1. Aims and Status of the Neighbourhood Forum
1.1 The aims of the forum shall be:
- to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing and quality of life of those living and working in the area, through the development and implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011
- in doing so, to seek to represent the majority view of the local community
1.2 The status of the Forum shall be that of an unincorporated association, established for the purpose of neighbourhood planning as defined in Schedule 9 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
2. Membership of the Forum
2.1 Voting membership of the Forum shall be open to all those living and working (whether for business carried on there or otherwise) in the area covered by the Forum
2.2 In the event of breaches of the code of conduct at paragraph 14 of this constitution, membership of the Forum can be suspended or ended by a two thirds majority at any general meeting of the Forum.
2.3 Any person whose membership has been suspended shall have the right to have this decision reviewed at a subsequent general meeting of the Forum.
2.4 Ward councillors in the Edmonton Green ward shall be members of the Forum in accordance with the Act and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
The area covered by the Forum shall be bordered by Station House News to the west, the Solomon Avenue & Fleece drive to the south, shrubbery Rd & Sebastopol Rd to the north, and Brettenham Road and Foyer to the east, with a boundary as set out in detail on the attached map. This area lies for the most part in the London Borough of Enfield.
4. Equal Opportunities
The Forum will operate to principles of equal opportunities and shall not discriminate against any persons on grounds of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, or age.
5. Political neutrality
The Forum will operate as a non party political body
6. General Meetings and Annual General Meeting
6.1 The Forum will hold a minimum of three General Meetings each year, open to all members.
6.2 In addition to the above, the Forum shall hold an Annual General Meeting each year at which officers and management committee members shall be elected through the votes of those members in attendance.