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Nettlestone & Seaview Parish Council

Community Partnership

Nettlestone & Seaview Community Partnership Constitution

Aim: ‘To assist our local community, businesses and organisations to prosper by engaging them in partnership.’

1. Name and Jurisdiction

a. The group will be known as ‘Nettlestone & Seaview Community Partnership’ hereafter to be referred to as ‘The Partnership’

b. The area covered by the Partnership will be the electoral divisions MM1 & MM2 and The Parish of Nettlestone and Seaview

2. Membership

a. All of the above electoral area are automatic members of the partnership along with the businesses that operate from that area

b. A Working Group will be formed at the AGM from the above as follows:

I. The Ward Councillor

II. 2 Parish Councillors nominated by the council

III. 9 Representatives from the community groups, businesses or other interested individuals in the area

IV. The officers from the above will be elected at the AGM with Secretary and Treasurer serving for 1 year and the Chairman serving for 2 years

V. Any member of the working party may nominate a substitute when not able to attend in order to continue their areas representation

VI. A quorum shall be 6 members of the group

c. Other organisations and individuals with particular areas of need or expertise will be invited to participate with the group as required

d. The AGM will be help in January/February each year

3. Objectives

a. to formulate and deliver an annual community plan agreed at the AGM

b. to undertake projects and events offering support to others with theirs in order to maximise funding for the area and achieve the community plan

c. to involve and support other organisations, bodies and businesses when necessary to achieve the aim and objectives whilst avoiding duplication

d. to work closely with the Isle of Wight Council and Nettlestone & Seaview Parish Council on strategic matters to maximise value for the area

4.Indemnity

a. The NSCP is an unincorporated body whose members are jointly and severally liable for any liability

b. The NSCP is indemnified through its insurance policy Municipal to the value of £5,000,000

Agreed: Chair:

Sec:

Date:

21/01/2009

Our Legal Structure

As defined by Tho IOW Rural Council

UNINCORPORATED ORGANISATION ASSOCIATION

 

An ordinary club, group or association that is not a company or Trust and which may or may not be a charity registered with the Charity commission.

Usually has a set of rules or a constitution as its governing document which does not need legal support to prepare.

Has a Committee to take decisions, manage finance and decide on the direction of the organisation.

If

set up as a charitable organisation as defined by the Charifies Act 2006, it MUST regisfer with fhe Charjty commission if its income goes up to £10,000 per year.

It is usually flexible and uncomplicated and can be wound up easily and quickly. If it is not a registered charity, it has great privacy in that no one needs to know who the members are, how they operate or what their finances are.

Main disadvantage is that members (in some cases all members) are personally liable for the organisation's debts or other claims. Any legal action is taken against the individuals who authorised or incurred the debt/ loss/damage.

Nor can it enter into legal agreements. A contract for a photocopier will be in the name of the individual who signs and not the organisation and that person will be legally liable for any payments required / damage caused.

It is inappropriate for an unincorporated organisation to employ staff, own land or buildings, take on contracts to provide services from local authority or undertake risky financial dealings