Motions for the BMF AGM 2017

BMF AGM 2016 raised hand

Published on 10 October 2017 by Robert Drane

The BMF Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to help decide the Federation’s long-term plans for the year ahead. Join fellow BMF members from 11:00 on October 14 2017 at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, Moffat to discuss everything from riders’ rights to membership.

The meeting will feature progress reports from every member of the BMF Management Team, including the latest news about lobbying initiatives, events, finances and membership. The Chairman will also present an in-depth overview of recent successes and the current state of the Federation.

All full and affiliate BMF members are cordially invited to attend – and you’re welcome to put forward your own points for discussion.

See you there!


11:00, October 14 2017

Buccleuch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moffat, DG10 9ET


The following motions have been put forward for debate in the 2017 BMF AGM

  1. “All AGMs should be held in Region 3, as this is nearest the vast majority of the UK’s population and consequently BMF membership. Failing that, the current system should be maintained.”
       From the 2017 Region 5 Annual Regional Meeting

  2. “Communications with the public should be digital, not analogue”.
       From the 2017 Region 6 Annual Regional Meeting

  3. “Councillors or Regional Representatives may be accepted within a Region so long as they are able to adequately represent the Region by reasonable proximity to the Region’s border, and at the discretion of the Regional Chairman plus the other Region volunteers and members at an Annual Regional Meeting.”
       From the 2017 Region 9 Annual Regional Meeting

  4. “The venue of the AGM should circulate sequentially around the Regions, without the current arrangement of alternate years venue held in the Midlands.”
       From the 2017 Region 9 Annual Regional Meeting

The above motions were received by the Chairman, in accordance with Standing Order 21 of the BMF Constitution and Standing Orders Version 4.05 (dated October 8 2011, agreed at the 2011 BMF AGM).

The 2017 BMF AGM will take place at 11:00 on October 14 at Buccleuch Arms Hotel, High Street, Moffat, DG10 9ET. All full and affiliate members of the BMF are invited to attend.