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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.

The name of the organisation shall be the Kings Cross Railway Lands Group.

Permanent address is

Kings Cross Railway Lands Group
5, Caledonian Road
N1 9DX

Those communities in and around the Kings Cross Railway Lands.

The aims and objects of the group are to promote in the fields of planning and development the common interests of residents, employers and employees within the area of benefit and in particular by the following means:

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.

a) General meetings shall be held not less than four times a year and shall include the Annual General Meeting to be held within fifteen months of the previous AGM.

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.

The officers of the group shall be the Chairperson, one Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer, as elected at the Annual General Meeting. Every attempt will be made to ensure an equitable representation of officers between Camden and Islington.

a) A Committee shall be elected at the AGM to advise and support officers and any workers employed by the group.

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.

a) The committee shall be empowered to establish sub-committees and working parties for any specific purpose. Any sub-committee or working party so established shall not be entitled to take any action unless authorised to do so by the committee.

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.

a) Amendments to the Constitution can take place at the AGM or at a Special General Meeting arranged for the purpose. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by the Committee or by three group members or ten individual members. The amendment proposed must be set out clearly in the notice of the meeting which shall be arranged with at least fourteen days notice to the membership.

b) Amendments to the Constitution must be passed by a two thirds majority of the votes cast.

a) Any proposal to dissolve the group shall only take place by following the same procedures outlined in clause 10a and 10b above.

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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