PSPnO Constitution

NAME

The name of the campaign group shall be ‘PSPnO’

AIMS

The aims of the group shall be:
(a) To stop the criminalisation of ordinary citizens on Oxford’s waterways – oppose the use of any PSPO for Oxford’s waterways.
(b) To promote understanding of the boating community amongst the wider community and promote the harmonious use of Oxford’s waterways.
(c) To promote positive alternative ways of resolving perceived problems associated with Oxford’s waterways.

POWERS

To further these aims the committee shall have power to:
(a) Obtain, collect and receive money or funds by way of contributions, donations, grants and any other lawful method towards the aims of the group.
(b) Work with local authorities, voluntary or political organisations and the residents of the Oxford area in a common effort to carry out the aims of the group.
(c) Do any lawful things that will further the aims of the group.

MEMBERSHIP

(a) Membership shall be open to any person signing up to the members register and agreeing to follow the Code of Conduct.
(b) The campaign committee shall have the power to approve or reject applications for membership or to terminate the membership of any member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made.

COMMITTEE AND WORKING GROUPS

(a) The PSPnO is a short term campaign managed by persons who have gathered together to oppose the Oxford Waterways PSPO.
(b) Each committee member shall be a member of at least one working group.
The committee shall form working groups for different areas of interest (including, but not limited to, Media, Legal, Art and Resources, and Events).
(c) Any member of the campaign who has signed up to the Constitution and Code of Conduct may apply to join the committee.
Simply email the campaign to say you would like to join, stating which working group you would like to join.
(d) The campaign committee shall have the power to reject an application to join the committee or to remove a member from the committee provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made.
(e) Each working group shall nominate one person to be responsible for feeding back information on that working group’s actions to the committee.
(f) Campaign spokespeople shall be nominated from within the Media working group only.
No other person may claim to represent or to speak on behalf of the campaign.

GENERAL MEETINGS

(a) Meetings shall be open to any member who has signed the members register and agreed to follow the Code of Conduct.
(b) Decisions at general meetings will be approved by a simple majority of those present and voting.

PROVISION TO MODIFY THIS CONSTITUTION

(a) Proposals to change the Constitution must be given in writing at least 28 days before a general meeting and approved by a two thirds majority of those present and voting.

ACCOUNTS

(a) Any funds of the group including all donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the management committee.
(b) The funds belonging to the group shall be applied only to further the objects.
(c) A current record of all income, funding and expenditure will be kept.

DISSOLUTION

(a) The group may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a two thirds majority of those present and voting at a general meeting.
(b) If confirmed, the committee shall distribute any assets remaining after the payment of all bills to other charitable group(s) or organisation(s) having aims similar to the Group or some other charitable purpose(s) as the Group may decide.

This constitution is approved by all the committee and signed on their behalf by the following members.

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