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CONSTITUTION

1)Name of the Group:   The Group shall be known as Friends of Muir Wood Park (referred to hereinafter as the "Friends" or "Friends Group".)

 

 2) Objectives: 

To conserve and enhance the environment of Muir Wood Park and the surrounding area.

To create a safer and welcoming environment for all its users.

To encourage and involve the local community in its care and management.

To promote the development of an educational resource.

 

3) Membership: The membership shall be open to anyone who supports the objectives of the "Friends Group".

 

4) Subscription: This shall be £5.00 per household due on 1st January each year.

 

5) Office Bearers: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer shall be elected, re-elected at the AGM.

 

6) Annual General Meeting: will take place in March.

 

7) Ordinary Meetings: shall take place as deemed necessary.

 

8)Procedure: Records of all meetings, projects and events shall be kept. A quorum for the AGM shall be five. A quorum for ordinary meetings shall be five.

 

9) Financial Arrangements:Disposal of funds - all funds shall be used solely for furthering the objectives of the Friends of Muir Wood Park Group, and for payment of member's expenses, as approved by the Treasurer.

Financial Records - The Treasurer shall ensure that full financial records are kept and that financial statements are produced annually and on request.

Accounts shall be audited annually by an auditor approved by the members.

Bank Accounts and Authorisation of Payment - a bank account shall be opened in the name of the Friends Group and three office bearers shall be authorised to sign cheques, with two signatures required on each cheque.

The financial year shall be 1st January to 31st December.

 

10)Dissolution and disposal of Assets: The Friends Group shall be dissolved if two- thirds of members consider it necessary, to be decided at a special general meeting having given members 21 days notice of the meeting . Individuals shall not be liable if the Friends Group folds.In the event of the dissolution of the Friends Group any remaining assets after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities , shall be transferred to a recognised charitable body or bodies having similar objectives to those of the Friends Group.( The charity/organisation to be decided at a special general meeting considering the dissolution.)

 

11) Amendments to the Constitution: these shall be made at the AGM, or at a special general meeting , all members having been given 14 days notice of the proposed changes.










 

EDINBURGH LOCAL BIODIVERSITY PLAN 2010-2015

2010 has been designated as International Biodiversity Year. On March 19th the launch of the Third Edinburgh Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) took place at the John Hope Gateway in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

 

The Edinburgh LBAP  is compiled of, and delivered by a partnership of organisations including several Council departments, other public bodies, conservation organisations and land managers. Representatives from these organisations and public bodies, along with voluntary groups such as Friends of the Parks Groups had been invited.

 

The opening address was given by Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden; Dave Anderson, Director of City Development at the City of Edinburgh Council;Cllr. John Lowrie, Planning Convener, CEC; Karen Young of Braidburn Valley Park; John Surtees of Friends of the Pentlands. Julie Dewar facilitated - she is Chair of the Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership.

 

We heard about the importance of maintaining and increasing biodiversity for the health of  planet Earth, locally and world-wide.All local councils, government departments and businesses are obliged to work towards promoting conservation. Partnership working is essential.

 

The importance of private gardens was stressed as alternative habitats, to replace woodland and agricultural land lost to building and industry. Parks and community greenspaces are  vital. We can all help by protecting and enhancing these areas and by introducing wildlife friendly gardening practises and planting.The trend to replace lawns and horticultural space in gardens with paving for parking and extending buildings is particularly damaging.

 

Friends Groups were given particular mention and thanked for their work in preserving greenspaces throughout our city and its surrounds. We heard about the achievements of the Friends of the Pentland Hills and Braidburn Park who have been awarded Green Flag status.

 

Further information on the Green Flag Award  www.greenflagaward.org.uk

 

Swifts, Tree Sparrows and Bees, Honey and Bumble, have been named as "Target Species" for special help within the 2010-2015 LBAP. All are endangered.

 

Swifts: These birds have very specific needs. They arrive in Britain in May, returning to the same nest-site under the eaves and in the crevices of buildings. Swifts remain in Scotland only 6 weeks returning to Africa. They remain on-the-wing for their entire lives.Re-pointing of older buildings can destroy their nest sites. So if you are having this maintenance done you can ensure the survival of these birds by installing specially designed nest boxes.New build taller buildings are legally required to insert special swift-friendly bricks.

 

Tree sparrows: Tree Sparrows are very like their cousins the House Sparrows. They favour farmland for their livelihood but do join flocks of House Sparrows to feed in gardens.This Winter we have seen 1-2 feeding on our seed dispensers in our garden in Riccarton Grove -  so they are around. They too can be provided with boxes.

 

For further information go to www.rspb.org.uk

 

Bees: www.bumblebeeconservationtrust.co.uk

 

Friends of Muir Wood Park have worked consistently with EBAP, Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace Trust, CEC and others to increase the biodiversity of the park by installing bat and bird boxes, the planting of native species hedge, trees, shrubs and flowers.Previous target species have included bats and bees. 

 

You can learn more about the Edinburgh LBAP and download the full 2010-2015 strategy document at                

 

                                             www.edinburgh.gov.uk/diversity



 

                                   MUIR WOOD PARK
MANAGEMENT PLAN  2010 - 2015


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 Muir Wood Park Management Plan.pdf


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