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- 22 September 2021 | 17:00Community Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU, UK
- 20 January 2022 | 19:00
- Special Meeting to Amend Constitution
Existing Neighbourhood Forum members are invited to attend a Special General Meeting online. We need to make a small change to the constitution to align with the rules of our new bank account. Thurs 20 January, 7pm, online via video conference Members Only (10 - 25 participants) SUMMARY: We need at least 10 members of the Forum to attend an online meeting to approve a minor change to the Constitution. This is also an opportunity to present our community engagement plans for feedback, suggestions and volunteers. We will send an invite by email and members can RSVP here: https://www.shorehambeachforum.com/rsvp DETAILS: The Forum needs more funding for community engagement to finalise the Neighbourhood Plan. The vast majority of funding is via grant applications - deposited to a qualifying bank account. However, the banking conditions have changed and now the Forum’s bank will only provide accounts on the basis that any one signatory can approve a transaction. This requires a small change to the wording in the Constitution. Currently, the Constitution requires two signatories to sign a cheque (paragraph 10.1) and that the Treasurer must be authorised by the committee to operate the account online (paragraph 10.2). The Treasurer has proposed the following motion: CHANGE 10.1 ... Three cheque signatories will be nominated by the Committee (one to be the Treasurer). Any two of these must sign every cheque. TO “... Three cheque signatories will be nominated by the Committee (one to be the Treasurer). Any one signatory to sign” DELETE 10.2 “The committee must authorise the Treasurer to make any online banking payments” This change is purely technical to satisfy the bank's terms and conditions and makes no practical difference to the way the Forum will operate its finances. It is essential that the account be set up as soon as possible as this will enable the Forum to apply for additional funding, necessary to fund the website, surveys, promotion and engagement. View the Constitution: https://www.shorehambeachforum.com/constitution For more information about funding options and expenditure, please visit: https://www.shorehambeachforum.com/funding
- SBNF Winter 2021 Update for Beach News
We publish updates about the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan in every edition of Beach News. Here's a copy of the latest update from our new Committee members: The Forum has been re-designated and the committee has been re-elected to complete our Neighbourhood Plan. We welcome two new steering group members with extensive sustainability, conservation, and architectural experience. It’s not an easy process for local residents to write planning policy for the next 15 years and there’ve been several setbacks including a lack of funding, lack of volunteers, lack of digital skills and a large delay due to the pandemic. However, we’ve worked closely with the ADC planning officers and believe it’s shaping up to be a great document. To help understand what the Plan is - and why we think it’s still necessary, we’d like to answer some common questions: What is a Neighbourhood Plan? It’s a legal document that developers and planners must adhere to. It’s different to the Local District Plan because it’s written by the community, for the community and specifically tailored to our unique neighbourhood - Marine Ward - which includes Adur Rec. It began as a protest by one resident who was concerned about the negative impact of the ‘two-for-one’ trend and the difficulties in dealing with the planning process. The Plan cannot stop development, but it aims to improve the planning process to make it easier for architects, developers, and builders to know what’s appropriate. It also helps neighbours to visualise the impact of proposed new buildings before they are approved, and to protect the unique character of the neighbourhood. Residents have identified the best qualities of our neighbourhood, incl. the eclectic architecture, cherished views, the nature reserve, the river, and other local green spaces that need protecting. Policies are written to encourage responsible recreational activities and facilitate a healthy lifestyle and cohesive community. We’ve also identified opportunities for traffic calming, better parking, and reducing litter. Can the Plan stop development? No, but the Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity to influence development, prepare for changes and ensure the Beach can cope. How do I find out more? We have an extensive website and social media presence. We welcome your interest and hope you will spread the word and comment online. Also look out for surveys, workshops and/or Have Your Say Days. How far have we got? Most policies are written, and our job now is to raise funding to re-engage the local community, gather final evidence and write a summary. Once the residents and Local Authority have approved the content, local people will get the chance to vote. What happened to the photos I submitted? Your photos are being used on the covers and throughout the document. How can I help? Please visit www.shorehambeachforum.com/get-involved It’s hard to make Shoreham Beach an even better place to live, but let’s try! You can read the full magazine here > #Press
