The River Stour Trust is set up as a charitable private company with our members awarding control of the company to the directors, who then run it to achieve the aims of the charity. In return members’ liability can only ever be £1, while directors are personally responsible for all company actions.
The directors must act collectively but only a simple majority is needed in their voting (article 50). Our articles allow not less than 2 and not more than 15 directors, who must be company members. The River Stour Trust requires all members of the Council to fulfill a specific role and responsibility, however small, in the actual management and development of the Trust.
RST COUNCIL – DIRECTORS & TRUSTEES
Emrhys Barrell, Paul Brewerton (Chairman of Council), Bob Foster, Keith Grinsted (Company Secretary), Jim Lunn, John Morris, Graham Simmons (Treasurer), Alan Thomas
- Company Secretary: Keith Grinsted – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Graham Simmons – email@example.com
- Chairman of Council: Paul Brewerton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the links below to download and read the following documents:
- River Stour Trust Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Guidance notes on the legal framework and rules within which the River Stour Trust operates
Meetings are scheduled to take place on the second Thursday of each month in the evening and members can attend these meetings as observers to understand the work undertaken by the Council. It is also possible to raise queries or issues at appropriate times during the meeting which will then be suspended whilst the member puts forward their proposal. Any participation is at the discretion of the Chairman and the agenda will usually be available at least a few days before the meeting.
Please contact the RST office or email the Company Secretary (see above) to find out about forthcoming meetings and request a copy of the agenda.
Since 2011, the minutes of the Council meetings have been published online. The minutes are available to download and read only once Council has approved them – click here.