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Upper Bucklebury Memorial Hall Constitution
The Hall is held in trust by the Parish Council for the parishioners of Bucklebury but is managed by The Committee.
What does this mean
- It means that the Parish Council hold the deeds of the Hall. The Hall cannot be sold or morgaged unless the Parish Council are satisfied that the procedures outlined in the constitution have been followed.
This is a very good safeguard for the beneficial owners (ie the parishioners who benefit from the hall.)
- Management of The Hall is entrusted to The Committee of Bucklebury Memorial Hall registed charity.
It is this committee who are resposible for running the Hall, banking the income, paying the bills etc.
The committee consists of the members elected by the parishioners at the AGM plus representatives of the Schedule 2 Users(ie the main user groups)
Members of the committee are Charity Trustees. Charity law requires the trustees to act solely in the interests of the charity's objectives and they must be careful not to act in the interests of themselves.
- The committee make an annual return to the Charity Commissioners showing what has happened during the year
We, The Committee run the Hall for the benefit of the parishioners of Bucklebury and surrounding parishes.
We are very fortunate that we have, for many years, had the support of Bucklebury Parish Council who have allocated a sum from their income (ie the taxes we all pay to West Berks Council) towards improvements and major maintenance projects.
The bulk of the Hall income comes from those who use the Hall and it is this income that pays for the regular maintenance of the Hall.
The constitution is made up of the original conveyance plus the ammendment "The Scheme" approved by the Charity Commissioners