This is the Constitution of BRAT; The Brondesbury Residents & Tenants Association.
The name of the Association shall be The Brondesbury Residents & Tenants Association.
We will work for improvements to the area covered by the Association, to public services, to the local environment and the wider Kilburn area.
To achieve our aims, we will:
a. Carry out activities that will benefit tenants and residents in our Association area;
b. Promote membership to tenants and residents of the community;
c. Regularly consult and inform all tenants and residents;
d. Encourage provision of facilities for recreation and amenity and encourage a community spirit;
e. Work with the local authorities and other agencies in the area to further our aims.
The area covered by the Association is:
Buckley Road, Burton Road, Callcott Road, Clarence Road, Dunster Gardens, Dyne Road, Plympton Road and Avenue, Streatley Road, Torbay Road, Waterloo Passage, North Side of Willesden lane to railway line, West side of Kilburn High Road from Willesden Lane to the railway line.
Membership of the Association shall be open, irrespective of political party, nationality, religious opinion, race or colour to:
a. All persons living in the area covered by the Association;
b. Any friends of well wishers, or any person living outside the area covered by the Association but wishing to join, who shall be called Associate Members.
All members shall pay such subscriptions, as the Annual General Meeting shall determine. The subscription year to run from July 1st to June 30th.
a. Members of the Committee are elected by members of the Association who come to the Annual General Meeting. They are elected for a term on one year;
b. The Executive Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and other members;
c. If vacancies occur among the Officers of the Committee, the Committee shall have the power to fill them from among their members;
d. The Committee may co-opt up to four people to server on the Committee as full Committee members;
e. The Committee shall meet at least ten times a year;
f. Committee meetings shall be open to all members and be held in a public place where practicable.
6. Annual General Meeting
The Committee shall arrange the Annual General Meeting for the purpose of: receiving the Annual report of the Committee and the audited statement of accounts; of accepting the resignations of the Committee; of electing a new Committee; and voting, if necessary, on proposals to amend the Constitution and shall be open to any resident of the BRAT area.
7. Special General Meeting
The Chairperson or Secretary of the Association may at any time call a Special Meeting of the Association either for the purpose of altering the Constitution or for considering any matter, which the Committee may decide should be referred to the members in general. They shall call such a meeting at the request if not less than five Committee members.
8. General Meeting
The committee may arrange to hold General Meetings, which may coincide with the AGM.
9. Rules For Procedure
a. Meetings of the Committee shall be conducted in accordance with the rules drawn up by the Committee and revised by them when necessary.
b. A quorum shall be one third of the total number of the Committee
a. All monies raised by or on behalf of the Association shall be applied to further the objectives of the Association and for no other purpose.
b. The Treasurer shall keep proper accounts of the finances of the Association and shall open a Bank Account in the name of the Association.
c. The accounts shall be audited at least once a year.
11. Exceptional Circumstances
If for any reason the Association has to fold, all outstanding debts will be paid, any unspent monies returned to official funders and any remaining monies donated to a community activity in the Association area as decided by the remaining Committee members.
12. Alterations to the Constitution
Any alterations to this constitution shall require the approval of a two-thirds majority of those present and voting at the General Meeting at which it is discussed. Any resolution for the alteration of the Constitution must be received by the Secretary at least twenty-eight days before the meeting at which resolution is to be brought forward.
The area covered by the Association is: Buckley Road, Burton Road, Callcott Road, Clarence Road, Dunster Gardens, Dyne Road, Plympton Road and Avenue, Streatley Road, Torbay Road, Waterloo Passage, the North Side of Willesden lane to the railway line and the West side of Kilburn High Road from Willesden Lane to the railway line.