THE CROWLE & THORNE MOORS PEAT RAILWAY SOCIETY
Name : The Crowle & Thorne Moors Peat Railway Society
Objectives : The primary objective is to preserve and promote the heritage of the Peat Railways on Crowle and Thorne Moors, initially involving refurbishment of locomotive No. 40S302 Simplex, and its rolling stock.
The complementary objectives are to :-
a) support the aims of Natural England sustaining interest in peatland
b)promoting the heritage of industrial railways
Officers and Committee : The committee shall consist of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer,
Membership Secretary, Publicist, Fund Raiser, Health & Safety Adviser, and a maximum of 4 members.
Management : Committee meetings may be requested by any member of the committee. Meetings must consist of at least 6 members to form a quorum, and an accurate record kept of the meeting.
Specialist advisers may be co-opted at the discretion of the committee, but have no voting rights.
Chairperson : The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings, but in the event of his absence meetings may be chaired by an officer chosen by those present.
Secretary : The Secretary shall be responsible for :-
a)keeping a record of all meetings
c)all general correspondence
Treasurer : The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping an accurate record of all financial transactions, monies received, and financial affairs within the society.
A report is to be submitted to the membership at the A.G.M.
Membership Secretary : The Membership Secretary shall be responsible for
a)keeping an accurate record of membership
b)collecting annual membership fees
c)the prompt transfer of those fees to the Treasurer
Publicist : The Publicist shall be responsible for all aspects of news and publicity concerning the society.
Fundraiser : The Fundraiser shall have overall responsibility for all aspects of fund raising.
Health & Safety Adviser : The Health & Safety Adviser shall lead on the provision of all H & S advice and assurance of proper practices.
Annual General Meeting : The Annual General Meeting is to be held each year on, or as near as possible to, 1 June.
The management committee shall be elected by a show of hands, or ballot, at the A.G.M.
Officers and committee members shall serve for maximum periods of 3 years and elections shall be on a rotational programme of :-
Year 1 : Secretary, H & S Adviser, Committee Member 1.
Year 2 : Treasurer, Fund Raiser, Membership Secretary, Committee Member 2,
Year 3 : Chairperson, Publicist, Committee Members 3 & 4.
Subscriptions : Annual subscriptions shall be agreed and set at each A.G.M. They are to be paid within 4 weeks of 1 April after which time an unpaid fee shall be considered to be notice of leaving the society.
Members joining after the yearly half point shall be charged the next year’s fee plus half the current fee and the whole of the next.
Commitments : Payment of membership fees implies the willingness of the member to comply with the constitution.
The society reserves the right to refuse membership, or remove membership status, from any individual bring the society into disrepute by word, deed or unsafe prctice.
Review : The constitution shall be reviewed annually at the A.G.M.
As adopted at the inaugural meeting on the 13th May 2013.