WADRA AGM 2021 Notice

Wednesday 20 October 2021 19:30-21:30
Mapledurham Playing Fields Pavilion
(Video conference available)

Meeting details

This year we will continue to be vigilant concerning Covid-19 and WADRA will be holding the AGM at the Mapledurham Pavilion and simultaneously run a virtual online meeting via Zoom. Please see the instructions and link below for joining the meeting using Zoom. We will open the online meeting 15 minutes before the start time to give members the opportunity to ensure that their systems are working properly. Please note that this meeting is for WADRA members only.

It has become a custom for WADRA to support The Vegan Society in Reading by asking members who attend the AGM in person to bring with them a tin of baked beans. The Vegan society feeds the homeless once a week and is funded by a few individuals.

Mapledurham Pavilion

The Pavilion is now open and we will be holding the meeting there for all who wish to attend. The doors will open at approximately 7pm. We do ask that all attending take Covid precautions: do not attend the meeting if you are feeling unwell, please wear a mask, use the sanitising gel provided, and practice social distancing as much as possible.

Zoom Meeting Instructions

You must register at least 24 hours in advance if you wish to attend via Zoom. Please use the link below to register. Please use a house address to register so we are able to confirm your membership.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Note that you will be able to connect to the online meeting from 19:15 onwards, but proceedings will not commence until 19:30.

How the meeting will be conducted

Please send your questions or comments to be addressed by The Committee during the meeting using the contact form, We ask that any members’ questions are provided no later than 13 October 2021. Questions will be addressed during Any Other Business or under a related topic in the Agenda. If you have questions resulting from the meeting, and there was not an opportunity for the Committee to reply during the meeting, please send them using the contact form. The Committee will send all answers via email to members.


We will be voting on new and returning Committee members during the meeting. Please ensure that when you register for the online meeting you clearly identify yourself with your name and home address, to ensure that your votes are counted. There is one vote per household.

Call for Committee member nominations

If you have an interest in supporting your community by working with other residents to preserve, protect and enhance the character of the area, as well as help to support local charities, run community events and initiatives, please consider running for a position on the WADRA Committee. Nominations for Committee places (total of 10), supported by a proposer and seconder from separate member households other than that of the nominee, must be received by the Secretary or Chair at least 14 days before the AGM (deadline is 6 October 2021). Send nominations via the contact form. Candidates for a Committee position will be posted on the WADRA website 10 days before the meeting.

Full details of Committee elections can be found here under section 4, The Committee.

Call for Members

For information on eligibility and instructions for new members joining please download the constitution and read section 3 for details of membership. You can apply for membership here.

AGM Meeting Agenda (Draft)

  1. A message from the Chair
  2. Minutes of AGM 2020 (in person and digital vote)
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Elections of new committee members or those returning (in person and digital vote)
  5. Planning
  6. Our Environment
  7. North Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum
  8. Events, Community Initiatives, and Fundraising
  9. Mapledurham Playing Fields and Pavilion
  10. Treasurer’s Report
  11. The Heights School
  12. AoB

The AGM 2021 Newsletter will be released on 15 October 2021

Elisa Miles
Chair, Warren and District Residents Association