To all Friends of Stansfeld
At the Friends meeting on 13 July we discussed a draft constitution for our group. The constitution was agreed in principle, but there was some discussion about our ‘objects clause’ which was expressed as follows:
- To advance the education of children and young people by providing, or by raising awareness so that others provide, a woodland educational facility such as a Forest School within the Stansfeld site.
- For the benefit of the public, to conserve, protect and improve the natural environment of the current woodland area within the Stansfeld site by means of raising awareness, seeking partners, or by fundraising to procure and/or manage the site.
The main area of benefit for both the above objects is for people living or studying, in particular but not exclusively, in Oxford East.
Several helpful comments were made concerning adult education, enjoyment of the woodland, and the outdoor nature of a forest school.
We have attempted to weave these suggestions into the objects but we became concerned that the clause was becoming cumbersome and might delay our charity commission application. We therefore propose no change to the constitution text, but we will reflect the points made in our website and in other text.
The draft constitution is attached below.
We will submit the draft constitution to the charity commission in seven days’ time provided there are no substantive objections from any Friends.
Chair, Friends of Stansfeld
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draft constitution 090715 part 2 of 3
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There will be a table top sale on Saturday 25th January in Headington Quarry Village Hall to raise funds for the hall. Doors open at 10am and there will be lots of great bargains to be had and raffle prizes to be done. Tea, coffee and home-made cakes will also be on sale. Entrance is only 20p per person and sellers can buy a table for £5. To book a table please call Diana on (01865) 604610.
We hope to see you there.
Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm
Village Hall, Quarry Road
- Receive the Annual Report
- Receive the Accounts
- Election of Officers
- A transport strategy for Quarry.
- Any Other Business.
Please come and share your views on local issues.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Barn dance, details as follows:
- Date: Saturday 19th October
- Time: 7.30 – 11 pm
- Venue: Gladstone Road Community Centre
- Ticket prices: Adults £10, Under 16s £7
- Admission and a light supper is included and a cash bar will be provided.
For tickets and any queries please call Jenifer on 762416 or ask any Committee member.
Please note that numbers are restricted and tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis. They will not be available on the door.
Barry Carter, who has lived in the Quarry for many years, will be leading a group through Quarry talking about Continuity and Change on July 13th. The walk will start at Quarry School Place at 2pm and will finish with tea at The White House. A place on the walk can be booked by phoning Jenifer Carpenter on 762416. The number of places is limited so early booking is advisable.
There will be a meeting to discuss Quarry’s special features on Thursday 16th May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Quarry Road. We will be joined at the meeting by Robert Lloyd-Sweet, Conservation Officer for Oxford City Council, who will talk about the special features, how they’re currently protected and what it means to live in a conservation area. This will be followed by an opportunity to discuss whether what else can be done to protect the area and whether residents would accept further restrictions on making changes to their properties. The meeting will be followed by a wine reception which we do hope you’ll be able to stay for.
Renowned organist Stephen Farr will perform an organ recital at Holy Trinity Church on November 22nd. The performance will start at 7pm and tickets will be available on the door for £10 (£5 concessions).