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  • General Interest:
    Wednesday, 10 March 2021 07:30 pm
    Carlops Village Centre EGM

    A special meeting to discuss the new constitution which can be viewed at this link. Please contact Hannah Walters at hannahwalterslangskaill@yahoo.co.uk for more information
  • General Interest:
    Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:00 am
    Messages from Scottish Borders Council

    Recent messages have been received regarding top-up electricity payments  and voting procedures specifically for those shielding or self-isolating. For these and other messages from Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government please click the title link
  • General Interest:
    Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:00 am
    SBC Calendar of events for older people

    Click the link for a calendar in downloadable PDF format  http://carlops.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Borders-Activities-Calendar-for-Older-People-V1.4.pdf.
  • General Interest:
    Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:00 am
    New South East Scotland Newsletter

    South East Scotland Newsletter - click the link to download a PDF  
  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:00 am

    No events are scheduled at the Village Hall until the coronavirus emergency is safely behind us. In the meantime, the front page of the Carlops website will be populated with useful links to information and services. There are also links in the right hand sidebar under Coronavirus Services
  • General Interest:
    Monday, 02 November 2020 12:00 am
    Message from SBC- Protection Levels, Vitamin D supplements and Shielding

    A recent message from SBC concerns the Scottish Levels of protection, free Vitamin D supplements, shielding  and general health advice. The complete letter can be viewed at Advice from SBC 30th October
  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:00 am
    Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative

    Details of the Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative with advice about fuel bills and much else. Message received from Lorna McCullough

Carlops Village Centre EGM and New Constitution

NEWS FLASH – New Information from the Scottish Government regarding Voting Procedures for the May Parliamentary Election. Click here to go to the webpage. This information specifically concerns postal and proxy voting and is of particular interest to people who are self-isolating or shielding. General information about how to apply for a proxy or postal vote is here and check your Downloads folder
Carlops Village Centre – Extraordinary General Meeting
Wednesday 10th March, 7.30pm (by Zoom)
As you may be aware, Carlops Village Centre (the Hall) is in the process of transferring from being a charity to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
In order to do this we need to make a number of changes to the CVC constitution, which in turn requires us to call an EGM in order to present the changes and request the agreement of at least two thirds of the membership attending. As with an AGM, we need to have a minimum of 15 members in attendance to be quorate.
The objectives of the organisation remain the same, to promote and enhance the cultural, social and educational life of those in the community.
The powers of the organisation also remain broadly the same, with the addition of clauses to permit the SCIO to register an interest in land beyond that currently held by CVC and allow it to be a future vehicle for Community Right to Buy.
The SCIO is a legal entity and will bear the financial liability currently held by the Trustees.
Changes to the structure of the organisation are as follows:
Members – become Ordinary Members, there can also be non-voting Junior and Associate Members.
The members of CVC Management Committee – become Charity Trustees, these will be elected, and may also be appointed or co-opted.
The Management Committee – becomes the Board of Charity Trustees.
In line with local government elections, members can vote from the age of 16.
The parts of the new constitution dealing with office bearers, meetings, voting, trustee duties and finances are all broadly the same as currently, but with greater detail and formality. We are not proposing to change the numbers needed to form a quorum or committee (‘Board’), though voting by proxy will become possible.
It will be necessary for everyone wishing to be a member to make a written application and their membership details kept on record, the new Board would organise this.
Please attend the EGM – Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 948 5005 5715
Passcode: 856043
Dial in: 0131 460 1196
The proposed constitution is at this link If you would like a copy of the current constitution for comparison, please contact:
Hannah Walters, 660470 or email hannahwalterslangskaill@yahoo.co.uk

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