NW Report February-March 2011
11th February Board meeting-MAG Central
I attended the Board meeting at Mag Central .Minutes available at http://www.mag-uk.org.
12th February NC Meeting-MAG Central
I attended the NC meeting at MAG
Central. Minutes of meeting will be available on MAG
January RideSafe BackSafe Poachers Inn,
I attended this re-arranged meeting. I have been asked to sign a partnership agreement on behalf of MAG which was circulated to the NC, with no major issues being raised.
Funding still seems to be the main issue at the moment. Out of the four main funding partners of Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester & Cumbria, only Greater Manchester have said that they will have money available this financial year, with the other partners still fighting to obtain the cash from there respective budgets.
Steve Edwards of “KillSpills” announced via the forum that KillSpills is no more as he cannot continue with the initiative due to personal circumstances, but he will continue to be active within the RSBS group.
matters discussed included the IAM rider assessment days,
the first two of these are fully booked. Planning a charity ride-out from
Blackpool FC in aid of the Lancashire Air Ambulance, MAG may be helping with
the road marshalling. Leaflets are being planned to be distributed via driving
schools and test centres raising the awareness of PTW vulnerability. Dealer
engagement strategy is going well in
February, 2nd & 16th March
. These local
meetings are now concentrating on Rally issues. It is planned to appeal for
Other news from around the region
Manchester MAG is still able to meet at the Station Pub until they can find an alternative venue as the pub is no longer open for business.
The Red Rose MAG web-site is having a few teething problems and I have volunteered to help out when I get chance. I am still busy getting information onto the NW web-site (including this report) and would appreciate any feedback?
have heard reports that a certain MC would like to set up a “Coalition” in
See you all at the weekend,
NW Regional Rep.