Edible York is now a Registered Charity (Charity Number: 1158779 ). Registered Charities are run by trustees who are responsible for ensuring the organisation abides by charity law and the constitution (the rules) of the particular charity. For instance, the trustees must ensure it looks after the land it uses as specified in licence agreements, and that money is managed properly.
Edible York is a membership organisation. Anyone who supports the aims of Edible York can apply to become a member for the current year. The members may put themselves forward to become trustees of Edible York, and it is the members who elect the trustees at each Annual General Meeting.
Clearly, if you’re interested enough to have read this far, you should become a member! This link will take you to the membership bumpf.
The rules by which Edible York operates are written down in the constitution. This is a formal document which can be obtained by contacting us. For the day to day operation of gardening and horticultural activities Edible York has a number of exciting policies and protocols, covering health and safety and so forth.
The current trustees are:
Ruth Jennaway (Chair),
Penny Bainbridge (Treasurer),
Bill Eve (Vice Chair),