Overview Of Our Governance Model
The trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s running well and is doing what it was set up to do. This includes ensuring the charity:
- spends its money sensibly, on the activities it was raised for
- doesn’t break the rules in our Articles – the governing document
- continues to meet our commitments to the communities we serve in accordance with our charitable objectives
- follows the law, including preparing reports and accounts to send to the Charity Commission
The Board of Trustees is made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
Three trustees are elected by our Member Organisations. These range from community groups and residents’ associations to schools and sports clubs.
We now have more than 60 Member Organisations, which include groups such as Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, Eritrean Gheez Rite Community Association, Kensington & Chelsea Mind and the Pepper Pot Day Centre.
Three trustees are nominated by The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC).
Up to six other trustees are openly-recruited for the skills and expertise they can offer, such as community insight, finance, property development and law.
All trustees share the responsibility to ensure that our assets and resources ‘ such as rental income from properties – are used to the best advantage of our local communities. The Trustees are all volunteers.
Trustees normally serve a maximum of two consecutive terms of three years, but in exceptional circumstances a Trustee may be permitted to serve a third consecutive term of office, for example if the Trustee in question has particular skills or experience that the Trust cannot readily replace.
Our most recent AGM was held on 2 December 2019 at Maxilla Social Club. The meeting was filmed and can be viewed below.
Minutes of our Annual General Meetings are available in PDF format:
- 2014 AGM minutes
- 2015 AGM minutes
- Representations were made at the 2016 AGM that the minutes of the 2015 AGM did not fully reflect the points raised during the discussion on the Westway Stables. The written representations can be read here.
- 2016 AGM minutes(these were revised following the 2017 AGM)
- 2016 AGM – Chair’s opening remarks
- Following the 2016 AGM we sought legal advice on the public sector equality duty which you can read here.
- 2017 AGM minutes
- Westway Community Transport asked us to publish this letter regarding the minutes of the 2017 AGM
- 2018 AGM minutes
- 2019 AGM minutes will be uploaded after they have been ratified at the 2020 AGM. A live stream of the 2019 AGM van be viewed below.
View the timeline of Westway Trust’s governance history here.