CONSTITUTION OF THE ST PETER’S RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
The Association shall be called the St Peter’s Residents' Association.
The aim of the Association is to represent the interests of residents in or about the St Peters, Blackfriars and Northgate areas of Canterbury in matters affecting their environment and welfare. A list of roads that we represent is appended.
All residents in the above areas are eligible for membership of the Association. All adult members of a household are individually eligible to vote. The Association is non-political, non denominational and non-profit making.
OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
The business of the Association shall be conducted by the Officers, comprising a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and a Treasurer, assisted by a committee of not more than six members. Members, including those co-opted, shall each have one vote. Any committee member must have a telephone and Officers must have an email connection. Members must agree to have their names, addresses and position held made public.
PROCEDURE AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
Twenty members shall constitute a quorum.
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGS
A special general meeting of the Association may be convened by the committee when it deems such a meeting to be necessary or at the instance of twenty members presenting a duly signed petition to the Secretary, Chairman or Vice-Chairman. The date and hour of such a meeting shall be fixed by the Chairman, Vice-chairman or Secretary and shall be held within twenty eight days of the committee’s decision or the presentation of the petition. At least seven days clear notice in writing of a special general meeting shall be given to every member of the Association. Such notice shall state the business to be transacted. Twenty members shall constitute a quorum. All resolutions shall be decided by the majority vote of all members present on a show of hands and in the event of a tie the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
a) Payment for all routine and administration expenses of the Association which do not exceed £100 per item may be authorised by two of the Officers.
This constitution can only be changed at a special or annual general meeting with a two thirds majority of those members present.
WINDING UP THE ASSOCIATION
The Association may be wound up at any time by resolution of a special general meeting after due notice of the proposed resolution has been delivered to all. If there is no quorum then the meeting shall be reconvened as another special general meeting. In this event the vote will be decided by a simple majority with the chairman having a casting vote in the event of a tie. In the event of a resolution to wind up the Association being carried, all assets of the Association shall be distributed among local charitable bodies or other community groups with similar aims to that of the Association, all as agreed at the meeting.
ST PETER’S RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - ROADS REPRESENTED
30 May 2016
updated re co-opted members