Open Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting

Join us for our SVI Open Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Friday 23 March 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Venue: West Bromwich Town Hall, off Lodge Road, West Bromwich B70 8DY. The entrance is at the rear of the building.

The afternoon will begin with a short EGM, so that we can formally elect our two new Trustees to our Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) board: Terry Burling and Stephen Keenan. We will also update you on the changes to SVI as we switch over to being a CIO. Hear about what we have already got planned and tell us what you would like to see us doing for you.

The rest of the meeting will be your chance to find out more about the services available for you as visually impaired people in Sandwell.

Speakers include representatives from:

  • Sensory Services – learn about aids and equipment to make independent living easier
  • Welfare Rights – find out about benefits you may be able to claim.

Refreshments and raffle.

Travel costs met if you have a receipt for your journey.

Help us to help you by booking a place. Call us on 0121 525 4810 or email Or you can just turn up on the day.


2.00 – 2.20 Welcome; tea/coffee and expenses

2.20 – 2.30 Opening address welcome to the Town Hall.

2.30 – 2.50 EGM and update on SVI CIO

2.50 – 3.10 SVI activities and your feedback

3.10 – 3.40 Refreshment break

3.40 – 4.00 Guest speaker: Tajinder Singh Sohal, Sensory Services

4.00 – 4.20 Benefits update from Welfare Rights Unit

4.20 – 4.30 Thank you and close

Access to the venue

Please note that entrance to the Town Hall is at the rear of the building off Lodge Road. You will not be able to access the Town Hall building via the front entrance on the High Street. If you are travelling by taxi, please ask the driver to take you to the rear of the Town Hall and enter through the automated doors, where help will be waiting.

We very much hope you will be able to join us – a warm welcome awaits you.

Help us to help you: If your journey is disrupted on the way to the meeting, please advise us by ringing 0121 525 4810.



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