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Update – HCLT OPEN MEETING THURSDAY – 29th November 7PM

HCLT OPEN MEETING TOMORROW THURSDAY 7PM HEREFORD LEFT BANK

Motions for Voting Approval / Documents 

Dear All HCLT Members and Supporters,

I am writing with further information (see below) and a reminder for those who have not yet responded that our Open Meeting takes place tomorrow Thursday 7-9.15pm at the Left Bank (Garden Room), Bridge St, Hereford HR4 9DG. Refreshments and finger buffet from 6.30. If you have not already done so please use this link to let us know if you will be attending https://doodle.com/poll/w3wv6saknii3z28f

The following two motions will be introduced for voting approval by full members of HCLT, following further information and discussion. Please take a look at these and the attachment, and bring any questions arising to the meeting.

RE OBTAINING SITES FOR COMMUNITY-LED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

“We Full Members of HCLT approve the recent actions of the Board in investigating and pursuing the possible purchase of sites at Stretton Sugwas and at Breinton, authorise the Board to continue in like manner with other possible sites, and recognise that for reasons of commercial sensitivity and/or confidentiality it may not be possible for the membership to be fully informed at every stage.”

RE ESTABLISHING HCLT MEMBERSHIP POLICY

“We Full Members of HCLT approve the proposed HCLT Membership Policy v1* as circulated and presented to this meeting, and the related Membership Form*, and instruct the Board to review this policy annually.”   * see below

I also attach for your information the current HCLT Statement of Values & Objectives which is presently being reviewed by the Board, in case you might like to contribute to updating and improving this.

Should you wish to look at the Society’s Rules (sometimes referred to as the constitution, or mem & arts) paper copies will be available to view at the meeting and they can also be accessed anytime at the following link : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xTKO7G7f-jrpw_2PpBKsvbWAwzreRfnL

Finally here once more are the items we plan the meeting to cover:

Ø  VOTE YOUR APPROVAL for action on sites

Ø  UNVEIL the brand-new HCLT website

Ø  FORTHCOMING EVENTS under the Building Momentum project

Ø  FOLLOW-ON FUNDING from Homes England

Ø  WORKING TEAMS Updates

Ø  HCCLH Developing relationship with this and other local organisations

Ø  NOMINATIONS to strengthen HCLT Board

Ø  VOLUNTEERS for specific roles eg. social media / marketing

We hope to see you tomorrow! Please do the Doodle… https://doodle.com/poll/w3wv6saknii3z28f

Best wishes, Nick

Nick Sherwood

Secretary, Hereford CLT

herefordclt@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/HerefordCLT Please visit and like our page!

HCLT – Proposed Membership Policy for adoption at HCLT Meeting 29th November 2018

HCLT Board propose adoption of the following MEMBERSHIP POLICY FOR INDIVIDUALS – a membership Policy for organisations will be developed and added in due course.

HCLT MEMBERSHIP POLICY – INDIVIDUALS

This Membership Policy is in addition to and sits alongside sections 6 and 7 of the Society’s Rules.

HCLT offers “Full Membership” which is based on the individual’s activities in Hereford City and “County Membership” based on their activities in the county but outside the City.

Membership Criteria:

FULL MEMBERSHIP Eligible if at least one of these applies :

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP Eligible only if not qualified for Full Membership and at least one of these applies

Live in Hereford City

Live in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Work in Hereford City paid or unpaid

Work paid / unpaid in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Study in Hereford City

Study in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Active in Hereford City community

Active in Herefordshire community (outside Hereford city)

For governance reasons only Full Membership confers the right to vote in HCLT decision-making processes. However if a County member is elected to the HCLT Board they acquire Full Membership for the duration of their term.

Membership Conditions:

In applying for membership of either type, a prospective member must:

1) Give permission to HCLT & its officers to use the contact details provided on the current Membership Form to send information relevant to HCLT.

2) Pay a one-off fee of £5 which is non-refundable and constitutes the Minimum Shareholding; 3) Meet the criteria laid out in the current HCLT Membership Policy

4) Agree and support HCLT’s values and aims as laid out in the current HCLT Statement of Values & Objectives.

3) Agree to notify HCLT if at any future point they no longer meet the Membership Criteria or any of the Conditions; HCLT may suspend or terminate any membership which does not meet the current Membership Criteria or Conditions.

