Annual General Meeting
Friday 21 June 2013 at 8pm at Madginford Hall
Light refreshments will be provided and following the AGM there will be a display of paintings by Richard Odell a local artist who led the Bearsted and District art group until his death in March 2009. Richard was a dearly respected member of the local community. The paintings have been lent by Gerry Harris and part of the appreciation of them will be given by John Stroud who currently leads the art group. We look forward to seeing many of you.
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Aims and objectives of the Society
The aims and objectives shall be:
(a) To encourage civic pride and a sense of responsibility for the future of the Bearsted and Thurnham civil parishes.
(b) To promote schemes for the benefit of either or both of the two civil parishes.
(c) To respond to policies and plans, affecting Bearsted and Thurnham civil parishes, promulgated by the County, Borough or Parish councils, or by central government, or by other organisations, with a view to providing an effective channel for local opinion.
(d) To put before the appropriate authorities the views of the residents on any matters relating to the general well-being of persons residing in either of the two civil parishes.
(e) To oppose inappropriate development and in particular on planning matters, for example, development applications, to consider such matters and to put forward the Society's views including, for example, the appointment of representatives to attend public meetings.
To further these aims and objectives, but not otherwise, the Society, through its Committee shall have the powers to take all such lawful action as may be necessary or expedient.
The Society is non-political and non-sectarian.
(The 2007 AGM voted to agree that in its view fielding candidates in elections was not incompatible with this clause – i.e. not incompatible with the Society's non-political and non-sectarian status as set out in clause 2.)
Copies of the Constitution are available by application to the Secretary as approved 23rd April 1999 and amended 11th Nov 2005, 30th May 2006 and 1st July 2011.