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The Henbury Society is established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the civil parish of Henbury, Cheshire.

(i) To promote high standards of planning and architecture in Henbury
(ii) To educate the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of Henbury
(iii) To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Henbury

In furtherance of the said purposes but not otherwise the Society through its Executive Committee shall have the following powers:

  • 1. To promote civic pride in the area of benefit
  • 2. To promote research into the subjects directly connected with the objects of the Society and to publish the results of any such research.
  • 3. To act as a co-coordinating body and to co-operate with the local authorities, planning committees, and all other statutory authorities, voluntary organisations, charities and persons having aims similar to those of the Society.
  • 4. To promote or assist in promoting activities of a charitable nature throughout Henbury
  • 5. To publish papers, reports and other literature.
  • 6. To make surveys and prepare maps and plans and collect information in relation to any place, erection or building of beauty or historic interest within Henbury.
  • 7. To hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions.
  • 8. To educate public opinion and to give advice and information.
  • 9. To raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise; provided that the Society shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds for its primary purpose.
  • 10. To acquire, by purchase, gift or otherwise, property whether subject to any special trust or not.
  • 11. Subject to such consents as may be required by law, to sell, let, mortgage, dispose of or turn to account all or any of the property or funds of the Society as shall be necessary.
  • 12. Subject to such consents as may be required by law, to borrow or raise money for the purposes of the Society on such terms and on such security as the Executive Committee shall think fit, but so that the liability of individual members of the Society shall in no case extend beyond the amount of their respective annual subscriptions.
  • 13. To do all such other lawful thing as are necessary for the attainment of the said purposes

Membership shall be open to all who are interested in actively furthering the purposes of the Henbury Society. No member shall have power to vote at any meeting of the Society if his or her subscription is in arrears at the time. Junior members shall be those aged less than 18 years at the time their subscription is due; and they shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Society.