Attending the members' Annual General Meeting

A National Trust sign in front of Tryfan, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd. Wales.

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), open to all National Trust members, takes place on Saturday 30 October 2021 at the Harrogate Convention Centre in North Yorkshire. If you’re planning to attend, you can read an outline of the agenda below, plus find details on how to get there.

The AGM is a chance for members to have their say, as well as to find out more about what the National Trust has achieved in the last year and our plans for the future. As a result, the event is only open to National Trust members. If you plan to attend, please remember to bring your membership card.


09:00   Doors open at Harrogate Convention Centre

  • Registration
  • Refreshments
  • Displays

10:00   Morning session

  • Welcome and introduction from the Deputy Chair, Orna NiChionna
  • Hear from the Director-General, Hilary McGrady
  • The Council’s annual report and results of the ballot for the election of Council members presented by Paul Roberts, Senior Member of the Council
  • Members’ question time
  • Adoption of the annual report and accounts and appointment of the auditors
  • Members’ resolutions and voting (part 1)

13:00   Lunch

13:40   Afternoon session

  • Welcome back
  • Members’ resolutions and voting (part 2)

14:45   Refreshments

15:05   Regional presentation – Northern lights

15:30   Voting results on the resolutions and Council elections

15:40   Closing remarks

15:45   Close

Please note: timings are approximate and the order of items may change on the day.

Refreshments and lunch

Morning refreshments will be available to purchase at the venue.

Lunch will be available free of charge – special diets will be catered for.

Afternoon refreshments will be available free of charge.

Water coolers will also be available throughout the venue so please remember to bring your reusable drink container.


Blue Badge parking is available in the Convention Centre’s Springfield Car Park with direct lift access to the Convention Centre’s Entrance 1 (Level 4).

Alternatively, the next most accessible car park is Jubilee, which is free for Blue Badge holders.

There are fixed-loop hearing systems at our main reception desk and in the Auditorium.

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users in the Auditorium and accessible toilets are available throughout the venue.

Wheelchair access to the Auditorium is on Level 6 via the lift.

Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring an assistance dog so we can ensure your animal is catered for.

Your invitation to attend the AGM 

Here you can view and download the letter inviting you to the 2021 Annual General Meeting. You'll find more details about the meeting, a Harrogate Convention Centre map, travelling advice, and also how to submit your questions before attending.

Media accreditation

As the AGM is being broadcast live, members of the media can watch it all online. Space in the meeting is limited, so journalists wishing to arrange press accreditation and apply for a pass to attend on the day should contact the National Trust press office at at no later than 12 noon on Friday 18 October.

Please note that press passes will be given to members of the media only. If you are working on a freelance basis, we need to know where your work would be placed and a list of the publications or broadcasters you expect to be working for.

No filming or photography is permitted during the meeting, other than for National Trust purposes.