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The name of the group is Park Life Brighton


The aims of Park Life Brighton will be:

  • To campaign to improve the facilities in Whitehawk local parks.
  • To facilitate older residents to enjoy their local parks and get to know others in their neighbourhoods.
  • To facilitate local families to spend more time outside.
  • To empower local people to participate in the development of their local parks.
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.
  • To liaise with statutory bodies to ensure that local people can fully participate in decisions about changes and developments to their parks.


Membership is open to anyone who:

  • Lives in Whitehawk; and/or
  • Supports the aims of Park Life Brighton

Membership will begin as soon as the membership form has been received by either Secretary.

A list of all members will be kept by the Secretaries.

Ceasing to be a member

Members may resign at any time in writing to the Secretaries.

Equal Opportunities

Park Life Brighton will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, disability, religious or political belief, marital status or age.

Officers, coordinating group and sub-groups

The business of the group will be carried out by a co-ordinating group elected at the Annual General Meeting. The co-ordinating Group will meet as necessary and not less than 10 times a year.

The Coordinating Group will consist of no less than 5, and no more than 10 members.

The Coordinating Group will elect the following officers from amongst themselves:

  • Two Co-Chairs
  • Two Co-Secretaries
  • Treasurer

In the event of an officer standing down during the year a replacement will be elected at the next Co-ordinating Group meeting.

Any Coordinating Group member not attending a meeting without apology for three months will be contacted by the Coordinating Group and asked if they wish to resign.

The Coordinating Group will set up sub-groups as and when necessary to carry out specific activities. For example, the Events Sub-group.

Each Sub-group will send a representative to the coordinating group meetings.

The Coordinating Group meetings will be open to any member of Park Life Brighton wishing to attend, who may speak but not vote.


Annual General Meetings

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held within fifteen months of the previous AGM.

All members will be notified at least 3 weeks before the date of the meeting, giving the venue, date and time. Notice may be by email, text or phone app.

The quorum for the AGM will be 10% of the membership or 15 members, whichever is the lower number.

At the AGM:-

  • The Coordinating Group will present a report of the work of Park Life Brighton over the year.
  • The Coordinating Group will present the accounts of Park Life Brighton for the previous year.
  • Nominations for the coordinating group for the coming year will be taken and an election will be held.
  • Any proposals given to either Secretary at least 7 days in advance of the meeting will be discussed.

Special General Meetings

The Secretaries will call a Special General Meeting at the request of the majority of the Coordinating Group or at least eight other members giving a written request to the Chairs or Secretaries stating the reason for their request.

The meeting will take place within 3 weeks’ of the request.

All members will be given two weeks’ notice of such a meeting, giving the venue, date, time and agenda, by email, text or phone app.

The quorum for the Special General Meeting will be 10% of the membership or 15 members, whichever is the lower number.

General Meetings

General Meetings are open to all members and will be held at least once a year, approximately 6 months after the Annual General Meeting.

All members will be given two weeks’ notice of such a meeting, giving the venue, date, time and agenda, by email, text or phone app.

The quorum for a General Meeting shall be 10% of the membership or 15 members, whichever is the lower number.

Coordinating Group meetings

Coordinating Group meetings may be called by any of the Chairs or Secretaries.

The quorum for coordinating Group meetings is three Coordinating Group members.

Rules of Procedure for meetings

All questions that arise at any meeting will be discussed openly and the meeting will seek to find general agreement that everyone present can agree to.

If a consensus cannot be reached a vote will be taken and a decision will be made by a simple majority of members present. If the number of votes cast on each side is equal, the chair of the meeting shall have an additional casting vote.



An account will be maintained on behalf of Park Life Brighton at a bank agreed by the Coordinating Group. Three cheque signatories will be nominated by the Coordinating Group (one to be the Treasurer).  The signatories must not be related nor members of the same household.

All payments will be signed by two of the signatories.

  • For cheque payments, the signatories will sign the cheque.
  • For other payments (such as BACS payments, cash withdrawals, debit card payments or cash payments), a requisition note will be signed by two signatories, and held by the treasurer.

Records of income and expenditure will be maintained by the Treasurer and a financial statement given at each meeting.

All money raised by or on behalf of Park Life Brighton is only to be used to further the aims of the group, as specified in this constitution.

Amendments to the Constitution

Amendments to the constitution may only be made at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting.

Any proposal to amend the constitution must be given to either Secretary in writing. The proposal must then be circulated with the notice of meeting.

Any proposal to amend the constitution will require a two thirds majority of those present and entitled to vote.


If a meeting, by simple majority, decides that it is necessary to close down the group it may call a Special General Meeting to do so. The sole business of this meeting will be to dissolve the group.

If it is agreed to dissolve the group, all remaining money and other assets, once outstanding debts have been paid, will be donated to a local charitable organisation. The organisation will be agreed at the meeting which agrees the dissolution.

This constitution was agreed at the Inaugural General Meeting of Park Life Brighton.

Our Team

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Evie Martin

Founder & Chair

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Founder & Secretary

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Founder & Secretary

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