Our Aims & Objectives
The STOP Campaign group has
been formed to organise a protest against Tesco's plans to build
a huge retail and residential development along the bank of the
River Kelvin, near Beith Street in Partick, Glasgow, including a
24-hour Tesco superstore, 580 car parking spaces and a one-way
system around Partick Cross.
1. Increased traffic, parking and access problems
2. Threat to locally-owned shops and family-owned businesses.
3. Contrary to the City Plan and policy guidance
4. Inappropriate design, scale and materials
You can still submit an
objection to planning applications No. 06/01972/DC
Here it is again : Objection Letter - Download here Print it off, add your name and address, and send to the council to make it clear you object along with everyone else.
Stop Tesco Owning Partick – Constitution
A – Name: The name of the Society shall be the “Stop Tesco Owning Partick”.
B – Objects: The objects of the Society shall be to campaign against Tesco Town Planning Applications for Partick and encourage the following by charitable means, but not otherwise:
a) to stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history, wildlife, character and environment of River Kelvin and its surroundings of Partick;
b) to seek, by lawful and democratic means, to protect the green space of Partick, for its environmental, social, educational and health benefits;
c) to encourage the preservation of features of general public amenity or historic interest, and;
d) to promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting Partick, in particular, a low rise, sustainable, mixed use urban environment;
e) to promote local retail diversity and small, independent businesses.
C – Powers: To further the above objects, the Society may:
a) employ and pay any person or persons to supervise, organise and carry on the work of the Society;
b) make reasonable provision for the payment of pensions and superannuation to or on behalf of employees and their widows and other dependents;
c) engage and pay fees to professional and technical advisors/consultants to assist in the work of the Society;
d) bring together in conference and work in liaison with representatives of voluntary organisations, government departments, local and other statutory authorities and individuals
e) take out membership of such organisations as are considered to be in the interests of and compatible with the objects of the Society;
f) promote and carry out or assist in promoting and carrying our research, surveys and investigations and, where considered appropriate, publish the results;
g) arrange and provide for or join in arranging and providing for the holding of events, exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and training courses;
h) collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the objects and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects, whether in this country or overseas;
i) cause to be prepared and printed or otherwise reproduced and circulated, free of charge or payment, such papers, books, periodicals, pamphlets or other documents or films or recorded tapes (whether audio or visual or both) as shall further the objects;
j) purchase, take on lease or exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and any rights and alter any buildings considered appropriate for the work of the Society;
k) make regulations for the management of any property which may be so acquired;
l) sell, let, grant securities over, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or assets of the Society;
m) raise money for the objects and accept gifts on such terms and on such security as shall be deemed to be appropriate;
n) raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons by way of subscription or otherwise;
o) invest the funds of the Association not immediately required for the objects in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) as may at the time be imposed or required by law and;
p) do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects.
D - Membership: Membership shall be open to all who support the objects of the Society on payment of such subscription as may be determined from time to time at a general meeting.
E – Meetings:
a) The Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held in January each year.
The business to be conducted shall include consideration of the chairman's annual report, the treasurer's annual accounts and the election of office bearers and committee members. Additional items for consideration may be raised by any member giving not less than one week's written notice to the secretary or at the chairman's discretion at the meeting itself.
b) An extraordianry general meeting shall be summoned at the request of any twenty members in writing.
c) Notice of all general meetings shall be sent with the agenda by the secretary to all members not less than three weeks before the date of the meeting. d) A quorum at general meetings shall be ten members.
F - Management
a) The Society shall be managed by the committee, comprising chairman, secretary, treasurer and up to ten ordinary members. The committee may elect a vice-chairman from their number and may co-opt up to two members until the next annual general meeting.
b) The chairman, secretary and treasurer shall be elected annually. Ordinary members shall be elected for three years. All may be re-elected.
c) A quorum at committee meetings shall be three elected members.
d) The Society's year shall be from 1 April to 31 March.
G – Finance
a) The funds of the Society shall be managed by the committee, which will open a bank account in the name of stop Tesco Owning Partick.
b) The treasurer shall keep proper accounts. S/He will arrange annually to have them examined or audited as agreed by the committee.
c) The title of all property, heritable and moveable, which may be acquired by or on behalf of the Society shall be vested in the names of the chairman, secretary and treasurer for the time being ex-officio.
d) Membership or application will not entitle any person, society or group to any share in the income or assets of the Society, and the income of the socity shall be expended only on the Objects set out in the Article B of this constitution.
H - Amendment to Constitution
a) This Constitution may be amended at an annual general meeting or at an extraordinary general meeting specifically called for that purpose, with the support of two thirds of the members present and voting, provided one month's notice has been given to the secretary of the proposed amendment. The notice of such meeting shall state the terms of the proposed amendment to the Constitution. The quorum for such a meeting will be 20 per cent of the membership. No alteration shall be made which would have the effect of causing the Society to cease to be recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity.
b) If the Society is wound up any funds remaining after liabilities have been met shall be given or transferred to such other charitable organisation or organisations having objects similar to the objects of the Society as the committee may determine.
The constitution was adopted on 15th January 2007.
Certified as a true copy by Chairman and Secretary.
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