SD.

Articles of Association

Revised Articles of Association that govern SWT’s activities are being put to the AGM for approval and adoption. 

The revision has been driven by the desire to reword the Charitable Objects so that they better reflect current conservation terminology. Additionally, the opportunity has been taken to bring the Articles more closely in line with the model ones currently recommended by the Charity Commission.

An explanation of the more significant changes and copies of the proposed and current Articles of Association of Sussex Wildlife Trust together with a read-across between them, can be found in the documents below or by contacting Sussex Wildlife Trust to request a hard copy by writing to Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill, Henfield, BN5 9SD or [email protected].


The 58th Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 14 November 2020. Minutes of the meeting are available to download here.

The 58th Annual General Meeting of the Sussex Wildlife Trust

Recorded on Saturday 14 November 2020

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Voting results from 58th AGM

AGM vote

We received a total 27 proxy votes

Questions for the AGM