Tidy Up Bishop’s Stortford (TUBS) 

Founding document 

Tidy Up Bishop’s Stortford, was established in 2009 in response to public feedback to the Bishop’s Stortford Town Plan regarding litter in the town.

Churches Together in Bishop’s Stortford had run an annual project, SHINE, which had the same aims.

TUBS took over that role once SHINE ceased.

TUBS is an Unincorporated Association. It may seek charitable status in future.

1. Aims and Objectives

TUBS aims to gather like-minded people and seek to restore civic pride by organising litter picking events and publicising them as widely as possible. This is done with the full support of the Town, District and County Councils. In addition to this, TUBS has been the vehicle by which the Community Payback Scheme has been sponsored to carry out heavier tasks such as edging out footpaths and clearing large amounts of leaf debris from pavements.

2. Finance

TUBS is a non-profit making voluntary organisation. Funding so far has been by way of the County Council Locality Budget Scheme.

3. Governance

Until March 2014, TUBS was organised by two volunteers.

From April 2014 it has been run by a volunteer committee comprising:

Chairman - John Barfoot

Coordinator - Ian Hudson

Secretary - Richard Roscoe

Treasurer - Stan Stainsby

(Stan resigned in December 2018 and Richard took over Treasurer responsibilities)

The committee shall meet a minimum of twice per year for the purposes of seeking funding and setting a programme of works for the Volunteers and the Community Payback workers.

The quorum for all meetings will be 3 people. In the event of a tied vote the Chair shall have a casting vote.

The committee  have full powers to change or amend any issues of governance.

4. Termination

In the event of TUBS being wound up, any funds owned will be donated to the local charity Grove Cottage.

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