Limited by Guarantee
Like most communities, Boat of Garten wishes to pursue activities, often of a commercial nature or where large sums of money are involved that are either inappropriate or illegal for the Community Council to do – the Community Company exists to take such projects forward. The Company works in partnership with Boat of Garten & Vicinity Community Council and has close links with the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Highland Council, RSPB and SNH.
Boat of Garten Community Company is a Company Limited by Guarantee incorporated under the Companies Act. The Company’s Memorandum & Articles are available to download.
1. Principal Objects
- To promote the cultural, social and economic interests of the Community.
- To encourage the residents of Boat of Garten to participate in these aims.
- To provide the means by which these aims may be achieved.
2. Liability of Members
Every member of the Company undertakes to contribute such amount as may be required (but no more than £1.00) to the Company’s assets should it be wound up while s/he is a member or within one year after s/he ceases to be a member. This amount will be used to pay off any of the Company’s debts and liabilities which may have been contracted before s/he ceased to be a member, as well as the charges and expenses of winding up the Company.
The Community Company holds an Annual General Meeting at which the usual reports are presented. At this Annual General Meeting, members of the Community Company have the right to elect new Directors or confirm existing Directors in post.
Directors meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, June and September, with the AGM being on the second Wednesday in November, and all Company members are very welcome to attend.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a residence or business interest in Boat of Garten and Vicinity, i.e. with a PH24 postcode. New members always welcome! Boat of Garten Community Company application form 2013
Method of Working
Where appropriate the company operates through sub-groups all of which include at least one director and as many members as are interested. The groups include:
- Heritage group: having completed the enhancements to the Station Square, including the Information Hub and the Osprey Feather and Horse & Cart sculptures, the group is now working towards the creation of a heritage trail, and a memories collection. See our Interpretation Plan: full report or summary and support the Heritage project.
- Events Group, bringing events and festivals to the village.
- Marketing/PR/Website group: a small group responsible for destination marketing, public relations and the maintenance and improvement of the village website.
- Friends of the Garden: the people responsible for maintaining our Community Garden.
- BoGWiG: The Boat of Garten Wildlife group exists to encourage interest in and knowledge of the local flora and fauna and manages the local Badger Hide.
- The Business Forum: Created as a voice for businesses within the village.
- Youth Group or ‘Yoofie’, as it’s known, provides activities for the young people of the village on Wednesdays and Fridays during the autumn and winter.
- Virtually Famous is the junior drama group and meets on Thursdays between October and Easter.
- The Osprey Music Society (TOMS) provides a programme of classical music throughout the year.
If you are interested in any of these topics and are not yet part of the group, please let us know – you will be made very welcome.
For more information, please contact Anna Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registered in Scotland No: 224956 – a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee – Scottish Charity No: SC032531
Registered office: 23 Craigie Avenue, Boat of Garten PH24 3BL