As you know, nominations usually take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). However due to the pandemic we will not be able to hold an actual AGM again this year, but we can still accept nominations to the Committee as usual.
Here is information on the elections process and timetable and information on the role of the committee and the responsibilities of members
1. If you wish to put yourself forward for election, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 30th March
A. Your name and which site you are on
B. A short paragraph about yourself and the skills and interests you can offer
C. The names of a proposer and seconder
This information will be shared with BHAF members along with the bios of existing committee members who are standing for re-election.
2. The BHAF Committee is the voice of all plot holders in Brighton and Hove. It is funded from a levy on everyone’s annual rent payments. BHAF works in partnership with the Council Allotment Service to deliver the Allotments Strategy, agreed with Brighton and Hove Council in 2014. It disburses development funds to sites, protects tenants’ rights and works to ensure accountability to plot holders. It (usually) holds regular meetings and forums, manages a website and various forms of social media communications and provides advice and support on a wide range of issues. The committee also co-operates with other voluntary organisations and networks across the city on areas of mutual interest such as community outreach, food security and bio-diversity.
The committee (usually) meets several times a year, including BHAF forums (evenings only) on an as-needed basis. (Physical meetings have been suspended during the pandemic) Committee members also communicate regularly through email. Members need to be able to commit to regular attendance. The committee operates a Code of Conduct which members must agree to before joining the committee. The Committee is GDPR compliant and new members will be briefed on these obligations.
All talents very are welcome. We would particularly appreciate new members with on-line communication skills, interest in taking forward planned work on diversity and social inclusion and also members from smaller sites.