Friends of Barclay Park Constitution


©The Group shall be called “Friends of Barclay Park”

1. Objectives

a. To protect and conserve the character of Barclay Park (as detailed in the original gift) for present and future generations.

b. To advise, and where possible to assist, the Broxbourne Borough Council in managing Barclay Park as an enjoyable and safe environment, freely accessible to all ages and regardless of impediment.

c. To provide a two-way communication between the Council and the local  community regarding the management and development of the park, by the creation and distribution of newsletters and press releases, websites, email and all other available forms of media.

d. To encourage any who wish to undertake active conservation work or raise funds for specific projects.

2. Membership

a. Membership of the group shall be open to anyone interested in and supportive of the aims of the group. As a token of membership, members will be asked to pay a nominal annual donation.

3. General Activities

a. The affairs of the Group will be managed by a Board, who are appointed at the Annual General Meeting, consisting of a chairman, a secretary, and a treasurer. They will be supported by honorary officers as the Board shall from time to time decide.

b. General meetings of all members will be called at least twice a year, including an AGM.

c. Additional (extra-ordinary) general meetings (EGMs) may be called. Such a meeting would require a minimum of fourteen days notice given to members and any decision shall be made only with the approval of at least 70% of the members attending.

4. Finances

a. Any money obtained by the Group shall be used only for the Group.

b. Any bank accounts opened for the Group shall be in the name of the Group.

5. Insurance

a. Insurance cover for members involved in the agreed voluntary activities within Barclay Park shall be the responsibility of Broxbourne Borough Council.

b. All members shall ensure the Health & Safety of others in their actions.

6. Changes to the Constitution

a. Changes shall be made only with the approval of at least 70% of the members attending an EGM / AGM.

7. Closure

a. In the event of the group deciding to disband, all assets shall pass to our nominated charity, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

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