Sunday, 27 May 2012


EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

OF THE

HARPERS LANE ALLOTMENTS SOCIETY

Sunday July 8th 2.00 p.m.



At the request of the Devolved Management Steering Group, there will be an EGM on the 8th July 2012 at 2.00 p.m. at the Amenities Hut.

There are two motions for discussion:                                            

Discussions with the Council about Self-management (Devolved management) of the site by the Society, have been on-going for nearly two years now. An action plan (covering the period April 2012 to October 2015) was submitted by the Society (at the Council’s request) at the end of January. There has been no response to that action plan. Some services formerly provided by the Council (e.g. provision of skips, management of the waiting list, minor site maintenance works) are already being carried out (and paid for) by the Society (i.e. from members’ funds).

1.     Does the Membership wish the Steering Group to continue its negotiations with the Council with a view to clarifying the Society’s future role and gaining proper funding for it?



2.     Does the membership support the Steering Group’s suggestion that the Society (currently an unincorporated association) becomes a legally constituted Industrial and Provident Society (a co-operative)?

It is expected that advisors from the Co-operative Enterprise Hub will attend the meeting to explain the benefits, costs and implications of such a move.




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