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Our Constitution

1. Name

  • The name of the group shall be 'Friends of the Nickey Line'.

2. Aims

  • To conserve and enhance the Nickey Line for the benefit of the local communities and wildlife.
  • To encourage and maintain community interest in the Nickey Line
  • To advise, assist and work with any person or body which shares a common interest in the Nickey Line.

3. Membership

  • Membership shall be open to any person who shares the aims of the group and lives in a household that has paid the registration fee and any agreed annual membership fee.

4. Equal Opportunities

  • The activities of the group shall be conducted in such a manner that no person shall be discriminated against on grounds of age, sexual orientation, disability, race, nor political or religious affiliation.

5. Management

  • The activities of the group shall be administered by a Management Committee comprising not less than 3 and not more than 12 members elected at an Annual General Meeting. (AGM)
  • Except for the first year of the group's existence, any person wishing to stand for election to the Management Committee must have been a registered 'Friend' for a minimum of 3 months prior to the AGM.
  • The Officers of the Committee shall be the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.
  • One third of the Management Committee (rounded down to the nearest number divisible by 3) shall retire at each AGM - but may offer themselves for re-election.
  • The Committee shall meet at agreed intervals - and not less than 3 times a year.
  • A minimum of 3 members shall be present for a Management Committee meeting to be valid.
  • The Committee may co-opt up to 3 persons to serve on the Committee.
  • Voting at Committee meetings shall be by show of hands.  If a vote is tied - the Chairperson shall have a second (casting) vote.

6. Accounts

  • Any funds held by the group shall be in the name of 'Friends of the Nickey Line' and accounted for by the elected Treasurer.
  • Accounts shall be submitted to independent inspection annually - and approved at the AGM.
  • Should the group cease to function - any funds held shall be transferred to an appropriate registered charity.

7. Annual General Meeting  (AGM)

  • The Annual General Meeting shall be held within 28 days of the 18th May each year.
  • The current Chairperson of the Management Committee shall act as Chairperson for the AGM unless, by agreement, another person is invited to take the chair.
  • Attendance at the AGM shall be open to all - but voting rights shall be restricted to registered 'Friends of the Nickey Line'.
  • Voting at the AGM shall be by show of hands and simple majority. Should a vote be tied – the Chairperson shall have a second (casting) vote.
  • A minimum of 14 days notice of an AGM shall be given - and the meeting shall be advertised to the local communities.

8. Extraordinary General Meeting  (EGM)

  • An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may be called by the Management Committee - or by a minimum of 20 registered 'Friends of the Nickey Line' - to discuss an urgent matter.  A minimum of 14 days notice shall be given of such a meeting - together with details of the business to be discussed.

9. Changes to the Constitution

  • The Constitution shall not be altered except at a General Meeting (AGM or EGM) by a simple majority of registered 'Friends of the Nickey Line' present and voting.


18 May 2006

Volunteer Work Parties

Why not join on one our work parties to work on the Line?

Have some good healthy exercise and fun too.

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Do You Have Ideas to Offer?

If you have ideas for improvements to the Nickey Line or to our activities, contact us today

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10 Years of the Friends AGMs August Nature Notes Become a Friend Gallery How to get there Newsletters Nickey Line History Redbourn Crossing Survey Other Sites of Interest Our Constitution Our Vision Statement Website Fun Quiz
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