Changes to our constitution
Greener Kirkcaldy is constituted as a Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered charity. We are regulated by Companies House and the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), and our governing body is made up of the Directors who have a legal responsibility for the company and ensuring it carries out its activities properly. Our governing documents (constitution) are called the “Memorandum and Articles of Association”.
The Directors of Greener Kirkcaldy have recently reviewed our Memorandum and Articles of Association and are proposing some changes to it. The main change is to our “objects”, that is, to the statement of our charitable purpose. Our work has evolved since we started out in 2009, and we are proposing an updated statement of our objects which we think better reflects what we do and why we do it. The other changes are mostly to clarify, simplify or fix a couple of inconsistencies in the original constitution. We’ve taken advice on these changes from the Development Trust Association Scotland and from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. The changes require the approval of members at a General Meeting. If the membership approves the changes, they must then also be approved by OSCR.
The changes we are proposing to make are set out in this summary and in the proposed new version of our Memorandum and Articles of Association. We’ll discuss these at our Annual Gathering and Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27 February 2016, and Greener Kirkcaldy members will vote on whether to adopt the changes. If you would like to discuss any of these proposals before the General Meeting, please feel free to get in touch with our Development Manager, Suzy Goodsir on 07931 515405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|