- SBNF Officers Meeting Minutes - December 2021
9 December 2021 at 1900 Committee Room at the Shoreham Centre Agenda: 1. Opening new SBNF Bank Account with Santander 2. Application for SEA Appraisal of the Neighbourhood Plan 3. Any Other Business 1. Opening of new SBNF Bank Account with Santander Santander have informed the committee that they only provide accounts on the basis that any one signatory can approve a transaction. Currently the Constitution requires two signatories to sign a cheque (paragraph 10.1) and that the Treasurer must be authorised by the committee to operate the account online (paragraph 10.2). JM has proposed the following motion, which was presented by the Chair in JM’s absence: To amend the Constitution as follows, in order to clear the way to opening an online Treasurers account with Santander, the wording of Finance 10.1 should simply be amended to read “Any one signatory to sign” Also, 10.2 “The committee must authorise the Treasurer to make any online banking payments” should be deleted. This change is purely technical to satisfy Santander’s terms and conditions and makes no practical difference to the way the Forum will operate its finances. It is essential that the account be set up as soon as possible as this will enable the Forum to apply for additional funding, necessary to publicise and hold Have Your Say Days. The Committee voted unanimously in favour and so the motion was carried. In accordance with the Constitution the proposed amendment must be put to the Forum for approval at a Special General Meeting. This will be held as an online meeting at 7pm on Thursday 20th January, to maximise attendance. RSVP: https://www.shorehambeachforum.com/rsvp 2. Application for SEA Appraisal of the Neighbourhood Plan A critical part of getting the Neighbourhood Plan completed is for Adur Planning to carry out a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) of the emerging plan. This can be a lengthy process so it is important the committee applies to Adur Planning for this appraisal to be undertaken. This will not prevent further revisions to the draft plan being made during and after the assessment. The committee unanimously agreed that the Chair should initiate this process. 3. Any Other Business KH raised the point that according to the constitution three committee meetings each year need to be open for forum members to attend. No meetings since the 2021 AGM have been open. This was discussed and it was felt that such open meetings would ideally be held when matters of the widest Forum interest were to be discussed. DJ suggested it would be helpful if an annual calendar of monthly meetings was created. It was suggested that the second Thursday in the month could be the default date. Those present agreed, JM and MG will be consulted before this is adopted. MW suggested the committee should survey forum opinion more frequently. To get the widest circulation for digital surveys, DJ suggested using the Forum’s announcements published in Beach News. Links to questionnaires could be published there. This was agreed. Meeting closed at 1955. The next committee meeting will be held on Thursday January 13th. See events calendar Attendees: Dave Collins (DC) Chairman Mike Whelan (MW) Secretary Kevin Hall (KH) Vice Chairman David Johnson (DJ) SBRA James Breckell (JB) Architect Apologies received from: Jonathan Marshall (JM) Treasurer Mike Gibson (MG) Planning Consultant #minutes #management #ADC #funding
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- Community Events | Shoreham-by-Sea | Shoreham Beach Forum Neighbourhood Plan
Event Calendar News Featured Event Plan Status Open day consultation events, e.g. Have Your Say days, etc. will appear here. If you are able to help or provide a venue, please get in touch. Upcoming Events Thu, 20 Jan Online Meeting Special Meeting to Amend Constitution Existing Neighbourhood Forum members are invited to attend our next SGM (Special General Meeting) online: 10 to 25 participants. We need to make a slight change to the constitution, to align with the rules of our new bank account. +8 more RSVP
- Community renewable energy project?
Could we set up our own community renewable energy project? If so, where would it go, what would it power? etc.
- Funding the Plan and its Projects
Once the Plan is approved, who will manage the funding of community projects? If you'd like to join a group to manage Forum funding and fundraise for community projects after the Plan is complete, please click here to share ideas and join the discussion: https://www.shorehambeachforum.com/group/funding-group
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