William Blyth Trust Minutes

Date:
Thursday 4 February 2016
Time:
4:00pm
Place:
Town Hall, High Street, Dalbeattie

Attendance Details

Members:
Rob Davidson (Chairman)-Abbey
Ian Blake-Abbey
Tom A McAughtrie-Abbey
Davie Stitt-Abbey
Officials:
John Enos - Governance Officer
Stephen Hinton-Smith - Finance Officer
In attendance:
Eric Johnson - Community Council Representative
Shona Reid - Community Council Representative
Ian Robertson - Community Council Representative
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

4 Members Present

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 28 MAY 2015

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 FINANCIAL PLAN 2016/2017 - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT

Decision

 

NOTED


4.1      the Plan anticipated income for 2016/17 will remain similar to 2015/16; and

 

4.2      the Plan showed that a small deficit will be incurred if grants are maintained at the same levels as 2015/16.
 

5 REORGANISATION OF THE TRUST - REPORT BY HEAD OF FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT

Decision

 

AGREED

 

5.1      that the trust should be reorganised and its assets transferred into a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) benefitting Dalbeattie; and

 

5.2      the further considerations at paragraph 3.10 of the report be addressed as follows:


• the SCIO to have the same charitable objectives but expressed in modern day language; and


• initial composition of Trustees to be six consisting of 3 Elected Members and 3 Community Councillors; and


•  in the future composition of trustees will be restricted to include residents of Dalbeattie to ensure continuity of trustees; and


• the SCIO will be called the Dalbeattie Bequest NOTING that  the name can be changed to the William Blyth Bequest once the existing trust has been reorganised and removed from the Scottish Charity Register; and

 

5.3      to receive a report  at a future meeting on  a revised Constitution for a Single Tier SCIO, with 6 Trustees named The Dalbeattie Bequest.
 

6 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no item of business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.