Ecology Building Society AGM and Members' Meet-up 2017

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Join us to have your say at our AGM and Members' Meet-up on 29 April 2017 at The Station, Bristol.

The day is open to all Ecology members and is your opportunity to influence our work, meet other members and our Directors and hear an exciting line-up of speakers on topical housing and ethical finance issues.

Schedule and speakers

9.15 Registration and refreshments

9.30 Building societies for beginners

Optional session giving an introduction to the building society model and the workings of an AGM

10.15 Annual General Meeting including Ask the Directors

12.15 Lunch (vegetarian, complimentary)

13.15 How can we move community-led housing into the mainstream?

Ecology provides lending for community-led housing. Hear about plans to scale-up the community-led housing sector and move it into the mainstream to respond to the housing crisis

Anna Kear – Executive Director, UK Cohousing Network

13.45 Radical interventions to make Bristol an earth friendly city

Discover how other democratic finance initiatives such as the Bristol Pound and community food centres are radical interventions to make Bristol an earth friendly city

Chris Sunderland - Executive Director, Real Economy (Bristol) Limited and a founder and former Chair of the Bristol Pound CIC

14.30 Refreshment break

15.00 Sustainable lending in practice

Hear from an Ecology borrower who is building a greener future at home, at work and in his community.

Andy Simmonds - retrofit borrower and CEO, Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB)

15.45 Your Society

What are Ecology’s plans for the next ten years? How can Ecology grow in a sustainable, mission-driven way? Chance to meet and grill your Directors.

16.15 Closing comments

Paul Ellis - Chief Executive, Ecology Building Society

16.30 Close

How to get to The Station

By Train from Temple Meads Railway Station

  • 20 minutes walk or 7 minutes cycle to The Station along Victoria Street
  • 10 minutes by bus (1, 2 or 50 to Union Street)
  • 5 minutes by river ferry and 6 min walk – Follow path from railway station side entrance through the Yurts to the ferry landing. Take a river ferry to Castle Park landing (first ferry departs Temple Meads at 10 am)
  • Taxis at the station entrance

By Bike

  • Cycle stands are available in the courtyard at The Station

By Car

There is no parking available at The Station. Nearest public car parks are at Nelson Street NCP (3 minutes walk) and at The Galleries shopping centre (5 minutes walk), which cost around £20 per day.

  • From the North: At the end of the M32 stay right onto Bond St (A4044). At roundabout take 1st exit onto The Haymarket. Take 2nd left onto Bridewell Street, left onto Nelson Street then first right onto Fairfax Street and then turn right into The Galleries car park.
  • From the West: A4 Portway towards Bristol City Centre. At roundabout take 3rd exit. Road name changes to A38 / St Augustines Parade. Take 4th exit at roundabout. Left onto Bridewell Street, then left onto Nelson Street. Right onto Fairfax Street and then right into The Galleries car park.


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