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GCC Constitution

Posted by Glazebury CC Committee on 07/11/2013 00:17






Glazebury Cricket Club is a non- profit making environmental body whose objectives are:


The provision and development of cricket for its members.

The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public amenity in the vacinity of a landfill site, where it is for the protection of the environment.

Membership of the club shall be open to anyone interested in sport on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according to available facilities is allowable on a non-discriminatory basis.

The club will adopt and display a copy of the ECB Child Welfare Policy and adhere to its guidelines.

Glazebury Cricket Club shall not distribute profits and shall apply all its income to the furtherance of the objectives above. No surpluses or assets will be distributed to members or third parties.

The activities of Glazebury Cricket club shall not be for the benefit of landfill site operators who may contribute to Glazebury Cricket Club and claim under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Nor shall it be for the benefit of contributing third parties, as defined in the landfill tax regulations.

Glazebury Cricket Club shall not carry out, promote or pay for work required to be completed under any notice issued under the Control of Pollution Act 1974, the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Water Resources Act 1991, or required by any planning permission, statutory consent or by agreement under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Glazebury Cricket Club shall maintain audited accounts and keep full records that shall identify all its income and expenditure, and shall separately identify in these accounts the receipt and application of all contributions received under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.

Glazebury Cricket Club shall only promote work that has previously been registered by ENTRUST.

The activities of Glazebury Cricket Club shall be managed by an Executive Committee, which will be elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

The Executive Committee will notify ENRON of any changes to the committee including the names, addresses, occupations, and employers of any new members.                                                                         

The executive committee will have the power to suspend, exclude, and expel club members.

The quorum for executive meetings will be five.

All voting members will receive thirty days notice of the Annual General Meeting stating the time, date and venue of the meeting and the order of business.

All fully paid up senior club members present at the AGM shall be entitled to one vote. A simple majority shall resolve decisions put to the vote. In the event of equal votes the Chairman shall hold a casting vote. The quorum for Annual General Meetings will be 50% of voting members.

Any changes to the constitution shall require a two-thirds majority of those present and eligible to vote at a General Meeting. A proposal to change the constitution must be submitted in writing to the Secretary who will circulate the proposal to all members and allow seven days for submissions of any amendments before calling a meeting. All proposals for changes to the constitution must be signed by two members eligible to vote at a General Meeting.

An extraordinary General meeting of the club may be convened at any time by the committee and shall be convened within twenty-one days of the request, in writing to the Secretary.

In the event of dissolution of the club, a final statement of account will be prepared and audited. If the account reveal a deficiency, every senior member of the club at the date of winding up and those who ceased to be a member within the preceding year shall contribute equally to clear the debt. This will include any ongoing obligation to pay rent to the landlord for the ground under the terms of the club’s lease signed by the trustees. If a surplus is revealed, after all debts are cleared, it will be donated to an agreed registered charity, preferably one connected with cricket.

Adopted at a special meeting of the club on Thursday the 21st of April 2005.