Although the Association is for businesses and organisations in the area, we will be working closely with resident associations too. Our aim is to have a bigger say in how the area looks and is managed as well as voicing our opinions on issues concerning us directly . A bigger voice is a stronger voice!
If you would like your voice and opinions to be heard, please register your interest via the link below.
BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER
Have your say in your local area
Make changes to how things look
Get more visibility to your business and more facilities
Welcome more people to your area/stand together
CONSTITUTION OF THE EUSTON & SOMERS TOWN ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS
The name of the Association shall be the Euston & Somers Town Association of Businesses and Organisations.
2.1. Area of Interest
The Association is established in the neighbourhood area bounded by Eversholt Street (East), Crowndale Road (South), Midland Road (East) and Euston Road (North).
We may wish to comment on any license or planning applications or community safety matters in the surrounding geographic area that we feel may have impact on our quality of carrying out our work, architectural heritage and the built environment and community safety.
2.2.1 To furthering the social economic and environmental well-being of the companies and individuals who work or carry out a business, within the neighbourhood area of Somers Town.
2.2.2 To encourage public interest in the Somers Town area, promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of buildings or features of historic or public interest in the area.
2.2.3 To advance matters relating to environmental and social welfare.
2.2.4 To address statutory legislation relating to planning, licensing, transport and crime related issues in the area.
2.2.5 To promote the carrying on of trades, professions or other businesses and cultural activities in the area.
In furtherance of these purposes the Association may:
2.2.6 Undertake research into social, economic or environmental matters within the area and disseminate the results thereof.
2.2.7 Promote or assist in promoting activities of a charitable nature throughout the area, or those that we feel will be of benefit to the area.
2.2.8 Make surveys and prepare maps and plans in relation to any place, erection or building of public utility or historic interest within the area
2.2.9 Have power to do all lawful things as are necessary for the achievement of the objects.
2.2.10 Maintain a web site
2.2.11 Work in partnership with neighbouring groups. Organisations, police and local authorities.
Membership of the Association shall be open to:
Individuals trading and working in the Somers Town neighbourhood area, as described in article 2.1.
Individuals trading and working in the Somers Town neighbourhood area who wish to be non active but members only of the Association.
Any individual living or has an interest within the neighbourhood area and is approved by the Executive Committee.
3.1 Voting Rights
Active Members - voting rights
Standard Members - voting rights
Associated Members - no voting right
3.2 Termination of Membership
The Association shall have the right to terminate the membership of an individual should that individual prove detrimental to the Association.
Termination of a membership can only take place after the individual has been given written notice and has had the opportunity to respond. Termination shall be at the request of a meeting by a simple majority.
Membership shall be free for the first 12 months of the Association’s existence thereafter, £65 pa for a business and £40 pa for an organisation. The annual subscription shall be such sum as the Committee shall from time to time decide.
The subscriptions shall be payable yearly, as from 1st April. Members joining on or after 1st January will be valid members of the Association until 31st March of the following year.
All accounts to be presented at the AGM of the Association to be held end of March each year.
An Annual General Meeting will be held within 15 months of the previous Annual General Meeting to receive the Executive Committee’s report and accounts and to elect officers and members of the Executive Committee. Fourteen days’ notice shall be given of an AGM meeting.
At the Annual General Meeting all candidates standing as an officer and/or an Executive Committee member of the Association should be asked by the Chair to speak at the meeting.
The Executive Committee shall decide when ordinary general meetings of the Association will take place and will give at least fourteen days’ notice of such meetings.
An extraordinary meeting must be held within thirty days of receipt of a written request signed by members representing not less than 10 per cent of existing members of the Association whose subscriptions (if any) are fully paid up.
Each member of the Association shall have one vote at any General Meeting of the Association. Members of the Association will only be entitled to vote if they have been a member of the Association for a period of not less than 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
The questions arising at any such meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of those present and entitled to vote thereat. In the case of an equality of votes, the Chairman of the Meeting will have a second or casting vote.
Minute books shall be kept by the Association, the Executive Committee and all other Committees and the appropriate secretary shall enter therein a record of all the proceedings and resolutions.
4.3 Officers and Nominations
Nominations for the election of officers, Executive and Committee members shall be made at or before the Annual General Meeting. Each such nomination must be supported by a member and the consent of the proposed nominee must first have been obtained.
If nominations exceed the number of vacancies, a ballot shall take place in such a manner as may be determined. Members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. On-going Committee members may be re- elected. Only active members over the age of eighteen shall be eligible for election as Executive Committee members.
The Annual General Meeting shall elect: Chair, General Secretary and Treasurer and two other Executive Committee members, all of whom shall relinquish their Executive posts every year and shall be eligible for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.
If an Executive Committee member does not attend three consecutive Executive meetings of the Association without good reason, that member may be invited to resign as an Executive Committee member.
4.4 Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, General Secretary, Treasurer (officers) and four other persons appointed by the AGM.
In the case of an equality of votes the Chair of the meeting shall have a casting vote.
The Executive Committee shall, having decided when the Annual General Meeting will be held, give at least fourteen days’ notice to all of its members and will publicise this date locally (Newsletter, e-mail, website).
A minimum of two thirds of Committee members are required to form a quorum at a Committee meeting.
The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill casual vacancies occurring among the Officers and Executive Committee members of the Association until the next General Meeting at which the vacancies shall be filled.
The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint such Sub-Committees as it may from time to time decide and may determine such Sub-Committees’ power and terms of reference and request reports from such Sub-Committees on the execution of their delegated duties.
6. Expenses of Administration and Application of Funds
The Executive Committee shall, out of the funds of the Association, pay all proper expenses of administration and management of the Association. After the payment of the administration and management expenses and the setting aside to reserve of such sums as may be deemed expedient, the remaining funds of the Association shall be applied by the Executive Committee in furtherance of the purposes of the Association and for no other purposes.
All monies at any time belonging to the Association and not required for immediate application for its purposes shall be invested by the Executive Committee as it may think fit.
The Constitution may be amended by a majority of full members present at the AGM or an Extraordinary Meeting of the Association, provided fourteen days’ written notice of the proposed amendment has been given to all members of the Association.
9. Equal Opportunities
The Association is positively committed to equal opportunities and against discrimination of any kind. No persons, be they service users, staff, Officers, Executive or sub-committee members, consultants or contractors, and bodies or persons represented by the Association or under investigation by the Association, shall receive less favourable treatment on grounds of race, colour, nationality, age, religion, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability, or are to be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. This applies to all the objects and aims of the Association and at all levels of communication between individuals and organisations within the Association.
EUSTON & SOMERS TOWN ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CERTIFY THAT THIS CONSTITUTION WAS MADE AND APPROVED BY THE MEMBERS
Ms Miss E Deneuve (Secretary) Cheezelo - 46 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JB
Mrs Bodrun Rikta (Treasurer)
Mr Van Nguyen (Committee Member)
Mr Abdul H Tarofdar (Committee Member)
Mr Oktay Duran (Committee Member)
Mr Mohammed Miah – Chairman – SN Estates - 47 Chalton street, London, NW1 1HY - 07979 442178