Membership & The Board
Who can become a member?
Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust is an open membership, non-profit organisation – anyone who lives or works in the Liverpool 8 area can join.
Membership costs £1.00 – which buys you a share in the company. But our organisation is committed to local people and voting is based on ‘one member one vote’ rather than the value of your shares.
How to become a member
If you would like to be a member, or if you would like to become a supporter of the CLT, please click here for more details and an application form.
The Board consists of up to 12 members who have responsibility for running the organisation and its activities. There are three categories of people (listed below) who can become board members, and the board must have equal representation from each of these groups:
Residents: All people over 18 years old, who live in the Granby 4 Streets area and/or are tenants or live on CLT land.
Community Members: Any person over 18 years old who lives or works within in Liverpool 8.
Stakeholders: Organisations that have a stake in our area: e.g. Social investors, Liverpool City Council, developers, housing associations, businesses etc.
Election to the board
The first board were the persons who signed the copy of these rules which accompanied the application to register them.
The Board is allowed a maximum of 12 members, including co-optees.
Only members can be board members – except for co-optees– and co-optees cannot take part in deliberations or vote on the election of Officers of the CLT nor any matter directly affecting members.
Has the authority to run the business of the CLT;
It has the power to delegate any of its powers to committees or employees if it wishes to;
It can order a special general meeting (as can members)
To make sure the Society keeps to its rules and that it carries out its operations in a proper manner according to the values and objectives of the Society.
Define these values and objectives and make sure they are set out in each annual report;
It establishes policies and plans to achieve those objectives;
Shall hold an Annual General Meeting within six calendar months of the close of its financial year;
Approves the annual accounts before they’re published;
The first board shall serve until the first annual general meeting at which all the members of the first board shall retire and a new board shall be elected in accordance with the rules;
Sets up and oversees a system of delegation and control;
Agree policies and makes decisions on all matters that are a financial risk to the Society or which affect important matters of principle;
Satisfy itself that the Society’s affairs are being carried out according to generally accepted standards of performance.