RNLI Annual General Meeting 2017

We are re-holding the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at the Sea Survival Centre in Poole.

The RNLI College in Poole

Photo: RNLI/Harrison Bates

The RNLI College in Poole, where you can find our Sea Survival Centre

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 13 September in our Sea Survival Centre, Poole. For an explanation of why we are re-holding the AGM, please read the letter we sent to governors (PDF 52KB).

Official notifications were reissued to all governors on Monday 7 August 2017, with details on how to book places.

If you’re a governor and you haven’t received your notification, please contact the Events Team – we can give you all the information you need and take your booking if you wish to join us. Just call us on 0300 300 995 (UK), 01 895 1850 (Ireland) or +44 1202 663234 (overseas), or email events@rnli.org.uk.

Space is tight at our venue, and we want to make sure we can accommodate all our governors who wish to attend and vote.  So please let us know if you are wanting to attend.  Please note only governors are able to vote.

You can download the revised notice of the RNLI AGM (PDF 228KB) and the RNLI Annual Report and Accounts 2016 (PDF 3MB).

You can also download the Additional Information booklet (PDF 682KB) which includes the minutes of the last meeting and details of council members proposing to be elected and re-elected.

You will note that since the original notice was given, the Special Resolution being proposed has been revised. To reduce printing and postage costs, the details of this change have been highlighted in the notification to governors. A full copy of the revised bye-laws can be found here (PDF 206KB).

For those of you that were unable to attend the meeting in Glasgow, you can watch Chief Executive Paul Boissier give the Charity Report online, as it will not be repeated at the September meeting. 

How can I get to the RNLI College?


The nearest train station is Poole. Exit the station onto Holes Bay Road from the station (platform 2) or via the subway. Cross the dual carriageway, turn left and walk onto West Quay Road. RNLI College is just a short walk down West Quay Road, on the right. South West Trains run a half-hourly train service to Poole from London Waterloo.



RNLI College is located on West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

We regret that there is no onsite parking. The nearest large pay and display car park is Hill Street multi-storey, BH15 1NR. It’s a short walk from the RNLI College. Alternatively, parking can be found at Chapel Lane car park, BH15 1NZ, or The Dolphin Shopping Centre multi-storey, BH15 1TA. Learn more at Poole parking information.


RNLI College is 0.7 miles away from Poole Bus Station. The walk between the RNLI and Poole Bus Station goes through Poole town centre and takes about 15 minutes. For bus times and routes see Yellow Buses or morebus.


National Express offers a regular service to most major towns and cities, plus a Flightlink service to and from Heathrow Airport and central London, with connections to Gatwick Airport.


Bournemouth International Airport is around 9.5 miles from Poole and Southampton Airport Parkway is a 45-minute train journey direct to Poole rail station.