Constitution, Policies & Rules
The constitution of Newbattle Beekeepers Association was adopted by members at a general meeting held at Newbattle Abbey College on 5 March 2017. A revised version was adopted at the 2019 AGM. Further revisions were made at the AGM in February 2020.
The Association is a Scottish registered charity
and is an Affiliated Beekeeping Association (ABA) of the Scottish Beekeepers Association (a Scottish charity, registered in Scotland, number SC009345)
The constitution as adopted by members is available to read and/or download by clicking on the link below.
Constitution - Adopted February 2020
The safeguarding policy provides a policy statement and provides guidelines for all members and others involved in activities and events organised and delivered by Newbattle Beekeepers Association.
It is the policy of Newbattle Beekeepers Association to make every effort to safeguard members, visitors and event participants from physical or emotional harm while participating in association events and activities. Newbattle Beekeepers Association will take all reasonable steps to ensure that, through relevant procedures and training, children, young people and adults taking part in events and activities do so in a safe environment.
Newbattle Beekeepers Association is a registered charity SC04957 and is a voluntary organisation for beekeepers.
Financial Policies and Procedures
It is the policy of Newbattle Beekeepers Association to practice sound financial management and to safeguard the financial and physical assets of the association to best achieve the aims and objectives (purposes) of the association as set out in the constitution. The oversight of the financial and physical resources is vested in the Board of Trustees and through them the treasurer who will report to the members and the charity regulator (OSCR) on an annual basis.
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The Association is a Scottish Charitable Organisation (SCO)
Newbattle Beekeepers Association is affiliated to the Scottish Beekeepers' Association (SBA)