The name of the association shall be:- Brunswick Place Residents Association (BPRA)
The aims of the association are:
(a) To work for the benefit of all who live and work in Brunswick Place.
(b) To work for the maintenance and improvement of the environment and amenities in this area.
(c) To establish a forum for the views of the residents of this area.
(d) To communicate with various local authorities/official bodies/community organizations to express BPRA's views.
(e) To hold meetings that will be open to all residents and to issue reports to all residents.
(f) To uphold equal opportunities and work for good relations amongst all residents of the community.
(g) BPRA shall be non-party in politics and non-sectarian.
Membership of BPRA shall be open to all who live and work in Brunswick Place.
These will be voting members. Persons who wish to join us who live outside the area will be non-voting. A small voluntary contribution of £1.00 is welcomed; this money is for the purpose of covering reasonable working expenses. Persons on Low Incomes or Pension Credit will not be expected to contribute.
4. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Management Committee will be elected from volunteers yearly at the AGM and will consist of:-
* Deputy Chairperson
* Secretary/Minute taker
* Web Master
A minimum of three committee members and two members are needed at any meeting to approve motions etc. All meetings are to be recorded and the minutes of these meetings sent to all BPRA members. E mail is the most efficient way to do this, but for those members of BPRA who do not have this facility, a posted copy will be sent if requested.
Finance (other than Grants) shall be obtained by voluntary contributions at meetings. Money raised for BPRA may not be used for any purpose other than the running cost of BPRA (postage, printing etc.). BPRA shall hold a Bank Account and this account shall be managed by an elected Treasurer. Only the Treasurer and two nominated Committee members of BPRAmay sign cheques from this account. Two of these signatories shall be needed to withdraw money. The Treasurer will be responsible for managing the financial affairs of BPRA and shall keep proper accounts and receipts of the finances.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at a time and place as determined by Committee members. AGMs shall not be less than 9 months or more than 15 months apart. 21 clear days notice in writing must be given to all members of such a meeting. The AGM shall transact the following business:
* a) Election of Committee Members,
* b) Read the Minutes of the previous AGM
* c) Consideration of the years actions by BPRA
* d) Annual Statement of Account
* e) Any other relevant business
7. GENERAL MEETINGS
General meetings (open to all residents) shall be held as deemed necessary (generally 3x's) throughout the year. A motion shall be carried by a majority vote of those members present at the meeting. A minimum of three Committee members and two residents are required for these motions to be accepted.
8. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Amendments to the Constitution will be considered either at AGM's or at General Meetings, but notification of such proposed changes must be circulated to all Association members and voted on by those Association members present at the meeting. A motion shall be carried by the majority of those voting. Once accepted these changes will be put into effect within 14 days.
If a majority decides at an AGM to dissolve BPRA then notice must be given to ALL members in writing within 21 days. Any money left in BPRA's account is to be donated to The Martletts after any Grants have been repaid.