Officer Nominations Now Open!

Covid 19 has brought about many changes. We’re now in great need of volunteers to enable us to continue our work; protecting + improving our local environment.


Our society started as a charity in 1974 and has achieved an enormous amount; planting hundreds of trees, protecting at risk buildings, lobbying for high quality design builds, presenting design awards, hosting hundreds of talks and walks, engaging the community at heritage open days, the Beeston Carnival and other events. If the Society is to continue, we need an Executive Committee (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) and Officers to help with membership, planning, editorial, design and social media – and many other thing besides…

In the absence of a town council here in Beeston, we really do want to save our society and continue to realise positive change for our community.

Our Recent Work

More recently we have supported the Southern Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group, Beeston Street Art, SkateBeeston (initiating collaboration between Skate Nottingham and Broxtowe Council) The Beeston Showcase (an art and community display in our former Argos) Urban Greening in association with We Dig NG9 and #alightinBeeston our first light artwork to be installed in the interchange in the new year.

Anyone can attend our meetings, events and the AGM but only members are able to vote or take up Executive or general Officer roles on our Committee.

If you’re an existing member who can (or know of any fellow members who could) please do nominate to stand for our 2021/22 committee.

If you’re not yet a member but care about Beeston; enjoy and appreciate our work – please do join now, and invite your friends – and stand to help us continue the work we started in 1974.

What’s Involved?

Executive Committee Officers are responsible for the operational running of the Society: managing membership, finances, and our charitable status; scheduling meetings and our programme of events for members and the general public; liaising with third party authorities, businesses and individuals; keeping records, documents and minutes of meetings. Executive members vote on motions within Committee Meetings.

The Executive Committee is supported by General Officers in the Committee, elected to provide assistance, experience or expertise. So if you have an area of expertise, or would like to share your skills – whether in administration, communication, event planning, Planning Application monitoring, the built environment, membership management, graphic design, copywriting, accountancy, charity funding, content creation, photography, or greening / environment issues… and many other – you can stand as a General Officer.

General Officers can also be people invited to stand from local projects which strike a balance with the Society’s ethos and objectives – such as greening, Street Art, or heritage. Get in touch if you’d like to be invited.

Meetings

We generally have one Committee meeting per month (early evening, but we accommodate to the benefit of all involved); periodic Editorial meetings, and an Annual General Meeting every year. No one is obliged to undertake any responsibility they don’t want – we are all volunteers!

To find out about what’s involved in a Civic Society, check our Constitution – or simply get in touch.