4) (Applicants aged under 18 only) Acknowledge that for insurance reasons they cannot volunteer for duties on behalf of HCLT until reaching age 18

Application Procedure:

Membership applications can be made either on paper or electronically, using the current HCLT Membership Form.

Payment of the Minimum Shareholding fee must accompany the application and may be made in cash or by cheque or by bank transfer.

The designated Membership Officer will be responsible for collating applications, submitting these to the following Board meeting for approval, and for making safe arrangements regarding the fees received.

Once applications have been considered by the Board, applicants will be contacted by the Membership Officer within 4 weeks with confirmation and, in the case of new members, a joining pack comprising copies of or links to the Society’s Rules and Policies, along with useful information.

The Membership Officer will also ensure that all application forms are securely stored and that relevant data is entered on the Membership Database.

The Membership Officer will be responsible for ensuring that GDPR compliance is observed at every stage, guided by the Society’s Data Policy and subject to oversight by HCLT Board.

EXTRACT FROM HCLT’S SOCIETY RULES

6. MEMBERSHIP

6.1 Membership of the Society is open to any individual over the age of sixteen or organisation interested in promoting the Objects who:

  1. 6.1.1  applies in the form required by the directors;
  2. 6.1.2  subscribes for at least the Minimum Shareholding; and
  3. 6.1.3  is approved by the directors.

6.2 If the Society issues only the Minimum Shareholding to each Member it may also request an annual subscription from such a Member. The annual subscription shall be such reasonable amount sufficient to cover the administration costs of Membership as may be specified by the Board from time to time. If such a subscription is not paid the directors may agree that the Membership of that Member ceases and the Share(s) of that Member are cancelled without reimbursement to the Member.

6.3 A Member which is a body corporate or unincorporate may appoint a representative to act on its behalf and remove such representative by notice to the Society.

7. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
Membership is terminated automatically when a Member ceases to hold any Shares in the Society.

HEREFORD COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (HCLT) – MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

THANK YOU FOR JOINING HCLT! Please complete at least all the underlined categories – others are voluntary – and sign. SEE OVER FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO RETURN THIS FORM & MEMBERSHIP FEE

PLEASE PRINT YOUR DETAILS CLEARLY (or you can complete & return electronically – see over page)

SURNAME :

FIRST NAME(S) :

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS :

EMAIL ADDRESS : MOBILE PHONE :

POSTCODE:

LANDLINE :

HCLT offers EITHER “Full Membership” which is based on activities in Hereford City OR “County Membership” based on activities in the county but outside the City. Complete only that which applies to you:

FULL MEMBERSHIP
You qualify if at least one of these applies :
Delete all which don’t apply

Live in Hereford City

Work in Hereford City paid or unpaid

Study in Hereford City

Active in Hereford City community

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP Only if you don’t qualify for Full Membership
Delete all which don’t apply

Live in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Work paid / unpaid in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Study in Herefordshire (outside Hereford city)

Active in Herefordshire community (outside Hereford city)

PLEASE NOTE: while all membership applications are equally valued, for governance reasons only Full Membership confers the right to vote in HCLT decision-making processes (current Board members excepted).

Please indicate your agreement to each of the declarations below, then sign

1) In full accordance with GDPR I give permission to HCLT & its officers to use the contact details I have provided here to send me information relevant to HCLT. Yes / No (circle/delete)

2) I understand that membership of HCLT is granted on fulfilment of the following conditions: a) payment of a one-off fee of £5 which is non-refundable; b) meeting the criteria laid out in the current HCLT Membership Policy summarised above; c) supporting HCLT’s values and aims as laid out in the current HCLT Statement of Values & Objectives. Yes / No (circle/delete)

3) Should I at any future point no longer meet any of the three conditions above I will notify HCLT. Acting in line with the Membership Policy HCLT may suspend or terminate any membership which does not meet all the current membership conditions.Yes/No circle/delete

4) IF AGED UNDER 18 : I understand that for insurance reasons I cannot volunteer for duties on behalf of HCLT until I reach age 18 N/A / Yes / No (circle/delete)

SIGNED : (for electronic application please see over page) ………………………………………………………………………….

DATE :…………………..

