News from the committee
We are now in the proses of having the Wood gifted to us from the Grosvenor Estates. With thanks to Solicitor Mr John Gibbons from Hibberts of Whitchurch who has agreed to do the conveyance work at no charge saving us some £2,000.
We have at last been granted our Charity Status the Plantation Wood Ellesmere charity number is - 1175383.
02nd March 17
Very good news. We have found a Solicitor who has agreed to carry out the Conveyancing work on the land transfer. The Solicitor is a John Gibbons from Hibberts Solicitor's from Whitchurch.
Progress so far – Following on from the public meeting in December a steering committee was formed. The first meeting of the established committee was held on 24th January, our third meeting will be on 28th February. The committee is a very proactive group of interested local people, and In this short time time the committee have developed, and agreed a constitution containing the Aims & Objectives etc, of the formally named “The Plantation Wood Ellesmere”. We have also agreed to set up and register a charitable trust ready to take on community ownership of the Plantation from the Grosvenor Estate as a community asset for the benefit of the local community.
Next steps - As soon as registration of the charity with the charity commission is complete (the speed of which is dependent on the number of applications the CC receive) we will be proceeding with the asset transfer. At this stage we will be looking for some free legal help, to check the documents from the Grosvenor Estates solicitors.
IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A LOCAL SOLICITOR WHO IS WILLING TO CARRY OUT SOME PRO BONO WORK FOR “THE PLANTATION WOOD ELLESMERE” COMMITTEE. Please contact us through the Website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org