Greenmoor Big Local is an unincorporated organisation. This means that it is not a registered company. The group is also not currently a registered charity.
For the time being we are calling the people in charge of making decisions the 'Community Board'.
The terms of reference describe how the Board will work.
Future membership of the Community Board
It is expected that membership of the Board will be renewed on a regular process. The current Board is deciding on that process at the current time (Spring 2013).
There will be opportunities for residents in the Greenmoor Big Local area to join the Community Board in the future.
Paul Michael Bilton, David Barry Clarke, Shabir Ellahi, John Hannon, Karen Hodgson, David Hurdus, Marbat Hussain (Vice Chair), Mazhar Hussain, Ahmad Bilal Khaly, Shamilla Khan, Shieraz Bashir, Sara Lee, Abbas Najib (Chair), Nafeesa Yaqoob and Abid Zaman are the current members of the Community Board as of January 2013.
How were they chosen?
To fully reflect the area of Scholemoor and Lidget Green Big Local, the area was divided into five zones and the Community Board membership is drawn from these five zones. For more information about the zones please contact Abdul at CNet.
Community Board members were chosen by an interview process in late 2012. The interview panel was made up of four neutral people (two from the voluntary sector, one from Neighbourhood Services at Bradford Metropolitan District Council and a representative of Big Local).
Community Board job description
To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation must not spend money on activities, which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
To ensure effective and efficient administration of the organisation and to be collectively responsible for the actions of the organisation as Trustees.
To ensure financial stability of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of funds.
To make sure the organisation is properly insured against all reasonable liabilities.
Read the full trustee job description.
Download and complete the application form.
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The seven principles of public life
Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.
Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.
In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.
These principles apply to all aspects of public life.