PAYMENT of £5 membership fee by (please see over page) circle/delete: Cash / Cheque / Bank Transfer

AGE circle/delete

16-17

18-30

31-50

51-70

70+

GENDER circle/delete

M

F

Other

Specify :

DIFFABILITY

To facilitate inclusion in group activities please register my ‘different abilities’ as :

ETHNICITY

Please register my ethnicity as :

HCLT Membership Application Form v6.docx

HEREFORD COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (HCLT) – MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO RETURN THIS FORM AND MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT:

A) BY POST (Cheque only) – print out both sides of the form, complete and sign where indicated, then post including a £5 cheque payable to “Hereford CLT Ltd” in envelope addressed “Hereford Community Land Trust c/o Town Hall, St. Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ”

B) BY HAND (Cheque or cash) – print out both sides of the form, complete and sign where indicated, then EITHER place in a sealed envelope addressed “Hereford Community Land Trust c/o Town Hall” with either a £5 cheque payable to “Hereford CLT Ltd” or a £5 note ONLY and hand deliver to the Town Hall OR hand directly to an HCLT officer at an event.

C) BY EMAIL (Bank transfer) – complete p1 on-screen except for your signature, then print, sign, scan and email to herefordclt@gmail.com (p2 is not required). Or, if you have a digital signature just complete on-screen and email. Or, if you have neither scanner nor digital signature, please complete on-screen and email, but type your name instead of signing – we will be in touch in due course. Then pay £5 by bank transfer to Account Name : Hereford Community Land Trust Ltd Bank Sort Code : 16-58-10 (Triodos) Account : 20861036 PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AS REFERENCE.

Whichever method you choose, please ensure all your details on the front page are clearly printed, and that you have signed and indicated how you are paying the membership fee.

MEMBERSHIP CONFIRMATION will be sent to you along with an information pack when your details are entered on our database, either by email or by text or by phone as appropriate. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS PLEASE GET IN TOUCH, APPRECIATING THAT AS A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION STAFFED BY UNPAID VOLUNTEERS AND CANNOT ALWAYS RESPOND SWIFTLY

QUERIES : If you need to enquire further please contact us as follows – Email to : herefordclt@gmail.com

Text to : 07957 348885

Phone to : 01432 830204

INFORMATION :

WEBSITE : www.herefordclt.org.uk

FACEBOOK: please visit and ‘like’ our page at www.facebook.com/HerefordCLT FOR HCLT ADMIN USE :

INFORMATION ON THIS FORM IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND TO BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GDPR DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION

DATE APPLICATION SUBMITTED

RECEIVED BY

MEMBERSHIP FEE PAID (£5)

Cash Cheque Bank transfer

RECEIVED BY

DATE MEMBERSHIP FORM FILED & DATA ENTERED ON DATABASE

FILED / ENTERED BY

HCLT Membership Application Form v6.docx

Hereford Community Land Trust – Open Meeting

OPEN MEETING: UPDATE AND Q&A WITH HCLT BOARD – RSVP

7 – 9.15pm Thursday 29th November

Garden Room, Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford, HR4 9DG

Arrive from 6.30 for finger buffet, refreshments and social gathering

Dear All HCLT Members and Friends,

The last few months since the launch of the Building Momentum project in June have been very busy on all fronts, with significant progress made in several important ways.

We would like to share this with you, answer your questions, outline the continuing work programme, seek your active support and contributions, and request your formal approval for crucial next-steps towards getting community-led housing built in and around Hereford.

So, please would you put Thursday 29th November 7-9pm in your diary and to help us plan please let us know whether you can or can’t attend by clicking on this link: https://doodle.com/poll/w3wv6saknii3z28f

These are some of the key items we intend to cover, and would be glad to have your feedback on this with any suggestions.

Ø  VOTE YOUR APPROVAL for action on two specific sites

Ø  UNVEIL the brand-new HCLT website

Ø  FORTHCOMING EVENTS under the Building Momentum project

Ø  FOLLOW-ON FUNDING from Homes England

Ø  WORKING TEAMS Updates

Ø  HCCLH Developing relationship with this and other local organisations

Ø  NOMINATIONS to strengthen HCLT Board 

Ø  VOLUNTEERS for specific roles eg. social media / marketing

Week of Mental Health events – Mind@40 at St Peter’s Church Hereford

Week of Mental Health events – Mind@40 at St Peter’s Church Hereford

From next Tuesday for a week (20-27 November), St Peter’s Church in High Town Hereford will become the temporary home of Herefordshire Mind.  To celebrate Mind’s 40th anniversary, Expo Mind@40 promises a wide range of activities, exhibits and talks for anyone interested in mental wellbeing.  This Expo follows the success of Art From The Dark Exhibition last year in Hereford Library and Museum.

