NW Report April-May 2016
Attended the Board Meeting minutes available at www.mag-uk.org.
Attended the MAG NC meetings before and after the MAG Annual Conference in Barnsley as well as the AGC in-between, minutes of all will be available at www.mag-uk.org
Very successful for the MAG stand at this event, memberships up and sold loads of stuff. Weather was fantastic and great turnout.
Good local rally that I took the MAG stand to. A few memberships and products sold. Lots of interest at this event about the Harlow issue as it was breaking news. Everyone wanting to know what MAG was going to do about it ..? Hopefully we have done enough so far to warrant our existence!
Busy getting ready for the Blackpool MAG Rally. Over the last few years it has clashed with an NCC weekend event held about 8 miles away. This has caused some bad feeling between the two organisations. This year the NCC event will be just a one-nighter and I have met & discussed the situation with the event organisers. We have agreed that on the Saturday night of the Blackpool MAG Rally, members of the NCC are welcome to our rally for a drink and look round and on the Saturday we are arranging a ride out to their event for a look around their bike show, all FOC at both events.
Red Rose MAG have changed locations and are planning a fund raiser for later on this year. They are also getting some merchandise made up to sell and will hopefully boost the group funds when sold.
Salford MAG:- Blayz has been in touch with Councillor Paul Dennett (Labour) who was voted in as Salford City Mayor at the Mayoral Elections. Paul has stated he would arrange through his office for a meeting to further discuss Bus lane issues. Following on from a letter received in response to a complaint Blayz raised with TfGM about no Councillors agreeing to a meeting to discuss allowing Bikes in Bus lanes, he has sent the reply to John Leech who is the only opposition Councillor sitting on the Manchester Council, for his considered opinion & reply. If no response is received then a blockade of Manchester City Centre may be in the offing.
Bob Towler, MAG member & Taliesin Brotherhood member, experienced the same brick wall with Warrington council in that they have no policy for powered two wheeled riders, and apparently see no need to adopt one.
All other groups are functional but no news to report.
See you at the weekend
Tony Cox, NW Regional Rep.