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Notice and Agenda of Annual General Meeting To be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 at 10.00am at Winstanley High School & Community College, Kingsway North, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 3BD.

  1. The Annual General Meeting programme has been revised to make it more attractive to the Society membership and encourage a better attendance from it. To this end there will be no verbal reports from those required to present them, instead all officers required to give a report have been asked to present a written report and these will be published as part of the insert to be published in CactusWorld so that they are available to all members prior to the A.G.M. and members are encouraged to question any points of these reports preferably in person at the meeting, or if unable to attend, in writing. Written questions should be sent by email to the Society Secretary prior to the meeting (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or if this is not possible, by post to his home address (49 Chestnut Glen, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4HL). A full report of these proceedings will then be published in CactusWorld for the information of all members.
  2. In accordance with rule 15, attendance of this meeting is open to all members and all are urged to attend if possible This is your Society and your chance to make your views known on how it is run. It would assist the Secretary to keep accurate attendance records and Leicester Branch with the catering if anyone intending to attend could inform the Secretary either by post or email.
  3. Delegates are reminded that those attendees specified in the Society rules (Rule 10) to be eligible to claim travel expenses should, wherever possible provide a VAT receipt, if travelling by car, so that the Society can reclaim the VAT content.

The programme of events of the meeting will be as follows:-

10am to 11am Arrival and plant and book sales plus free coffee and biscuits.

11am to 12.30pm Lecture by Mme. Diane Ortolani (Deputy Director of Jardin Exotique de Monaco since 2013) talking on 'The History and Development of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco'.

12.30pm to 1.30pm Break for lunch and plant and book sales.

1.30pm to 3pm A.G.M.

3pm to 3.30pm Break for coffee and plant and book sales.

3.30pm to 5pm Lecture by Paul Rees (Tropical Nursery Supervisor at Kew) talking on 'My trip to South Africa'.

5pm End of A.G.M. event.

A.G.M. Agenda:-

  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Minutes of the previous A.G.M. Matters arising from the minutes.
  3. Any questions on the Chairman's written report.
  4. Any questions on the Vice-Chairman's written report.
  5. Any questions on the Treasurer's written report.
  6. To receive the accounts and to elect Auditors. Nominee: Messrs Caldwell and Braham
  7. Any questions on the Membership Secretary's written report.
  8. Any questions on the written reports of Ancillary Officers (taken in order of appearance in the insert to be published in CactusWorld).
  9. To elect a President. Nominee: Dr C. Walker.
  10. Presidential Address.
  11. To approve the election of Hon. Chairman, Vice–Chairman, and Secretary - see insert to be published in CactusWorld for Nominees.
  12. To elect annual Trustees to the Board of Trustees - see insert to be published in CactusWorld for Nominees.
  13. To elect 3 members to the Shows Committee - see insert to be published in CactusWorld for Nominees.
  14. To elect a Minutes Secretary. Nominee: Mr Alan Hill.
  15. Any Other Business.