Meeting Notes 13 Nov 2009
Notes from the meeting held at 18.30 on Friday 13th November, in the Wilfred Noyce Centre.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the formation of a Community Interest Company (CIC) as the implementation vehicle for the Godalming Healthcheck.
Attended by: - Louise Goodfellow (Chair,) Diane O Keafe, Helen Stoney, Bernard Jones, Margaret Jones, Brian Albery, Jane Thomson, Giles Pattison, Terry Broomfield, Chris Meeks, Steve Cosser, Gerri McManus, Hammy Sparks, Steven Haines, Ledi Lochner, Anthony Garcia, Alec McCalden.
Points for discussion: -
- The form and membership of the CIC
- The draft memorandum and articles of association
Copies of the Draft Articles of Association for the Community Interest Company were circulated at the meeting.
It was agreed in principle that: -
Next steps: -
- The CIC should be limited by guarantee. This was recognised as consistent with the previously expressed wishes of the Healthcheck Steering Group and favoured by Godalming Town Council.
- The membership should be open to any resident or organisation within the Godalming area (this area being as defined in the Healthcheck report.)
- The broadest possible membership is achieved, including representation from the three tiers of local government and local organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce.
- The board of the company shall comprise 12 directors appointed as follows : 2 directors appointed by Godalming Town Council and one each appointed by Waverley Borough Council and Surrey County Council.
- The local authority representatives should not form a majority on the board, having no more than 5 members.
- Some local organisations such as Go Godalming and the Chamber of Commerce should have a nominated representative.
- The criteria for membership of the board should be in line with eligibility to stand as a councillor on the Town Council, the requirement being that the candidate must live or be employed within 3 miles of the Godalming parish boundary. They may also qualify if they represent an organisation which has its main activities based in the Godalming area.
- There should be a membership subscription of £5 for individuals and £20 for organisations and businesses. A membership form should be drawn up assuming a modest level of subscription, paid annually.
- Communication with members and the wider public should be in form of a regular newsletter and a website.
- The notes from this meeting to be posted on the onetown.org.uk website.
It was agreed that Louise Goodfellow should progress the final drafting of the Articles of Association and the next meeting to be arranged when this has been completed.
End of meeting.