Worsley Civic Trust and Amenity Society 
                 CONSTITUTION 
                         Founded on 29th November 1963 Registered Charity No 248324 Entrust Registration No 048216 
1. The name of the Society shall be "The Worsley Civic Trust and Amenity Society". 
2. OBJECTS 
The objects of the Society shall be to promote and encourage the following objects by charitable means but not otherwise 
(a) To encourage high standards of architecture and design in town planning in the Worsley, Boothstown, Little Hulton and Walkden district of the City of Salford 
(b) To stimulate public interest in the care for the beauty, history and character of the area and its surroundings 
(c) To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historical interest 
(d) To encourage consideration on the environmental management of the use and re-use of land as a scarce resource 
(e) To pursue these objects by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publication, other forms of instruction and publicity and promotion of schemes of a charitable nature. 
3. AREA COVERED BY THE SOCIETY 
The Society is concerned with the area from Little Hulton through Walkden to Wardley; and from Hazelhurst through Worsley Village to Boothstown. 
4. MEMBERSHIP 
This shall be open to all who are interested in the aims of the Society. Membership shall lapse if the subscription is unpaid six months after it is due. at the A.G.M of the Society in or around March each year. 
5. SUBSCRIPTIONS 
The minimum subscription shall be as voted at the A.G.M. March 2000: 
	
	Household Membership (two) 	               £12
	Individual Members                                              £7 
6. MEETINGS 
An Annual General Meeting shall be held on or about the 31st March, following the end of the financial year on the previous 31 st December to receive the Executive Committees report and audited Accounts and to elect Officers and Members of the Committee. 
The Committee shall decide when Ordinary Meetings of the Society shall be held and shall give at least ten days notice of such Meetings to all members. 
Special General Meetings of the Society shall be held at the request of the Executive Committee or not less than 25% of the Members. Twelve members personally present shall constitute a quorum for a Meeting of the Society. 
7. OFFICERS 
Nominations for the election of Officers shall be made at or before the Annual General Meeting. Such nominations shall be in writing or on a form supplied for the purpose and supported by a Seconder the consent of the proposed nominee having first been obtained. If nominations exceed the number of vacancies then a ballot shall take place. 
The election of Officers shall: be completed prior to the. election of further Committee members. The Officers shall consist of: President; Chairman; Vice-Chairman; Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer, all of whom relinquish their office every year and shall be legible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting of the Society for periods to be decided at the meeting. 



8. COMMITTEE 	_ 
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers and not more than fifteen further members. The Committee shall have power to fill any vacancy and also to co-opt further members (who shall attend in an advisory and non-voting capacity). The period of service on the Committee shall be three years, one third of the Committee retire by rotation each year and shall be legible for reelection. 
Nominations for election to the Executive Committee shall be made at or before the Annual General Meeting. They must be made in writing or on a form supplied for the purpose and seconded by a member, the consent of the proposed nominee having been first obtained. If the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot shall take place. 
The Executive Committee shall be responsible for running the affairs of Society and may take decisions on its behalf. A quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee shall consist of five members. 
9. APPEALS 
The Executive Committee shall have power to make appeals solicit donations and canvass monies for carrying out the objects of the Society. 
10. EXPENSES OF ADMINISTRATION 
The Executive Committee shall out of the monies received by the Society pay all proper expenses of administration and management of the Society and· shall use the residue of such monies as it thinks fit for or' toward the residue of such monies as it thinks fit for or toward the objects of the Society. The Society should have a bank account with two signatures by any of the three Officers namely: Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer. 
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11. INVESTMENT 
All monies at any time belonging to the Society and not required for immediate application for its objects shall be invested by the Executive Committee in such investments, securities or property as it may think fit. Monies which represent property which, is subject to the jurisdiction of the Charity Commissioners or of the Minister' of Education shall only be - invested in such securities as may for the time being be prescribed by law. 
12. BORROWING 
The Executive Committee may borrow for the purposes of pursuing the objects of the Society such monies at such rate of interest and in such manner as it may think fit. 
13. AMENDMENTS 
The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting, provided that ten days' notice of the proposed amendment has been sent out to all members, and provided that nothing herein contained shall authorise any amendment permitting the expenditure of funds of the Society on any object which is not a charitable object of law. 
14. WINDING UP 
In the event of the winding up of the Society, the available funds shall be transferred to such one or more charitable bodies having objects similar to those herein before declared as may be chosen by the Executive Committee and approved by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. 
Redrafted: May 2014.                                                                     Approved by Committee: May 2014                                                    Approved by Annual General Meeting 2014 
Changes made are indicated in BOLD TYPE. 


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