Talks with guest speakers include Sleep (Thursday 22nd November 1pm); Understanding Self-Harm (Monday 26th November 2pm); the History of Mental Health Support in Herefordshire including Rhys Griffiths from HARC on the History of St Mary’s Burghill (Tuesday 27th November 1pm);  a Creativity and Happiness afternoon (Saturday 24th November 12-4pm) for anyone aged 0-99 years; a Poetry Workshop and Showcase (Wednesday 21st November 12-2pm) in collaboration with Ledbury Poetry Festival; and an overall discussion with leading local organisations about the Future of Mental Health in our county (Friday 23rd November 1.30pm). All these talks are free, but it is helpful if you could get tickets from Hereford Library or through Eventbrite, or from St Peter’s Church during the week. The attached jpgs give more details of each event.  If there is any way of you sharing these with others, that would be great.

Most mornings there are drop-in sessions – Art (Tuesday 20th and 27th November 10.45am-12.45pm and Thursday 22nd November 10am-12), Reading (Thursday 22nd November 11am-1pm) or Active Minds Fitness (Friday 23rd November 10.30-11.15am).

Exhibition displays cover past and present Mind activities, including projects with joint collaborators such as the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, the Music Pool, Herefordshire Council Adult Learning, Herefordshire Library, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Hereford College of Arts, and SHYPP.  It will be open most of the week for visitors to drop in and enjoy.  Tea and coffee will also be available.

Mind hopes that anyone interested in learning something new about mental wellbeing, for themselves, their family or friends, for study or work, for kids and adults, will be very welcome, as well as past staff, volunteers, users to enjoy any of these events, or just to say hello and have a copy of tea.

Full details of the week’s events are on Herefordshire-mind.org.uk, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or by email MindAt40@herefordshire-mind.org.uk.

Silla Elworthy talk at Steiner Academy Hereford

Silla Elworthy talk at Steiner Academy Hereford

Silla Elworthy is speaking in Much Dewchurch, between Hereford and Ross on November 20. This is an open meeting arranged at the Steiner School and all are welcome.

Birch Hall, 1 The Pippins, Much Dewchurch, Hereford HR2 8DL

A quote from her book “The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War”

p.34: Attempts to stop war from the top down often fail because of the mind-sets — fear, aggression, competition, greed — qualities shared by most of those leaders filtered to the top by our current systems. One of the best ways to overcome the force of these attitudes and emotions is by systematically building trust through dialogue.

 

Hereford Millichap Lecture – tonight

We are very sorry that Paul Hutchinson who was to talk to us about ‘Case Studies from Northern Ireland’ on Friday 9th November, is unwell and has had to cancel his visit.

But we are not cancelling the evening, and will have a discussion on ‘Bringing Communities Together’.

We are very pleased that  John Dinnen, at very short notice,  will start things off with talk entitled ‘Curing Irish Apartheid’

 We hope you will still come along and join us. there will be the usual stalls and refreshments from 7 pm.  followed by talk at 7.30 pm.

Friends Meeting House,  21 King St.  Hereford HR4 9BX

Admission Free – Donations welcome

organised by

Millichap Peace Fund

millichap.peacefund@gmail.com

Hereford Quaker Meeting, Registered charity no 1134528

Roots of Resistance – a grassroots network of Quakers

We have been asked to share this Roots of Resistance Outreach request.

Refusal to fight with weapons is not surrender. We are not passive when threatened by the greedy, the cruel, the tyrant, the unjust. We will struggle to remove the causes of impasse and confrontation by every means of nonviolent resistance available.QF&P 24.10

Do you want to stop DSEI (the London arms fair)? Roots of Resistance is a grassroots network of Quakers across the UK who are building a creative, vibrant and radical Quaker response to the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) arms fair.

We’d like to recruit 100 area organisers who can act as a point of contact in their area meetings, and work to bring 10 Friends (hopefully more!) to London in September 2019.

You don’t have to be an experienced activist to take part! Our outreach team are here to support and equip area organisers, and you’ll be part of a wonderful group of organisers in your region and across the country who can share ideas with you and work together.

If you are interested in becoming an area organiser, we’d love to hear from you. Although our short term focus is mobilising resistance to DSEI 2019, this is just a start. We hope that Roots of Resistance can be a framework for Quaker action against injustice and oppression well into the future.

Please use this form to show your interest in becoming your area organiser, and send it to anyone you think would be good at this role!