Constitution

Constitution

of

The Friends of Carpenters Wood

The Name

The name of the group is The Friends of Carpenters Wood.

Location

Carpenters Wood comprises three woodland areas known as Hillas Wood, Whitelands Wood and Carpenters Wood. It is a 22.8 hectare mixed woodland situated within the Parish of Chorleywood in Hertfordshire and is within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site is owned by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) and is a designated Wildlife Site.

Objectives

To enhance and improve Carpenters Wood, and to conserve it for future generations.

To involve local people in the enjoyment and maintenance of the Woodland.

To promote public awareness of the Woodland by means of publicity, volunteer groups, local events, and liaison with interested organisations.

To assist, advise and support TRDC in drawing up management plans for the Woodland.

To apply for grants from relevant organisations to fund the above.

Membership

Membership shall be open to anyone interested in taking an active part in the work and aims of the group.

The affairs of the group will be controlled by a Committee elected on an annual basis from and by the members of the group.

The group will meet at least twice a year to discuss its activities, and all members will be entitled to attend.

The group will work in partnership with appropriate officers of TRDC and Countryside Management Services (CMS).

The group will operate an equal opportunities policy.

Finance

Any funds shall be held by an elected Treasurer, submitted for independent inspection and approved at the AGM.

All funds shall be paid into an account in the name of The Friends of Carpenters Wood.

Any cheques drawn on the account, or financial obligations entered into, will need the signature of the Treasurer and one other Committee Member.

The Treasurer will keep a record of all transactions and will present an Annual Report.

If the group ceases to exist, any monies in the account shall go to a registered charity.

Insurance

The group shall have Personal Accident Insurance for its volunteers, and Public Liability Insurance. All members of the group shall, through their actions, ensure the health and safety of others.

Alterations to the Constitution

Alterations to the Constitution shall only be made with the consent of a majority of the members of the group.

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