Special General Meeting

Tuesday 30 April 2024 - 12:30 to 13:30
Zoom

Notice of Meeting

Open to members of the Urban Design Group 

1. to elect the Honorary Officers and Executive 

2. to propose and approve a draft constitution for the UDG as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation for submission to the Charity Commission.  Comments on the constitution can be added on this on-line form

3. to elect Trustees, Honorary Officers, and Executive Committee members of the new Chartiable Incorporated Organisation to take their positions when the new organisation is established. 

 

Election Application Form

Please complete the online form if you wish to stand for election as a Trustee, Honorary Officer or Executive Committee Member.   

 

The Proposed Constitution for the UDG as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

The UDG is proposing to become a charitable incorporated organisation.  A draft constitution has been prepared using the Charity Commission model Constitution of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with voting members other than its charity trustees (association model constitution) with edits shown in a blue font. 

The charitable objects and structure of the Urban Design Group will remain unchanged

  • the Urban Design Group Executive Committee will continue to be responsible for the day to day activities of the group
  • the Urban Design Editorial Board will continue to be responsible for the production of Urban Design Journal
  • the Trustees will continue to be responsible for overall strategy, budgets and oversight

The main changes between the current constitution and the new are:

  • Trustees will be elected by the membership of the Urban Design Group
  • the elected Honorary officers will also be trustees
  • the Urban Design Editorial Board will nominate one trustee to provide a permanent contact between the Trustees and the Editorial Board.
  • the Trustees may nominate a non-member trustee (such as someone who might be able to provide special advice, such as legal, or financial)
  • the Trustees will be between 7 and 8 in number. 

Download the draft constitution 

Please add any suggestions or comments on this online form