Stop-The-Shaft Group Inaugural Meeting
Are you interested in joining the local pressure group?
The group has been working in an informal way since November 2010. However those closely involved feel that it would be best to formalise the group under a constitution and with officers.
The Putney & Barnes Stop-The-Shaft Campaign Group (the Group) shall campaign to stop Thames Water constructing the Main Shaft and otherwise using the green space of Barn Elms playing fields for the purposes of the Thames Tunnel scheme.
Any person who supports the aim of the Group shall be eligible for membership. A membership list shall be maintained by the Secretary. When decisions are taken by vote all members present at a meeting shall be eligible to vote. The quorum for a vote shall be the officers plus 5 members.
There shall be no subscription.
Funds shall be collected from the members and public as necessary and expedient. Funds shall be received from other bodies who share our interests as available.
Funds shall be disbursed only by agreement of the committee and only for the direct purposes of pursuing our aims.
Any funds remaining when the Group decides to wind itself up shall be passed to the Putney Society and the Barnes Community Society
The members shall elect members to fill the following posts:
Publications and Distributions officer
Celebrities Liaison officer
Horne Way representative
Kenilworth Court representative
A deputy may also be elected for each post
The committee may appoint up to three co-opted members
These officers shall have to following duties:
The Chair shall chair meetings and will have a casting vote in addition to his own vote when a vote is equal for and against. The Chair shall represent the Group at public meetings and to other bodies.
The Secretary shall
The Treasurer shall
The Campaign Secretary shall
The Press officer shall
The Campaign Co-ordinator shall
The Events Co-ordinator shall
The Celebrities Officer shall
The Technical officer shall
The Horne Way and Kenilworth Court representatives shall bring the views of their respective areas to the Group
Meetings of the committee shall be held as decided from time to time. All members shall be notified of committee meetings and shall have the right to attend and speak when asked to by the Chair. The quorum for committee meetings shall be 10 members including non committee members.
An inaugural, and bi-annual general meetings shall be held to which all members shall be invited at four weeks notice. Elections shall take place at general meetings. The quorum for general meetings shall be 50% of the total membership.
Nominations shall be submitted to the secretary with a signature of the nominee stating that he/she is willing to stand and supporting signatures by two members. Such nominations must be with the Secretary 24 hours before the meeting at which elections are held. The Secretary shall prepare a list of nominees for distribution at the meeting before the elections take place.
If there is more than one nomination for a particular post an election shall be held using written slips and privacy of voting. Tellers shall be elected by show of hands, who shall report the results of elections to the meeting.March 7, 2011