King's Cross Railway Lands Group (KXRLG): constitution
KXRLG CONSTITUTION as amended by the Annual General Meeting held at South Camden Community School 21/09/1998. Valid until the group becomes a registered charity in late 2004/early 2005.
Kings Cross Railway Lands Group
3. AREA OF BENEFIT
4. AIMS AND OBJECTS
a) To monitor all aspects of development on the Kings Cross Railway Lands on behalf of the people living and working in the area of benefit.
b) To collect and disseminate information pertaining to any development.
c) To promote the views and policies adopted by the group.
d) The group shall seek to represent the views and interest of local people in a fair and balanced way. It shall at all times encourage the widest local participation and representation. All meetings of the group shall be open to the public.
e) The group operates an equal opportunities policy and is opposed to all forms of discrimination.
a) All members of the group must support the aims and objects of the Kings Cross Railway Lands Group.
b) Membership shall be either group or individual membership and shall run from 1st April to 31st March. If a membership fee is paid between 1st January and 31st March, this shall run from 31st March the following year.
Group membership is open to groups within the area of benefit who shall be approved by the committee (subject to a right of appeal against refusal to a General Meeting). Representation will actively be sought from local "umbrella" groups.
Individual membership shall be open to any resident who lives in the area of benefit as shall be approved by the committee (subject to a right of appeal against refusal to a General Meeting).
c) Each group shall nominate a representative and a substitute and these shall be notified to the secretary each year. In the absence of the nominated representative the substitute shall be entitled to the same voting rights.
6. GENERAL MEETINGS
b) The Quorum at a General Meeting shall be representatives of not less than ten groups or one quarter of the group membership.
c) Voting - Each group represented at a General Meeting shall have ten votes exercised by its representative or substitute, and each individual member shall have one vote whether or not she/he is a member of the group membership.
d) Special General Meetings - A Special General Meeting may be called by the Committee or by three group members or by ten individual members requesting such a meeting to the Secretary. At least fourteen days notice of a Special General Meeting shall be given to the membership specifying what is to be discussed. At Special General Meetings only the business for which such a meeting is called shall be discussed.
8. THE COMMITTEE
b) The Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, the Secretary and Treasurer, plus up to six members elected at the AGM, at least two of whom must be individual members. Every effort will be made to achieve an equitable representation from each of the communities within the area of benefit.
c) All day to day decisions and progressing of activities shall be carried out by the Committee as the executive arm of the group.
d) The Committee shall report back to each General Meeting.
e) Action required urgently between Committee Meetings may be taken by the Chairperson in consultation with other officers. Any action so taken shall be reported to the next Committee Meeting.
f) At Committee meetings the Chairperson shall have a second or casting vote in the event of a tied vote.
g) In the absence of a Chair or Vice-Chairperson, the Committee shall be entitled to elect a chairperson for the meeting from among the elected officers and members present.
h) Committee membership shall lapse following non-attendance without giving apologies for three consecutive meetings, and, if applicable, the nominating group shall be informed. The same condition applies to Working and other groups.
j) Management Committee members are elected to aid and support the group. Their role in representing or promoting issues of particular relevance to their own area or (nominating) organisation should not take precedence over the Group's aims and objectives. They are elected as individuals and are, thus, not able to be represented by deputies.
9. SUB-COMMITTEE AND WORKING PARTIES
b) All sub-committees or working parties shall report their proceeding to the committee.
c) The committee shall have the power to disband any sub-committee or working party.
d) No sub-committee or working party shall continue beyond the life of the elected committee by which it is appointed.
10. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
b) Amendments to the Constitution must be passed by a two thirds majority of the votes cast.
11. DISSOLUTION OF THE ORGANISATION
b) In the event of the group being dissolved any funds remaining after the settling of the group's liabilities shall be passed on to a charitable organisation within the area of benefit with similar objectives to the group.
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