- Hold meetings, lectures and temporary and/or permanent exhibitions.
- Organise site visits, surveys and archaeological activities within and outside the area
- Produce papers, reports and other literature.
- Hold the intellectual property rights for publications produced by the Group.
- Promote research into subjects directly connected with the objectives of the Group.
- Make information available to all interested persons.
- Instruct and remunerate any person or persons not being members of the Committee to supervise,
organise and carry out work for the Group.
- Raise public grant and private funds and invite and receive contributions from any
person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation or otherwise; and
similarly make grants to other organizations or individuals in accordance with its
- Acquire, lease or rent any property.
- Archive and care for any materials, documents and artefacts entrusted to the Group.
- Do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the said objectives.
- Generally act in the fashion of a charity prior to any registration as a Charity under UK law.
Membership shall be open to all who are interested in furthering the objectives of the Group.
However, in the possible event of any voting (at Group or Committee level) only members residing or having an
employment address within the specified parishes will be allowed to vote.
Members may be charged an annual fee, to be set at the Annual General Meeting
Visitors may attend organised meetings and events; a fee may be charged.
An Annual General Meeting shall be held in each calendar year to receive the Committee’s report,
including a financial report, to elect Officers and Members of the Committee, set any membership fees and
to transact such other business as may from time to time be necessary. A quorum shall consist of 25% of the
membership entitled to vote, or 5 members whichever is the larger number. Proxy voting will be allowed by
written request to the Secretary.
The Officers shall consist of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer all of whom shall be members of the Committee.
If necessary one person may hold two of these posts, but not Chairman and Secretary together. All Officers
shall hold office in an honorary capacity and shall relinquish their office at the Second Annual General Meeting
after their election but shall be eligible for re-election.
The Committee shall be responsible for the management and administration of the Group. The Committee shall
consist of the Officers and up to 5 other members. Election to the Committee shall take place annually and
Committee members are eligible for re-election. The quorum for a Committee Meeting shall be one third of
the Committee membership. The Committee may co-opt other members and reserves the right to appoint honorary
officers as and when necessary to serve until the next AGM.
This Constitution may be amended by a majority of members present and voting at an Annual General
Meeting or Special General Meeting, provided that 28 days notice in writing of the proposed amendment has been
given to all members. A quorum shall consist of 25% of the membership entitled to vote, or 5 members whichever
is the larger number. Proxy voting will be allowed by written request to the Secretary.
The Group may be dissolved by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting at an Annual General Meeting
or at a Special General Meeting. A quorum shall consist of 25% of the membership entitled to vote. Proxy voting
will be allowed by written request to the Secretary.
In the event of the Group ceasing to operate, the members present at the AGM or Special General Meeting shall
have the power to dispose of artefacts belonging to the Group to a local museum or charitable organisation of
similar standing and any funds belonging to the Group to one or more local charitable organisations operating
within the three parishes.